Today I am reviewing the brilliant crime thriller, Revelation by Jo Fenton. Big thanks to Jo for providing me with a copy of the book for review, and Rachel from Rachels Random Resources for inviting me to be a part of this tour!
A student, Rick, is found dead in halls of residence.
His friends get caught up in the aftermath: Dan, who was in love with Rick; and Becky, who is in love with Dan.
Their fraught emotions lead them into dark places; including a connection to a mysterious Kabbalistic sect.
Will Becky discover who killed Rick in time to save her best friend?
I loved this read. I loved how the story unfolded bit by bit, new facts and evidence slowly appearing, keeping me guessing as I tried to unravel the mystery myself!
The story kicks off straight into the action – With poor Rick being found dead in his dorm room, the police on site investigating, and his friends and dorm mates left shell shocked. Though it initially looks to be a suicide, Dan and Becky are quick to dismiss this idea and soon Becky is investigating on her own to discover the truth.
As poor Dan spirals into a depression after losing Rick, it’s easy to get a sense of his desperation as he first falls into the pit of depression, then tries to claw his way back out, distracting himself by joining a Kabbalistic group.
Aside from the main storyline this book also tackles another tough subject, sexual assault. From attacks on the street to university professors abusing their power, and showing the difficulty the young women have to try and report and get help. A difficult topic to tackle, and also a difficult one to read, but I think it was written well, showing accurate depictions of the emotional turmoil that can come along with an assault.
I can’t wait to read more from Jo Fenton, this book had me gripped from the first page and donning my detective hat as I tried to figure out what happened to Rick alongside Becky!
About The Author
Jo Fenton grew up in Hertfordshire. She devoured books from an early age, particularly enjoying adventure books, school stories and fantasy. She wanted to be a scientist from aged six after being given a wonderful book titled “Science Can Be Fun”. At eleven, she discovered Agatha Christie and Georgette Heyer, and now has an eclectic and much loved book collection cluttering her home office.
Jo combines an exciting career in Clinical Research with an equally exciting but very different career as a writer of psychological thrillers.
When not working, she runs (very slowly), and chats to lots of people. She lives in Manchester with her husband, two sons, a Corgi and a tankful of tropical fish. She is an active and enthusiastic member of two writing groups and a reading group.
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