Today I’m joining a few other fantastic bloggers on the tour for J A Baker’s latest novel, Finding Eva.
Eva is desperate to find her birth parents after spending her childhood in foster care. She leaves London and heads to Whitby in search of her mother and father, after breaking up with her boyfriend, Gareth.
Gareth is furious with Eva. He loved her deeply and the disclosure she made when she ended the relationship is eating away at him.
Celia, Eva’s friend, is concerned about Eva. She has stopped answering her calls and when Celia goes to London to find her, she realises Eva has moved without telling anyone. Celia makes the decision to follow Eva to Whitby, concerned that Eva is unravelling. Both women have been damaged by their childhoods.
When Gareth also decides to go to Whitby, it is the start of a lethal situation.
Who exactly is Eva and why is Celia so concerned?
Some relationships are toxic. Others are deadly.
Finding Eva is the fourth standalone novel written by J A Baker. Although, predominantly set in Whitby. North Yorkshire, the author also takes us back to Eva’s life in and around London.
Having been abandoned by her parents as a baby, Eva didn’t have the best of starts in life and was brought up in several care/foster homes. Fortunately she has managed to forge a reasonably good life for herself with a successful career to boot.
However, she still hasn’t let go of the fact she was abandoned and decides to sell up and move to Whitby to search for her biological parents, leaving behind her ex boyfriend, Gareth. Also on her trail is Celia, her best friend since childhood who also doesn’t know of her plans.
Although this book is slow moving it is well written and does pick up towards the end. The writing is very descriptive and you can almost hear the seagulls and smell the sea air as you read. I did struggle at times to keep up with the narrative, however the perspectives of the different characters are expertly woven together. There were a few twists, some I saw coming and some that were totally unpredictable which added to the suspense throughout the book. All in all another good read by J A Baker.
Many thanks to Sarah Hardy at Bloodhound Books for organising this blog blitz. Thanks also to the author for giving me the opportunity to read and review this superb book.
About The Author
J A Baker is a writer and reader of psychological thrillers. She was born in the North East of England too long ago to mention and has four children and a grandchild.
Her first book, Undercurrent, was published by Bloodhound Books in December 2017. Two more books followed – Her Dark Retreat and The Other Mother, all of which made it into the Amazon Kindle Top 100.
She still resides in the North East with her husband Richard and dog, Theo. She lives in a village in County Durham. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, gardening and meeting up with friends and family.
She is working on her fifth book which will be published in December this year.
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