Tuesday, 30 October 2018

The Lonely Witness - Blog Tour

Amy was once a party girl, but now she lives a lonely life. Helping the house-bound to receive communion in the Gravesend neighbourhood of Brooklyn, she knows the community well. When a local woman goes missing, Amy senses something isn’t right. Tailing the woman’s suspicious son, she winds her way through Brooklyn’s streets. But before she can act, he is dead. Captivated by the crime she’s witnessed and the murderer himself, Amy doesn’t call the cops. Instead, she collects the weapon from the sidewalk and soon finds herself on the trail of a killer.

About The Author

William Boyle is from Brooklyn, New York. Boyle is also the author of Tout est Brisé, a novel recently released in France by Gallmeister, a book of short stories called Death Don’t Have No Mercy and the CWA John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger nominated Gravesend. He lives in Oxford, Mississippi. His third novel, A Friend is a Gift you Give Yourself, will be published by No Exit Press in 2019.

My review

The way the story is described in the blurb I thought it was going to be a thriller-type book. While it does have elements of a thriller and action in parts, for me it was more about the character of Amy. 
Amy is a complex individual and has different kinds of relationships with different kinds of people. She seems to not know who she really is, or wants to be. When her ex-girlfriend shows back up on the scene, Amy very easily slips back into her earlier life. 
When she witnesses the murder, she doesn't do what you would think someone would do. It leads her down a dangerous road and the new life she has built for herself is slowly falling apart.
William Boyle certainly knows how to set a scene and his descriptions of people and places was something I really enjoyed. It felt like I was right there in amongst everything that was going on.

Thank you to Anne Cater for inviting me to take part on the blog tour for The Lonely Witness. To find out what others thought follow the tour, bloggers and dates below.


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