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September 20, 2014




Have you committed a crime…

….or are you the victim of one?

On her way to the cottage in Southwold she’s newly inherited from her Aunty May, Ellie senses she is on the edge of something new. The life she’s always dreamed of living as a successful artist seems as though it is about to begin. So excited is she that she barely notices when the car bumps against something on the road.

That evening Ellie hears a news flash on the radio. A man was seriously injured in a hit and run on the very road she was driving down. Then Ellie remembers  the thump she heard.  Could she have been responsible for putting a man in hospital? Unable to hold the doubts at bay, she decides to visit the victim to lay her mind at rest, little knowing that the consequences of this decision will change her life forever.

The author  Penny Hancock skilfully plays with the two narrators versions of reality as this dark and brooding novel races towards its genuinely scary conclusion. 

My review


Gradually tension builds up where I was holding my breath. Penny Hannock has created a thriller which no reader will ever guess what’s coming. I really do highly recommend reading A Trick Of The Mind.

Five huge big stars from me for A Trick Of The Mind by Penny Hannock!

After Ellies Aunt May dies Ellie is left her Aunt May’s cottage by the sea. As Ellie is driving to the cottage she takes her eyes off the road and hits what she believes is a branch. While Ellie is listening to the radio in the cottage she braces herself as she hears of a hit and run on the very road she used to get to the cottage. With Ellie full of worry she visits the man in hospital she believes she has run over. Ellie finds herself in love with this man with leading an idyllic life with him.
Gradually tension builds up where I was holding my breath.


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