Friday, 24 November 2017

SWEET WILLIAM BLOG TOUR | 'Sweet William' by Iain Maitland (****)

Hey guys, and happy Friday! Today I am so excited to be on the final stop of the Sweet William blog tour, to celebrate the publication of this horrifying, electrifying, terrifying read! Sweet William is a rollercoaster read of a crime novel, where a young father escapes from a psychiatric hospital to be reunited with his young son. It is a story of danger, delirium and devastation. It is a novel that will keep you on the edge of your seat the entire way through. 

And if you don't believe me, check out the blurb here...

Life and death played out over 48 hours. A father intent on being with his young son escapes from a secure psychiatric hospital, knowing he has just one chance for the two of them to start a new life together. Sweet William is a breathtakingly dark thriller that spans forty-eight hours in the life of a desperate father and a three-year-old child in peril. Brilliant and terrifying, this is a debut novel that will stay with its readers long after they finish turning the pages.

Sweet William is an absolutely electrifying read that gripped me from start to finish. Right from the beginning I was tantalised by Maitland's writing and the too-close-for-comfort narrative perspective that made me feel like I was complicit in Rick's crimes. The narrative perspective was definitely one of my favourite parts of the book. It kept me on tenterhooks throughout the entire novel and I was always hesitant to turn the page in case something dreadful happened...

The characters were all carefully crafted to fit the novel and I loved how the narrative switched from first person to third person, so we could get a bit of an insight not only into Rick's mind, but the other family members, to make the situation seem a lot more urgent to the reader.

Overall I loved everything about this book. The plot was so well thought out and the suspense that Maitland created is remarkable. I didn't know what to expect from this book (I haven't read anything like it before) but I really enjoyed it and I definitely need something light and fluffy to read now!

Make sure you guys check out the rest of the spots on the blog tour <3


Until next time :)