#BookReview A Slow Fire Burning by Paula Hawkins

The Blurb


‘What is wrong with you?’

Laura has spent most of her life being judged. She’s seen as hot-tempered, troubled, a loner. Some even call her dangerous. 

Miriam knows that just because Laura is witnessed leaving the scene of a horrific murder with blood on her clothes, that doesn’t mean she’s a killer. Bitter experience has taught her how easy it is to get caught in the wrong place at the wrong time. 

Carla is reeling from the brutal murder of her nephew. She trusts no one: good people are capable of terrible deeds. But how far will she go to find peace? 

Innocent or guilty, everyone is damaged. Some are damaged enough to kill.

Look what you started.

My Thoughts

Another great read by ‘Paula Hawkins’, I was thrilled that my wish was granted on Netgalley. The characters are generally not very likeable and all have their own issues which make them prime suspects in the murder of Daniel, whose body is found on the house boat he is living in. That being said, I had so much sympathy for Laura, she clearly has her own physical, mental and emotional issues to deal with and it is clear that she puts so much effort into trying to behave in a way that is considered ‘normal’. Although this is a real challenge for her and she makes some very wrong decisions along the way, finding it impossible not to share exactly what she is thinking.

‘A Slow Burning Fire,’ is well written and very well developed. So many stories weaved together and although it is a slow burner as the title would suggest, it is dark and full of suspense making it well worth sticking with.

A Slow Burning Fire will be released on 31st August 2021. Pre-order your copy now!

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