- Paperback: 200 pages
- Publisher: Bloodhound Books (9 April 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1912175142
- ISBN-13: 978-1912175147
- Product Dimensions: 13.3 x 1.3 x 20.3 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 66,545 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Kill Or Die Paperback – 9 Apr 2017
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Top Customer Reviews
A first in the genre from Evans, Kill or Die is nonetheless a fine display of skill and confidence from a seasoned writer who makes smart choices in her prose and choice of narrative. Evans’ immersive and descriptive prose excels in engaging the reader and in stimulating a cascade of very vivid images of the setting and her characters.
Well-crafted, and natural-feeling dialogue, utilising a mixture of long and short sentence structure, augment the already good characterisation. Combined with Evans use of Body language to covey intent and emotion, this elevates the characterisation to another level and places it amongst the most skilled I’ve read in a while.
A third-person, past-tense narrative throughout suits the plot and propels the characters and their deeds along at a fair old clip. Kill or Die is seeped in suspense, eliciting a deep sense of unease and conflict throughout. The novel is permeated with a measured tension that I really enjoyed. With her choice to place Julia and her daughter front and centre, Evans appears to effortlessly tap into the subconscious fears all parents harbour and suppress and asks her readers to explore their own unease.
How far would you go to protect your child? Answer: As far as you had to.
A great new addition to the publisher’s catalogue and yet another declaration of Bloodhound’s intent to continue to develop quality books and writers.
What a gripping story line!
I had absolutely every empathy for Julia. She is leaving her husband as she has had enough of and is determined to do the best for her and her daughter. On leaving the family home, even her worst nightmares could not come close to what happens next. She has to stay strong for her daughter regardless of how scared she is feeling herself.
To be taken hostage by two despicable men like Julia and her daughter are, I could very much feel the horror and anxiety that they were feeling. Julia knows that the two men are not going to let them just walk away and it is very much a survival of the smartest as she has to outwit them in the hop of every getting away.
Ian annoyed me as he is quite weak but I have to say I did feel sorry for him when the police are giving him a hard time. In a way I felt he deserved it but then he obviously loves his wife and daughter very much and is determined to get to the bottom of it all.
As for if Julia and her daughter get out of their horrible situation alive, you will need to read it for yourself.
Kill or Die is an edge of your seat read that had me gripped all the way through. It will have you wanting to lock all the doors and windows. A great nail biter of a read and can’t wait to read more by the author.
A very serious of unfortunate events take control, as Julia's life spirals more out of control.
One of the hostages is the vilest of villains, and I had real emotional loathing for him and his side kick.
He is a foul human being of the worst kind.
Although his partner working along side him tries to make Julia's and Lucy's life in capture more tolerable, it is still too horrific. Julia has to decide to kill or die?
I was taken on a nervy edge of my seat read with this one, and was routing for Julia and her daughter to escape unscathed, and if she did was hoping she would get the new life she deserved....
This really was a fantastic suspense story, that kept me riveted to the pages from beginning to end.
Atmospheric, tense, filled with pure maternal instinct how far would you go to protect your child?
Julia has had enough of her husband Ian’s philandering and decides it’s time to leave. She pulls eight year old Lucy drowsily from her bed so they can leave under cover of darkness and before he arrives home. The night is foggy, visibility poor and she collides with another vehicle.
This is the beginning of the living nightmare. Real edge of your seat panic, will Julia and Lucy survive the fate that awaits them. Will Ian realise they have gone?
I instantly bonded with Julia, could relate to her feelings and overwhelming protective nature. Lucy was an innocent child but quite streetwise for her age.
Ian is portrayed as the guilty party and for a lot of the book I felt he got what he deserved but deep down he has love remaining for his family .. maybe he can blame his actions on a mid-life crisis!
The villains of the story Vincent and Nash are as creepy as hell.
This is superbly paced, easy to read and provides all the chills. I won’t give any spoilers .. but if you had the to make the decision ‘kill or die’ to keep your child from harm I know what I would do!
Thanks so much to the author and Bloodhound books for the opportunity to read and be a part of the blog tour .. I reviewed voluntarily.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Brilliant story. Literally read it without a break in about 2.5 hours...just had to find out what happened.Published 3 days ago by Amazon Customer
Wrong place, wrong time. Julia is leaving her cheating husband Ian, and taking their daughter, Lucy with her. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Susieh.
You know when you meet people and you get that instant 'I like you' or 'we wouldn't get on' feeling, you just know, well Julia would be in the 'I like' side. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Susan Hampson
Kill or Die is a cleverly plotted story, if somewhat dark at times. None of the violence is described in any particularly graphic way, and given the nature of what occurs, I am... Read morePublished 6 days ago by Spicewalker
Another well crafted and clever piece of literary work from Ann Evans. Pacey and well worth a read.Published 6 days ago by Robert Tysall
Good for a first book but it isn't is it? From what I could see Ann has already published quite a few books - including one on how to write a book! Read morePublished 6 days ago by bookworm
On a quiet foggy Warwickshire street, in the dead of night. Two men commit a burglary that ends in a murder, nearby in a house a mother wakes her sleeping child as she attempts to... Read morePublished 6 days ago by Anne bonny book reviews
Wow!!! And again…..WOW!! What an absolute page swiper, one of those books that grabs hold and will not let you go until you’ve finished. Read morePublished 6 days ago by EllenD
This book gripped me in more ways than one. To start with, it's a quick read. And because of the thrilling, constant fast pace the story was told at, it made it quicker still. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Sarahjk79