Beginnings – Same Face Different Place by Helen J Christmas – Blog Tour Review.


About the Book

Her life is spiralling out of control yet on the night she plans to escape, she stumbles across a mysterious prisoner. His name is Jake, a rock musician from Holland and he has a contract on his life.

Their daring escape across London eventually draws them into a place of hiding before Jake’s chilling story begins to unfold. He was the one vital witness to a sinister scene leading up to the death of a British MP and now those responsible want him silenced. As two young people, thrown together by fate they develop intense feelings for each other. It does not take long for Eleanor to realise that she will do anything possible to keep Jake alive.

Their tender love bond keeps you turning the pages as they live on a knife-edge, desperate to escape London. Will they outrun the deadly enemies who stalk them? Or are the people at the top more powerful than they think?

Beginnings: Book 1 of the series “Same Face Different Place” a romantic British thriller through the decades.

Inspired by the violent criminal underworld of Martina Cole and the strong characters who would expect in a Leslie Pearse novel, this book has been described as an emotional roller coaster and with elements of high tension that make it difficult to put down.

My Review

With thanks to the author for the copy received.
Same Face Different Place is the first of a series of books that takes place across the decades. The lead character Eleanor is only sixteen when the series starts. At times she appears older but she has a different life to the usual teenage girl so this is probably why. Plus what happens to her throughout the book is a lot to deal with.
I enjoyed reading about the seventies period, I was only about five years old when the book takes place but I do have a few vague memories. Mainly of the music and a sense of the fashions from looking at family photos.
At times I found it more of a romantic novel than a criminal one but when I got further into the novel and got to know Eleanor more I enjoyed it. Especially, unusually, after she suffers a life changing event.
From reading the synopsis for the following books it appears that they will cover the years leading up to modern-day featuring many of the same characters. I’ve always enjoyed reading series that do this so hope to read them soon.

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