I received a Smashwords code for this book (epub format) in exchange for an honest review (member of Rosie’s Book Review Team).
My rating: 4.2 of 5 stars
Sophie Morgan is 23 and has always done the right thing. She’s caused no stress for her family, worked hard through university, has taken a successful leap onto the career ladder and nurtured a reasonably healthy bank balance. It’s no small surprise then when, on a post relationship break-up, mini-break to Antwerp, she pursues a pair of thieves who steal her friend’s handbag. But this is only the start of her world being turned upside down. She quickly learns that vampires exist, her neighbors aren’t what they seem and new boyfriends can be found in the strangest of situations.
Genre(s): Paranormal, new adult
Taking a deep breath, I instinctively reached up to my neck and touched the fine, smooth scar nestled below my hairline. Barely noticeable, it still felt like a brand, scorched into my soul so I’d never be able to erase it. I felt it all the time. The bruises had faded, the muscles repaired, the cuts healed, but I had been altered forever.
The book introduces you to Sophie Morgan, 23. A trip to Belgium, destined to let her forget her broken up relationship, triggers some unanticipated events. I will not tell you more about the story than shown in the Goodreads plot description. This would spoil the fun of reading this book yourself.
With Relative Strangers, Helen Treharne has created an intriguing story of a young woman who learns how to defend herself – without losing herself and her values. Relative Strangers is an entertaining and gripping read with a very likeable main character. She meets new persons, her instincts tell her who to trust. Helen Treharne develops the story pleasantly – it has a good flow. I was drawn into the story right away, was pretty close to all events. This first instalment is a very promising start of a series. A minor issue: 6-7 not too relevant words are missing (at least in my version). Relative Strangers is a great read for paranormal and/or new adult fans. Also an interesting reads for those who read their fair share of vampire stories
This a book to read again. Recommended.
About the author
After a successful career in business and career coaching, Helen Treharne returned to South Wales in 2010 to focus on writing, among other things.
Relative Strangers, a modern vampire story featuring an increasingly feisty Sophie Morgan, hits digital bookshelves in 2014. In addition to being the creator of the developing”Sophie Morgan” series, she is an urban poet and social commentator who can frequently be found ranting in the Twitterverse. She knew the degree in Sociology would come in handy some day!
Helen lives with her husband, three cats, an entrenched tea addiction and an increasing collection of stringed instruments.She can’t be trusted near stationery.
Connect with the Author:
Please take a look at my statement on reading in My train of thoughts on …reading. Now I am asking you. 🙂
My questions for you bibliophiles:
What about you? What did you think about Relative Strangers? Or – if you did not yet read Relative Strangers – are you now interested in reading it yourself?
My question for you cinephiles:
If Relative Strangers was filmed – who should direct it, who could you imagine as actors?
I am looking forward to reading your comments. 🙂