I am so pleased to welcome Pump Up Your Books to The Book Binder’s Daughter with a fantastic suspense novel by Carly Duncan. Please read my review of Behind You, enter to win your own copy, learn a bit more about the author and look at the other stops on Carly’s tour.
I admit that I jumped on the Gone Girl bandwagon and read the book when my book club picked it to discuss last year. Quite honestly I thought it was a terrible book, with vapid and morally bankrupt characters, uninteresting writing and a disappointing ending. BEHIND YOU is a MUCH better book than Gone Girl in the mystery/suspense genre and if you have the choice forgot about Gone Girl and read BEHIND YOU instead.
When the book opens, Heather is in the shower and thinks she hears someone in her apartment. Is she being paranoid, or is there an intruder in her midst? She wakes up later in the hospital hooked up to all sorts of machines as her family visits her one by one. The story is told from alternating points of view that include Heather, her husband, mother, father, aunt and sister.
The way that Carly Duncan slowly unravels this tale is brilliant as each chapter left me gasping and wanting more. One by one, the family member’s secrets are revealed as they relate to Heather and her “accident.” Which one of them might be guilty of hurting Heather?
The characters that Carly Duncan develops in this book are all deeply flawed in some way and have a hard time forging strong relationships with one another. Heather’s mother has spent time in a mental institution after she tried to kill herself, Heather’s husband never seems to be as much enamored of Heather as he is for her sister Elizabeth, and Heather’s sister seems to drink a bit too much. This family barely tolerates each other and they put up with one another’s annoying flaws simply because they are blood relatives, but there is no love lost among them.
No matter which genres you prefer to read, I highly recommend that you put BEHIND YOU on your “must-read” list. The flawless prose and the page-turning story line will keep you guessing until the very last page.
About the Author:
Carly M. Duncan is a television producer by day and a writer whenever there is time. Her first short story was published when she was in high school after a writing group prompted her to begin blogging before it was cool. Carly’s debut novel, Marcie, was released in 2013. Though she’ll forever be a California girl at heart, she now lives in Brooklyn, NY with her husband, two children and beloved Westie. Connect with her on her website: http://www.carlyduncan.com/
As far as I am concerned, everyone should have his or her own copy of this book. I am giving away MY OWN paperback copy of the book. Leave a comment for me that you want to WIN. That’s it! I could not make it easier! This giveaway is open to everyone in the US and Canada and will run until 10/3. I will notify the winner via email and he or she will have 48 hours to respond.
The winner of this giveaway is Janey S. Thanks for everyone who entered!
Behind You Blog Tour:
Tuesday, September 2
Interview by Blogcritics
Wednesday, September 3
First Chapter Reveal at Read My First Chapter
Thursday, September 4
Interview at PUYB Virtual Book Club
Friday, September 5
Interview at As the Page Turns
Monday, September 8
Interview at The Writer’s Life
Thursday, September 11
Interview at CBY Book Club
Friday, September 12
Guest Blogging at Lori’s Reading Corner
Monday, September 15
Guest Blogging at Authors and Appetizers
Wednesday, September 17
Book Review at Fundinmental
Thursday, September 18
Guest Blogging at My Book Addiction and More
Book Review at My Book Addiction Reviews
Friday, September 19
Book Review at Not Everyone’s Mama
Monday, September 22
Book Review at Bound 4 Escape
Book Review at Mary’s Cup of Tea
Tuesday, September 23
Book Feature at Booklover Sue
Wednesday, September 24
Book Review at Svetlana’s Reads and Views
Book Review at The Book Binder’s Daughter
Book Review at Doing Some Reading
Thursday, September 25
Book Review at Deal Sharing Aunt
Friday, September 26
Book Review at Book by Book