Apartment 6 by Stuart James @StuartJames73 @BOTBSPublicity @bloodhoundbook #BookReview #PublicationDay

Posted January 29, 2020 by Zoé in Book Reviews / 13 Comments

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Apartment 6 by Stuart James @StuartJames73 @BOTBSPublicity @bloodhoundbook #BookReview #PublicationDayApartment Six by Stuart James
Published by Bloodhound Books on January 29, 2020
Also by this author: Turn The Other Way, The House on Rectory Lane, Stranded

An abusive husband.A woman desperate to escape. A stranger willing to put his life on the line.A grave mistake they may live to regret.Would you have the courage to leave?Be careful what you wish for...

When Meagan was five years old her mother was viciously attacked and murdered.

Now an adult, she herself is the victim of an abusive relationship. Meagan is desperate to escape but doesn’t have the courage to leave.

So, when Meagan meets Oliver, a guy on the rebound after a failed relationship, the two strike up a connection. But when Meagan confesses that her husband is abusive, it leads Oliver down a dark and dangerous path.

Just how far would you go to protect someone?

My Review

Happy Publication Day Stuart!! ???

Wow, this man can terrify the life out of me. The whole book I felt on edge and wound up so tight. I was flinching at some of the more torturous scenes. Man, this book is dark but it’s the kind of book I (so perversely) love!

The second foray with Mr James and it is safe to say I will read anything he writes. It just blows me away! This time I had kinda guessed the “twist” so to speak but I didn’t care because when the characters did it was shocking. I have so many unanswered questions though about this book!!! I can not settle and I think I need a shower to scrub the darkness and insanity off!!

This book reminded me of a film, but I can’t say what film because as it will ruin it for you, all I will say it has trains and a robbery ? try guessing it from that…no more clues!

Ok, so Apartment 6, is so incredibly tense! You have a then and now scenario (I mean who doesn’t love these!), it is 20 years before the phone call and present day. What I will say, don’t believe everything you read! I was so shocked with the past but once I had read that, I knew where we were going on this adventure. Characters are made into pawns in a chess match and it’s not until that last move they realise it’s checkmate!

Meagan, man she has not had the easiest of upbringings with her mum and dad, god did my heartbreak for her. It was all the bad words you can think of, horrifying, dark, terrifying…words I use on repeat!

In the present day, we catch up with her and it seems like history is repeating itself but this time there is Oliver. Poor, naive Oliver, obsessed and in love, but again we don’t know him as well as we like to think! I do love how he doesn’t bat an eyelid too much when he discovers what is being asked of him!!! Wake up! I love the surprise after surprise. It’s easy to settle into this book thinking you know everything because let me tell you…you don’t! What you have been told may not necessarily be the truth..and I freaking loved it!

I think I need a light and fluffy after devouring that book! It has shocked me to the core and chilled my bones! If this was a movie, so many scenes would make me want to look away, and for god sake don’t read the bit about guinea pigs!!! This book is a brutal one, it’s not for the faint-hearted but it’s one to sink your teeth into and swear a lot at the kindle!

Another winner by Mr James, I need the time to go back and read his other two books. Well, once I have unwound my hand from the kindle as it kinda aches now from clenching it so tight!!

Until next time xxx

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About Stuart James

I have always loved scary stories, especially ones that shocked me, left me terrified, looking under my bed or in the wardrobe before going to sleep.

There was just a fantastic buzz whenever I watched or read something that took my breathe away.

I remember going to my nan’s house in Ireland as a youngster with my mother and sister, on the West Coast, staying in a cottage, surrounded by miles of fields and my family sitting around the table in the kitchen at night telling ghost stories. Going out and exploring derelict farmhouses in the middle of nowhere. I remember clearly the field at the end of the road was supposed to be haunted by headless nuns. My cousins often remind me of the great times we had, frightening each other and running for our lives whenever we’d see something that didn’t look right.

This is why I love nothing more than to tell a story.

I started writing two years ago, penning The House On Rectory Lane.

I got the idea from something that has often seemed scary to me. I know that a terrifying story has to be something that you’re frightened of doing, something that makes the hairs stand on the back of your neck, something that fills you with dread, yet also with excitement.

To me, the thought of going to a house in the middle of nowhere, upping and leaving a busy town and moving to the country is something that scares lots of people and me: the seclusion, the
quiet, the darkness.

That’s what inspired me to write my first novel.

My second thriller is called Turn The Other Way.

I have multiple stories running, past and present. A family who want answers from the surgeon responsible for their daughter’s death. A young woman looking for her parents after they go missing from a party. A couple driving home and hearing screams for help from the back of the van in front of them. A serial killer on the loose in North London, dragging victims off the street.

I’m so grateful when people not only read my thrillers but also take the time to get in touch and leave a review. To me, that is the greatest feeling, hearing from people that have enjoyed my work. I know then that I’m doing something right.

I’m currently working on my new thriller, Apartment Six, which should be released later this year.

I’m 45, married and have two beautiful children. Currently, I’m a full-time plumber but would love nothing more than to make a living from my writing. I hope I write stories and people continue to enjoy them for years to come. That would be completely amazing and a dream come true.

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13 responses to “Apartment 6 by Stuart James @StuartJames73 @BOTBSPublicity @bloodhoundbook #BookReview #PublicationDay

  1. mybookthoughtssite

    Great review! Sounds like your reactions as you read were much the same as mine. Loved it and am now champing for his next book already

    • Zoé

      Ha ha good to know! I love how intense his books are! I need to read the first two he wrote so I can catch up and then wait impatiently for a new one!