2019 · Blog Tour · Book review

The Bride’s Trail by AA Abbott #Review @AAAbbottStories #LoveBooksGroupTours

Today I’m sharing my review for The Bride’s Trail by AA Abbott as part of the blog tour. This is the first book of the Trail series and a blooming good read. Huge thanks go to the author and Kelly of Love Books Group Tours for the books and the invite to be part of the tour.

About the book

This great story, packed with twists and turns, begins in London’s smart Fitzrovia and ends in secret tunnels below central Birmingham.


Ross has a swanky penthouse and a high-flying job in the City. When he meets Kat, a glamorous blonde croupier, he starts to plan a future. Now she’s disappeared, he’s devastated. 


Casino boss Shaun realises it’s not just Kat who’s vanished –  £20,000 is missing too. He wants his money back and he’s after Kat’s blood.


Young graduate Amy has discovered Kat’s stolen her ID for a sham marriage. She can’t stand Ross, but only he will help her find Kat and clear her name.


High stakes, twists, action and suspense keep the pages turning in A.A. Abbott’s crime thriller, the first in the Trail Series.


Available to purchase fromAmazon


My thoughts

I started this book one evening intending to read a few chapters before bed, it was getting late but I was keen to start this. I certainly wasn’t expecting to be crawling into bed at 1.30am after finishing it in one sitting.

In The Bride’s Trail we meet Amy, she works hard but is just managing to get by on her wage. She shares a tiny apartment with Kat. Kat is a croupier and has a taste for the expensive life. Amy and Kat are very different, complete opposites in fact. I really liked Amy but I’m still deciding if I like Kat, I think she’ll grow on me though in the next book.

The story is told from a few different view points which I really liked. It lets you really get to know the characters whether they be nice or not and there’s a few that aren’t very nice at all and totally gave me the creeps.

Set in London then moving to Birmingham the author sets the scene well. Not knowing either of the places well it was easy to picture them as I was reading, especially the tunnels beneath Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter.

I thoroughly enjoyed this twisty, fast paced story. It kept me on my toes through out, trying to guess what would happen next, try to fit all the puzzle pieces together and although it came to a sensational ending I’m left wondering and I can’t wait to delve into the next book.

Definitely recommended by me.

About the author

English thriller writer AA Abbott’s real name is Helen Blenkinsop, but like JK Rowling, she wanted to . She loves city life, having lived and worked in London, Birmingham and Bristol. Her crime thrillers, set in Birmingham and London, sizzle with suspense, twists and the evils of office politics.

 Helen’s books are available in a dyslexia-friendly large print as well as standard paperback and Kindle editions.

 Her Trail Series follows the fortunes of glamorous blonde Kat White, a party girl who finds her purpose making vodka, shrewd businessman Marty Bridges, and manipulative East End crime lord Shaun Halloran

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