Trust in Me – Sophie McKenzie
Julia has always been the friend that Livy turns to when life is difficult. United fifteen years ago by grief at the brutal murder of Livy’s sister, Kara, they’ve always told each other everything. Or so Livy thought. So when Julia is found dead in her home, Livy cannot come to terms with the news that she chose to end her own life. The Julia that Livy knew was vibrant and vivacious, a far cry from the selfish neurotic that her family seem determined to paint her as. Troubled by doubt but alone in her suspicions, Livy sets out to prove that Julia was in fact murdered. But little does she realise that digging into her best friend’s private life will cause her to question everything she thought she knew about Julia. And the truth that Livy discovers will tear the very fabric of her own life apart.
The minute I read the blurb on this title, I just couldn’t wait to get started. The blurb drew me in so much, but I had absolutely no idea just how much was to come once I started turning the pages..
Sophie McKenzie’s novel is a complete rollercoaster of a read.
Each page keeps you guessing what you think might happen next, but it’s written so cleverly and so well-thought out, that you never guess correctly.
The character build up is fantastic, and you feel drawn into their lives as though you are an additional character in the story. You follow Livy on her journey to find answers after she finds her best friend Julia dead in her home, with no signs of a break-in.
Livy is determined to find out the truth, as details surrounding Julia’s apparent suicide don’t seem to add up.
Sophie has written an exciting psychological thriller, with details and events that chill you to your core. Each page contains carefully thought out twists and turns that play with the reader along the way.
It is a book that even after you have put it down, you find it has burrowed into your mind and you can’t stop thinking about it.
Trust in Me is published on September 11th and is available to buy here.