Monday, 26 May 2014

Blog Tour: The Broken by Tamar Cohen

I am delighted to be part of the Blog Tour for The Broken by Tamar Cohen with a review. The other tour stops are listed below so please do check out their stops for some other great posts.




Synopsis


Best friends tell you everything; about their kitchen renovation; about their little girl’s schooling. How one of them is leaving the other for a younger model.

Best friends don’t tell lies. They don’t take up residence on your couch for weeks. They don’t call lawyers. They don’t make you choose sides.

Best friends don’t keep secrets about their past. They don't put you in danger.



Review

I think I can honestly say The Broken has been one of the best psychological thrillers that I have read this year. This is the first time I have read a novel from Tamar Cohen and I can definitely say it will not be the last.

The premise for this novel was brilliant and one that I have never come across before in fiction even though it must happen to a lot of people who get caught up in their friends' separations and divorces. 

The Broken kept me gripped throughout. I think my heart was racing for practically the whole book, full of all kinds of emotions. I got extremely involved in all the characters lives and felt exactly what they were feeling; anger, indignation, sadness, tiredness, unfariness, jealousy, hate. A very emotionally charged and highly realistic novel.

I loved how detailed each of the characters were and how much depth they had to them. Told from Josh and Hannah's points of view (the friends of the soon-to-be divorcees) we experience the imposition almost first hand that Dan and Sasha keep putting them in. We see how difficult it is for them to stay on neutral ground and not pass information of what one has said against the other. 

There are also the small snippets of an unknown character called Lucie, who you can never quite work out who is she is out of the main characters and I found my suspicions as to who it could be kept changing as more details of the character's backgrounds was hinted out in the story. 

What will have me thinking about this novel for quite a while was the shocker of an ending! Did not see it coming at all! Absolutely brilliant! I of course would like to read more now, but I still think it was a great ending and I have already been making up my own mind as to what would happen.

A thrilling, emotionally charged, unputdownable novel! I have author love for Tamar Cohen.


5/5

The Broken is available from Amazon UK 


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