on February 8, 2019
Also by this author: Apartment Six, The House on Rectory Lane, Stranded
Sometimes revenge is the deadliest game of all.
A derelict farmhouse in the Essex countryside. A deranged family. Innocent victims being picked at random.If you're chosen, Turn The Other Way.
Simon Bairstow is a top London Surgeon. He's performed dozens of life-saving operations. But something goes horribly wrong. The machine Eve Johnson is attached to flatlines, and suddenly her parent's world has collapsed.They're hell bent on revenge, someone to answer for the horrific error that's been made.
Noah and Jess are driving on a busy dual carriageway and get stuck in traffic. They hear thumping coming from the back doors of the transit van in front of them. When Noah steps out onto the road, he hears muffled screams. He opens the back doors and what he sees shocks him to the core. The van pulls off, spilling Noah onto the road.Ignoring his wife's plea to leave it, he hits the accelerator in pursuit of the van.
Chloe's parents are missing. She hasn't seen them since they left the party in Hampstead on Friday night. She needs answers, deciding to take matters into her own hands.
A serial killer is stalking the streets of Islington in North London late at night leaving his victims in a horrific way.The press have dubbed him The Angel Attacker.
A terrifying tale of revenge with a twist that will hit you like a sledgehammer.
I am really excited to be welcoming Stuart James to my blog with my review of his terrifying book Turn the Other Way! I am closing the tour with Sylv.net so do be sure to check out their post!
✮ My Review ✮
Excuse me while I check all windows and doors are bolted. Note to self: never pick up a hitchhiker, never stop at services, never drives the lanes, basically just never trust anyone!! Wowzers this book! After I had read Lorraine’s review over at The Book Review Café, I knew this was a book I had to read. Bloody hell!
It’s true I am speechless, this book was a true horror, it was sadistic, terrifying, and thrilling as I sat there reading with my hand either on my head in shock or biting my finger in fear. I have been on edge reading this, with no idea how this would end. No relief has been given to me at the end, just questions and shocks.
I can’t talk about the story too much, as you really do need to go into this book in the dark. It is one of the most messed up books I have read in such a long time! It lingers with you long after you have read the words “The End” because of the chilling storyline. Some of the story was a little bit unbelievable at times and has left me too many opened ended threads, but it all worked, where the crazy just seems the norm – and that is scary. The more shocking, dramatic and gruesome it got the more it set your teeth on edge. Something straight out of a horror film.
The story is told over a then and now, but through different couples point of view, and I really could not see how everything was linked until it was far too late. The outcome was unexpected and has shot my nerves to pieces.
This is my first outing with Mr James and I am being serious when I say it will not be my last, with a new book coming out that I have to read (like yesterday) and 2 previous books out there already, I am fast going to be a huge fan! The writing is raw, real and shocking, nothing is held back. What you fear is on these pages. The darkness inside a person is laid out to you in black and white, and it is enjoyable, to an extent, to read. I was drawn in straight away to the crazy town even though at 20% into the Turn the other way I really did not have a scooby what was going on but I loved it. I love sitting there apprehensive waiting for something sinister to happen, scaring myself, reading what would be known as urban legends. It was a page turner for me and if I could I would have devoured this in one sitting, however, I think maybe the break did me good!!!!
Even after reading this book (and it’s only been 10 mins) I am still getting chills thinking about what to say about the book. I still feel fraught with the fear of what I have read, even though I know it’s not real and I am actually safe in this house it doesn’t help where your imagination goes. And if this book is anything to go by imagination is a dangerous and dark place!!
I think this is safe to say this is most definitely 100% going to be one of my top picks of the year. You can not read something so unsettling and that will stay with you long after you finish it without putting it there. I am not sure if I should say this but despite everything about this book I did really enjoy it, love might be too strong of a word but it was a book I liked, everything was thrown at me and thank god I made it to the end….not everyone did!
Until next time xxx
So what else has been said on tour?
The Ecletic Review says
The story is fast-paced and bone-chilling. The suspense scenes are incredibly horrifying and the idea of having someone stalk you and throw you in a house with a disfigured mad man is everyone’s worst nightmare.
OMFG where the hell do I start! Every now and then I read a book that totally knocks me off my feet and it really does deserve some praise. Yes you guessed it….this is one of those books. I absolutely freaking loved it and want to shout from the roof tops about it.
It has been a long time since I have stayed up all night reading, but this book is so damn good it just had to be done.Talk about a white knuckle ride when we follow a story that alternates between the past and the present when we meet a cast of characters with a story set in a derelict farm house. Which is oh so very creepy.
(e)book Nerd Reviews says
It’s part Texas Chainsaw Massacre, partly a game of “six degrees of separation.”
I don’t want to say too much because this is the type of book that is better the less you know going into it. But prepare for a book that reads like a horror movie that you just can’t look away from. The characters depicted in the “Past” and “Present” sections are all interconnected, and unraveling the mystery is pat of the fun.
Oh my word, I cannot get over how much I enjoyed reading ‘Turn The Other Way’. I do love a good thriller and as soon as I picked the book up, I found that I became totally immersed in the story. Stuart writes so well and so convincingly that I literally felt as though I had leapt into the pages of the book and I was part of the story myself. I soon became addicted to this story and as I had no idea of how the story was going to pan out I felt compelled (in a nice way) to keep reading on and on and on, but reading this book certainly didn’t feel like a chore. This book kept me gripped and on the edge of my seat throughout. I was concentrating so hard that every single little noise I heard made me jump out of my skin. I am a bit of scaredy cat in that sense.
My BookishBlogspot says
Oh my, this novel was not what I was expecting. It was definitely not a cosy crime thriller, this was a full on horror story that somehow I found addictive and couldn’t put down. In some ways I enjoyed the macabre and fascinating tale of blood, gore and ultimate revenge and I think it was because it was so far out of my comfort zone, and not the type of book that I would usually read.
Thank you so much to Sarah at BOTBS Publicity for the tour invite and the author for a copy of this book in return for my honest and unbiased review.
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