{WIN} Chritsine Bernard’s Debut Novel – Unravel

I always get nervous when local authors send me copies of their novels for review. And I was even more nervous when Christine Bernard send me an early copy of her debut novel, Unravel, which launched last Friday. We’ve chatted a few times online, my banting journey was featured in her online magazine, Flat White Concepts and I was her Secret Santa in a blogger Secret Santa a couple of years ago!

I needn’t have been, it was a solid read!

Rose Madison is of sound mind, with a sharp focus and a willingness to succeed. At only twenty-three, she’s already won an award for her short story, and has been hailed as the next big thing in the literary world. She’s beautiful, funny, intelligent, and comes from a wealthy and successful family. It’s clear to all, including herself, that her future looks bright and promising.

Why then, does the perfect Rose Madison start to slowly lose her mind? 

This is a story of a young woman in her prime, clutching at the remains of sanity

The story is gripping, from the get go, and at times extremely eery, if not a little predictable, or at least, I suspected the plot twist from early on, but then I couldn’t put the book down because I was desperate to know if I was right!

When the story first started, I loved Rose. She seemed like a nice, kind, intelligent girl, she was easy to relate to and easy to like, but as the story unfolds and her sanity begins to unravel, she becomes a really difficult character to like. At times, I wanted to give her a snot klap! But that is the nature of mental illness. I also felt extremely sorry for her as she became more and more isolated in her insanity.

I love a good psychological thriller and this was a goodie! This was a well written novel, I enjoyed it and I look forward to reading more of Christine’s novels. 

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  • Reply clayjargirl

    I love fantasy and crime novels most… also quite into historical fiction (if it has solid research backing it). This book looks really interesting though! Holding thumbs!

    July 19, 2017 at 12:46 pm
  • Reply paddatjiesema

    Crime novels

    July 19, 2017 at 12:54 pm
  • Reply Jeff

    My wife would love this!

    July 19, 2017 at 1:05 pm
  • Reply Nina

    Thrillers/crime novels

    July 19, 2017 at 1:15 pm
  • Reply MeeA

    Sounds like an interesting read – I’m in! I don’t really have a favourite genre, but I do find myself reading a lot of crime stuff lately.

    July 19, 2017 at 1:39 pm
  • Reply Riétte

    Contemporary fiction, psychological thrillers and good memoirs. Love books!

    July 19, 2017 at 1:57 pm
  • Reply Kerry

    My favourite genre is YA.

    July 19, 2017 at 3:49 pm
  • Reply Cassey Toi

    My favourite genre is a good book :p I tend towards, romance, fantasy and YA.

    July 19, 2017 at 5:02 pm
  • Reply Anusha Naidoo

    Will be a absolute delight to read this book , I am an avid reader and this book certainly is intriguing. Love to read and add this book to my collection as well as share it with my family book club. Thank you

    July 19, 2017 at 9:21 pm
  • Reply Pandora

    My favourite genre is psychological thrillers.

    July 24, 2017 at 12:41 pm
  • Reply flutterbymegs

    I just adore mystery/crime/thriller books.

    July 24, 2017 at 1:53 pm
  • Reply Shani

    I love some good self-help but also enjoy romantic fiction 🙂

    July 24, 2017 at 2:04 pm
  • Reply Nicola Meyer

    I like to read crime/thriller

    July 24, 2017 at 9:48 pm
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