Monday, 19 February 2018

Review of Chantelle Atkins - This Is The Day

Review of Chantelle Atkins - This Is The Day

At the age of sixteen, Danny was sent to prison for committing a violent and brutal crime. Eight years later he is released, determined to put his disturbing past behind him.
He wants to lead a normal, decent life, with the friends who stuck by him and his teenage sweetheart Lucy.
Life is complicated enough, and he soon realises the past has not finished with him yet. His loved ones have all been damaged in different ways by his crime, a nosy reporter is desperate to hear the whole sordid story, and someone else does not think he has been punished enough. As a sinister hate campaign starts to target him and the people he loves, Danny is forced to face the reality of the decision he made eight years ago. Who is out to get him, and what do they want?

This Is The Day is the sequel to The Boy With The Thorn In His Side.

My review 

I love returning to characters that I know well, and slipped back easily into this story. This sequel is every bit as good as the first novel and I thoroughly enjoyed reading about Danny again. The author portrays such vivid characters and rich descriptions. Gripping and effortless read, this book will certainly keep the pages turning. There were so many questions raised about Danny and his family as the story progresses and I couldn't wait to find out what happens next. Tense and emotional, it makes you think about your own choices in life.

I have been a fan of all of Atkins' novels and this is just as good as the rest. I love that Danny wants to put the past behind him and was desperate for him to succeed. I was caught up with the plot of this story and couldn't put it down until I'd finished. Another great read by Atkins. I look forward to her next.

About the author:

 Chantelle Atkins was born and raised in Dorset, England and still resides there now with her husband, four children and multiple pets. She is addicted to both reading and music, and is on a mission to become as self-sufficient as possible. She writes for both the young adult and adult genres. Her fiction is described as gritty, edgy and compelling. Her debut Young Adult novel The Mess Of Me deals with eating disorders, self-harm, fractured families and first love. Her second novel, The Boy With The Thorn In His Side follows the musical journey of a young boy attempting to escape his brutal home life. She is also the author of This Is Nowhere.

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