Happy Publication Day!!
So, I’m very excited to be doing this blog tour today I’ve been wanting to share this with you for over a week! First things first, what is it about?
She thought she would never go back…
Ailsa Calder has inherited half of a house. The other half belongs to a man who disappeared without a trace twenty-seven years ago. Her father.
Leaving London behind to settle her mother’s estate, Ailsa returns to her childhood home nestled amongst the craggy peaks of the Scottish Highlands, accompanied by the half-sister she’s never taken the time to get to know.
With the past threatening to swallow her whole, she can’t escape the claustrophobic feeling that the house itself is watching her. And when Ailsa confronts the first nighttime intruder, she sees that the manor’s careless rugged beauty could cost her everything…
Wow, this book really surprised me! It definitely is a slow-burner which I’m not really used to. However, it is so worth it! I haven’t read The French Girl, which I believe is the authors debut so I went in completely blind not knowing what to expect
There are so many different vibes within, there’s the disappearance of her dad, her mother’s death and living in the Manse with her half-sister. Along with this there are strange things happening within the house, is there something paranormal in the house or is someone trying to make her think she is going crazy? Why won’t animals step foot in the grounds?
Love makes a furnace of the soul
The added touch of possible scenarios about her dad’s whereabouts really kept me guessing. I really loved the Scottish dialect which just added to the charm of this book. I loved what Lexie Elliott did with this story, she steered us in one direction and then threw me down the other. I did not see that ending! It wasn’t an obvious ending which I really loved! I just wish that it wasn’t left to the last 80 pages ish. I suppose I’m just being greedy as I didn’t want it to end!
This is such a fab mystery/thriller that keeps you guessing and then slaps you in the face (in the best possible way) The Missing Years is getting a big 4 cups of coffee out of 5. I look forward to reading more from this author.
Who is Lexie Elliott?
Lexie Elliott has been writing for as long as she can remember, but she began to focus on it more seriously after she lost her banking job in 2009 due to the Global Financial Crisis. After some success in short story competitions, she began planning a novel. With two kids and a (new) job, it took some time for that novel to move from her head to the page, but the result was The French Girl.
When she’s not writing, Lexie can be found running, swimming or cycling whilst thinking about writing. In 2007 she swam the English Channel solo. She won’t be doing that again. In 2015 she ran 100km, raising money for Alzheimer Scotland. She won’t be doing that again either. But the odd triathlon or marathon isn’t out of the question.
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See you in the next one…