Visions is a psychological thriller set in rural England. The year is 1985. It’s been 12 years since Eleanor escaped London, discarding the fragments of her tragic past to discover a new life. She is hiding in a remote country village, a place where she truly believes she is safe.
Her neighbour, James Barton-Wells is desperate to save his historic country house from ruin but this has attracted the attention of a wealthy property developer from London whose seemingly altruistic offer to ‘bankroll the restoration’ masks a sinister game plan. Suspicious of his motives, Eleanor consults her friend, Charles Bailey. But Charlie has his own story, fearful that Perry Hampton is the man who undoubtedly destroyed his own life.
The characters are drawn together in a battle to save Westbourne House, oblivious to the menace that surrounds them. Threats, stalking and deception lie at the root of the Hamptons evil. Yet it is not until Eleanor comes face to face with them, she recognises a deadly enemy from the past.
Can Eleanor unravel the clues that conceal an evil crime committed in the 70s? This book will draw you into a world of suspense with shocking psychological twists you will never see coming…
I’d like to thank Rachel’s Random Resources and Helen J Christmas for including me in this blog tour.
I was so excited to be asked to be on the blog tour for visions. I’m a huge fan of Helen and the first in this series, Beginnings I absolutely loved.
Beginnings was an edge of your seat read where as visions is more a slow burner but please don’t take this as a criticisms as it really isn’t.
I enjoyed revisiting Eleanor and Elijah 12 years on, from their dynamic flee from London to what at first seems like a tranquil life in the country.
Helen has a great ability to create powerful and rememberable characters. In Visions you are introduced to a whole new community of people snd gradually you learn about their backgrounds. It becomes clear that Eleanor has settled into the new community and become
There is still the under current of the East end villains from the first book, keeping a watchful eye on Eleanor and Elijah. This really builds the tension.
Helen has certainly done her research on the era, there are songs mentioned and different news items which had me reminiscing to my teenage years.
I’m so looking forward to reading the next books in the Same face different place series.
All about Helen
Helen J. Christmas lives on the south coast with her husband. With a love of writing since childhood, she started her decade spanning thriller series ‘Same Face Different Place’ in 2011 and published her debut novel, ‘Beginnings’ in 2012. Visions was the second book of the series and published in 2013; a suspense novel which explores British culture and social history in the 80s as well as the most evil traits people are capable of. The 16th Century cottage in which Helen lives with her husband (restored in 1991) provided endless inspiration for Visions, along with some very special places in Sussex that she loves. Writing is something she fits around her family and social life. Helen is a self employed web designer and works from home with her husband, Peter. They enjoy the company of a faithful border collie and a beautiful white cat, though Helen confesses to have dreamed up many of her storylines, whilst walking Barney around the nearby beach and park.
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