Familiar by T.J. Blake

Thank you to the author, publisher and Love Books Tours for the digital advance reader copy of this book in return for my honest opinion.

Here’s the blurb: For the living, it’s closure. For the departed, it’s the last chance to expose the truth.

For as long as she can remember, Arabella has communicated with those who exist only in memory.

Being the centre of attention growing up was uncomfortable, and now, as a renowned psychic medium, it is becoming more of a struggle. Arabella’s ability and reputation always made it impossible to hold onto lasting relationships, but with those who no longer walk this earth, that’s not the case.

Arabella returns to where it all began fifteen-years before – on the very same stage. After an evening reconnecting loved ones and exposing untold stories, Arabella can’t help but wonder about the one unclaimed ‘friend’, and their cryptic message.

In an unexpected turn of events, Arabella finds herself the subject of morning headlines and at the centre of Detective Barnes’ investigation.
Can Arabella use her ability to prove her innocence and uncover the truth about the past?

Here’s my review: This was a perfect book to read in October: Spooky, creepy and believable. Arabella’s world sucked me in from the very start. I enjoyed the way the tension between her gift, her celebrity and the scepticism of the police was built up, and the jumping back in the time line added to this.

There’s one particular scene in which a friend makes itself known starting only with it’s eyeballs, then it’s teeth, which still makes me a bit jumpy if I think of it in the dark in my creepy old attic bedroom. The whispers and the sensations Arabella experiences turned my skin to gooseflesh and I found myself wondering whether I was really reading all alone…

I really enjoyed this book and would recommend it for anyone who enjoys a creepy thriller with a strong female lead. 4.5 stars!

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.