Suspicion by Alexandra Monir Review

suspTitle: Suspicion

Author: Alexandra Monir 
Publisher: Delacorte Press

Format: eBook
Publication Date: December 9, 2014 

Overall: 3 out of 5 stars

Source: Edelweiss

A modern-day twist on the classic thriller, Rebecca, with a dash of the supernatural, a powerful romance, and a deadly family mystery. 
 
“There’s something hidden in the maze.” 
 
Seventeen-year-old Imogen Rockford has never forgotten the last words her father said to her, before the blazing fire that consumed him, her mother, and the gardens of her family’s English country manor.
 
For seven years, images of her parents’ death have haunted Imogen’s dreams. In an effort to escape the past, she leaves Rockford Manor and moves to New York City with her new guardians. But some attachments prove impossible to shake—including her love for her handsome neighbor Sebastian Stanhope.
 
Then a life-altering letter arrives that forces Imogen to return to the manor in England, where she quickly learns that dark secrets lurk behind Rockford’s aristocratic exterior. At their center is Imogen herself—and Sebastian, the boy she never stopped loving.

Combining spine-tingling mystery, romance, and unforgettable characters, Suspicion is an action-packed thrill ride.

review

I’ve loved Alexandra Monir’s writing since her first book came out, and it hooked me. Suspicion was a very different tale, despite also having a fantasy twist to it. I have to say that I truly enjoyed Imogen, it’s rare anymore to get a heroine who doesn’t daydream for adventure. Imogen doesn’t. She lost her parents at such a young age and in such a terrible way that all she wants is to be normal.

Granted, the craziness that happens to her is wonderfully amazing, and in the end I think Imogen really appreciates all that she’s been through, but she didn’t go seeking it out. This book was more mystery than a fantasy/romance, and I actually enjoyed that it was so different. I love romance, but sometimes it feels forced and in this book it was more like a side thought than a major plot point.

There was a fantastic twist in this story, that I really didn’t see coming. I agreed that there was something fishy going on, but I would not have pegged the actual conclusion. I enjoyed this book, and I would give it 3 out of 5 stars. It was a fun, decent read, and it was different enough to be truly enjoyable.

 

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3/5 – Worth Reading

 


**Please Note: This review is my honest opinion and I did not receive monetary compensation from it.**

 

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Happy Reading Everyone!

Kasey