Friday, February 9, 2018

#Book Review: Dead Lemons by @finnbellsays #Thriller #DeadLemon #NetGalley


Title: Dead Lemons
Author: Finn Bell
Genre: Thriller, Mystery, Suspense
Publisher: BooksGoSocial
Length: 278 pages
Source: Netgalley
Purchase: Amazon

Book Description:
In the far south a young girl goes missing, lost without trace in the wilderness beyond her remote family cottage. A year later her father disappears in the same place. Then nothing. At all. Eventually the years grow over the grief. The decades wear away the questions, life flows past the forgotten tragedy. 
Until Finn moves into the abandoned home, looking for a fresh start. 

A place to heal himself far from his old problems. But rebuilding life is complicated by chance encounters and odd occurrences leaving Finn with the growing suspicion that the people here are harboring a terrible secret. Suspicion turns to obsession the deeper Finn digs while also facing steadily escalating dangers in the here-and-now. Soon Finn's own journey of recovery becomes inextricably linked with his need to unravel the mystery. Past and present finally collide when Finn starts to learn the truth about this place and himself. Now he must choose between exoneration and condemnation, justice and vengeance. 

My Opinion:
I really enjoyed this thrilling, exciting tale. Dead Lemons was at times even thought provoking. I like that we explored this world from a mental health issue and from a person with a disability. I think that is what I liked the most about the book.
I liked the fact that Finn (name is the same in the book) has a disability and seems to function better then most without one. We were exposed to his condition and why he is like he is. We also get to heart of the matter. There are some life lessons in here I believe. That's what drew me in. I totally enjoyed all the twists and turns and all the characters in the book.
My favorite was Betty, Finn's therapist and her helping Finn trying to figure out the Dead Lemon. Loved it. I would definitely recommend this book as it has won an award for best first novel. I loved, at times, that the author could even get me to cringe at some of the things going on in the book.
I totally enjoyed it and will look forward to more from Finn Bell. I really enjoyed the twist at end!

I give this book 4.5 of 5 stars!

About the Author:

Finn Bell is an award winning, Amazon bestselling author. He lives in the far south of New Zealand where he writes full time. To find out more about him or his books visit http://www.finnbellbooks.com.

Connect with the Author






Disclaimer: I received this book from Netgalley for an honest review.  No one sponsored or endorsed this post. All opinions are my own. All information on the book or author can be found at the authors website. Thank you to Netgalley & BooksGoSocial for giving me a chance to read this novel. 


Happy Reading!

22 comments:

  1. Great review. I do love twist and turns in my reads

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, I love when they are unexpected! The end had me tho!

      Delete
    2. It was very entertaining! I hope you get a chance to read it!

      Delete
  2. This sounds good, and I love that the author and character share the same first name.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, it was a very interesting book. Give it a try if you get the chance!

      Delete
  3. This sounds like one I would enjoy.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I'll admit this is not my kind of read, but I do agree with you and a character with a disability is kind of cool, makes it more realistic, for a change. :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, more believable and I feel it gives people with disabilities a voice so to speak. I thought it was a amazing aspect of the book.

      Delete
  5. I love these kind of books! This one sounds like a great read!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It was a fun, thrilling read. I hope you get a chance to read it!

      Delete
  6. Thank you for your honest review, it's much appreciated!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Interesting title. Love reading these type of books.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. When you find out what it means...It's even better! I hope you get the chance to grab a copy of it.

      Delete
  8. This book sounds like an awesome read!

    ReplyDelete
  9. The book sounds spooky with those disappearances and odd occurrences. Sounds like I book I wouldn't be able to put down.

    ReplyDelete
  10. This book I absolutely want to read. I put it on my TBR list. Thanks for sharing your review. (You give the best reviews!)

    ReplyDelete
  11. This seems like it would be a very intriguing read. I was drawn in even just by the cover. The description and your review definitely makes me want to check it out!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Really dark cover, and whimsical name I like it.

    ReplyDelete

Thank you so much for stopping in! I hope your find some books to stack your shelf with! =)
Please leave a comment - I love them!

 

Stacking My Book Shelves! Template by Ipietoon Cute Blog Design and Bukit Gambang