2017 · Book review

Blind Side by Jennie Ensor *Review*

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Book Description – Can you ever truly know someone? And what if you suspect the unthinkable?

London, five months before 7/7. Georgie, a young woman wary of relationships after previous heartbreak, gives in and agrees to sleep with close friend Julian. She’s shocked when Julian reveals he’s loved her for a long time.

But Georgie can’t resist her attraction to Nikolai, a Russian former soldier she meets in a pub. While Julian struggles to deal with her rejection, Georgie realises how deeply war-time incidents in Chechnya have affected Nikolai. She begins to suspect that the Russian is hiding something terrible from her.

Then London is attacked…

Blind Side explores love and friendship, guilt and betrayal, secrets and obsession. An explosive, debate-provoking thriller that confronts urgent issues of our times and contemplates some of our deepest fears.

Published July 22nd 2016 by Unbound

Mt thoughts – Set around the time of the London bombings in 2005, Blind Side is a gripping read full of thought provoking moments.

Georgie, the main character is a hard working woman. She’s been burned by love once before and is happy to not let it happen again and enjoys her time spent with  Julian, her confidante and  best friend until one evening after too much wine is consumed, things take a turn and the friendship will never be the same again. Enter Nikolai, the former Russian soldier who Georgie immediately has an attraction to and Georgie starts to see the world from a different perspective.

I have to admit I was totally surprised by this book, it is much more than a psychological thriller. Blind Side explores trust, relationships, terrorism, immigration, obsession and love which is cleverly woven together to give you a captivating read. It’s really not your average thriller and I was hooked from page one. As a debut, Jennie Ensor has really captured the fear and un-trust that people were feeling during the bombings, and after and as the story kept unfolding I didn’t know who to trust which made me just want to read even faster.

Blind Side is a story that will keep you up until the early hours, totally gripping and full of suspense. A fantastic debut by Jennie Ensor and one I will highly recommend.

My Rating 4.5/5

My thanks got to the author who provided a copy in exchange for an honest review.

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