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I Am The Sand is an intense and graphic psychological thriller with a unique perspective. The plotline pivots around the abduction of Chloe Thomas, while she was on her way home from school. From the reader’s distanced viewpoint we are not only given access to the investigation and Chloe’s fight to survive her capture and endure abusive treatment, we are also able to follow the captor and learn more about his public perception. From this outside perspective, we are also able to enjoy the author’s skill at characterisation, with vital side characters coming to the forefront of story to add an extra twist.
This book is incredibly tense and there were times where my heart was racing for Chloe and I couldn’t get through the pages fast enough, at certain points shouting in frustration as hope ebbs away.
I also think that the author handles the topic of mental illness well in this book. I am usually hesitant when mental health is incorporated almost as an explanation of a villain’s behaviour, however I appreciated the work carried out by the author to present these themes in a different light, through Sarah’s perspective as well as providing more detail of an aftermath towards the end of the book.
I thought I Am the Sand was a highly gripping read and I would recommend it for anyone looking for a page-turning psychological thriller.
Sixteen-year-old Chloe has just one job to do ...
She must escape from her unhinged captor.
She is certain of two things. The first is that she has reached her use- by-date. His 'virgin' has become a liability. The Monster will make good his threat. He will kill her. Soon. And secondly, her plan is exceedingly dangerous.
Can Chloe find courage enough to tame the unspeakable terror in which she is drowning, in order to flee The Monster and his brutality?
Publication date: 16/11/2020
Publisher: Ocean Reeve Publishing
|Publication date:||16th November 2020|
|Publisher:||Ocean Reeve Publishing|
|Genres:||Indie Author Books, Indie Books We Love, Thriller / Suspense,|
|Categories:||Thriller / suspense, Psychology, Trauma & shock,|