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So Pretty by Ronnie Turner – Blog Tour

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So Pretty byRonnie Turner

Genre: Horror, Gothic, Thriller
Publisher:  Orenda Books
Source: Random Things Tours
Rating: 4/5
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About The Book

The arrival of a young man in a small town sparks, hoping to leave his past behind him, but everything changes when he takes a job in a peculiar old shop, and meets a lonely single mother… A hypnotic gothic thriller and a mesmerising study of identity and obsession.
When Teddy Colne arrives in the small town of Rye, he believes he will be able to settle down and leave his past behind him. Little does he know that fear blisters through the streets like a fever. The locals tell him to stay away from an establishment known only as Berry & Vincent, that those who rub too closely to its proprietor risk a bad end.
Despite their warnings, Teddy is desperate to understand why Rye has come to fear this one man, and to see what really hides behind the doors of his shop.
Ada moved to Rye with her young son to escape a damaged childhood and years of never fitting in, but she’ s lonely, and ostracised by the community. Ada is ripe for affection and friendship, and everyone knows it.
As old secrets bleed out into this town, so too will a mystery about a family who vanished fifty years earlier, and a community living on a knife edge.
Teddy looks for answers, thinking he is safe, but some truths are better left undisturbed, and his past will find him here, just as it has always found him before. And before long, it will find Ada too.


My Thoughts

It’s quite common to read a book about a character that needs a fresh start and moves to a small city/village to start a new life. But, they do not always tell you how difficult it is to fit in a small place where everyone knows each other, for good or bad. 
This is the story of Teddy Colne who moves to Rye, hoping to forget his past and have a peaceful life, with new opportunities ahead. As soon as he is attracted to the Berry & Vincent shop, all the villagers recommend that he leaves the place and distrust the owner… But he can’t understand the fear and distrust of this lonely man.
On the other side we have Ada and his son, who are hiding from their past too, hoping to find a little bit of peace in Rye. They love to spend time at Berry & Vincent corners finding weird and strange things… 
This is the story of Rye and Ada; but they are not the only important characters in the book, because the darkness is always there, something lurking in the shadows waiting to attack.
I really enjoyed this book; told between different voices, makes the book more original and complete, seeing the full story. Also, I love how the author made a layered story, with different plots and twists keeping the reader waiting for more.
This is a book quite tricky to classify; it has a little bit of horror, romance, obsession, mystery… so, I would say that you read it and decide for yourself which category you think fits better! 😉
Are you ready to discover “So Pretty”?


About The Author

Ronnie Turner grew up in Cornwall, the youngest in a large family. At an early age, she discovered a love of literature and dreamed of being a published author. Ronnie now lives in Dorset with her family and three dogs. In her spare time, she reviews books on her blog and enjoys long walks on the coast. She is currently working on her second novel.
Ronnie’s debut novel, Lies Between Us, will be published by HQ Digital in October 2018.


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