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I Dare You by Sam Carrington – Blog Tour

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I Dare You by Sam Carrington

Genre: Psychological Thriller
Source: Avon
Rating: 4/5

About The Book

Mapledon, 1989
Two little girls were out playing a game of dares. Only one returned home.
The ten-year-old told police what she saw: village loner Bill ‘Creepy’ Cawley dragged her friend into his truck and disappeared.
No body was found, but her testimony sent Cawley to prison for murder. An open and shut case, the right man behind bars.
The village could sleep safe once again.
Anna thought she had left Mapledon and her nightmares behind but a distraught phone call brings her back to face her past.
30 years ago, someone lied. 30 years ago, the man convicted wasn’t the only guilty party.
Now he’s out of prison and looking for revenge. The question is, who will he start with?

My Thoughts

What happens when an innocent man is released from prison after 30 years? That he will want revenge of course; but in a small village where everyones seem to know everything who could possibly had killed a little girl and kept it hidden for so many years? You’ll have to start reading “I Dare You” if you want to know all the answers!
This had been a twisted and deep story, to put you in perspective on how much damage a simple thought could do, even if you are trying to help, a “simple” bad seed could break anyone’s life. But let’s not anticipate the facts, the story is about Anna and Lizzie, their childhood changed after the disappearing of a little girl, they didn’t know each other in the past, but now they will join forces to discover the truth. Anna hasn’t returned to Mapledon for a long time but now her mother needs her, someone is trying to scare her and she is afraid of what they could discover. But Anna can not understand the strange fear that is making her mother to stay at home and being afraid of her own shadow, surely the strange body parts that are appearing at their door is a joke from some kids… or not?
Lizzie is a journalist that wants to report how Mapledon is doing after the release of Bill “Creepy” Cawley, but she has some secrets of her own too and a very personal reason to discover what happened so long ago. Now she just have to find the truth!
This is not only a psychological thriller, it is an insight of how much damage can a simple lie do to an entire community, all the lives that could affect and how much can change their path. I was surprised on how the story is told and how invested the reader become with the characters since the beginning, like being part of the story. Family and community seem to be together in this book, so anything that is being said will affect you much deeper than you ever thought.
There are some twists, some you could feel them before, some totally unexpected, but this doesn’t make the story less relevant or addictive. Because in the end, the “whom” didn’t matter more than the why and the what now? Because, in the end, these are people and the truth will change their lives forever.
So, “I Dare You” is the book if you need if you don’t want to sleep this Christmas or the perfect excuse to stay all days at home! Ready to dig in?

About The Author

Sam Carrington lives in Devon with her husband, two border terriers and a cat. She has three adult children and a new grandson! She worked for the NHS for fifteen years, during which time she qualified as a nurse. Following the completion of a psychology degree she went to work for the prison service as an Offending Behaviour Programme Facilitator. Her experiences within this field inspired her writing. She left the service to spend time with her family and to follow her dream of being a novelist. SAVING SOPHIE, her debut psychological thriller, published in September 2016. It became a Kindle eBook bestseller, with the paperback hitting The Bookseller Heatseeker chart at #8. Sam was named an Amazon Rising Star of 2016. Her second psychological thriller, BAD SISTER, published in 2017 followed by ONE LITTLE LIE in July 2018. THE MISSING WIFE publishes in June 2019 with her fifth due on 12th December.


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