She spoke out. I stayed silent. What would you do?
When Becky accidently sees her boss with a woman who isn’t his wife, she’s horrified but keeps her counsel – she owes Matthew so much for all he’s done for her career. But when the same woman accuses him of rape and asks for the witness to come forward, Becky doesn’t know what to do.
Was what she saw rape? Or is this a young actress looking to get ahead? And can Becky separate her own traumatic past from the present?
As Becky attempts to untangle these blurred lines, she must risk everything to find the truth…
‘Blisteringly relevant, with an emotional pull that had me in hot, angry tears’ Clare Mackintosh, bestselling author of Let Me Lie
‘Powerfully written, compulsive and timely’ Harriet Tyce, bestselling author of Blood Orange
‘One of the most powerful stay-with-you books that I’ve read in the past year’ Jane Corry, bestselling author of I Looked Away
‘Compelling, fierce and all too believable… a heart-stopping portrayal of what it costs to speak out’ Clare Empson, author of Him
‘Deeply compelling and gripping, with characters so realistic you feel as if you know them, I couldn't put it down’ Isy Suttie
‘A fast-paced, tightly-wound thriller with great dialogue and compelling characters. A brilliant page-turner perfectly designed for the #MeToo era’ Viv Groskop
'Beautifully written, very timely, very honest – I read it deep into the night’ Emma Freud
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#BlurredLines #NetGalley An edge of your dear suspense thriller with an ending you won't see coming I bet, I didn't see it coming, loved it. Blurred, means not clear. This title is perfectly suitable for this story because everything here is twisted in a sinister way. Sometimes it's not what you see from your eyes and sometimes it's there what you can't see from your eyes. Becky walks in on her boss with a woman who isn’t his wife, she’s horrified, but says nothing. She owes Matthew too much.But when the same woman accuses him of rape, Becky is trapped in a nightmare. Was what she saw rape – or is Matthew, her trusted mentor, telling the truth? Becky must try to ignore her own traumatic past and its terrible hold on her. What happened next? I'm not going to ruin it's suspense here so go and give it a read. It's narration is it's strength. Thanks to NetGalley and Harper Collins UK, Harper Fiction for giving me an advance copy.
This book is fantastic. I'm so surprised that I haven't seen more publicity/reviews about this one. This is a story we have all heard before, younger woman in the film industry surrounded by older more powerful men, trying to make the right choices. However, this feels new and fresh and I was engrossed within the first chapters. The author, Hannah Begbie, has created characters you can't help but care about and a story you will want to race through The only thing to note is that there are some really tough themes in this book, including rape and self harm, so go into this one aware of that.
A captivating read that is a rollercoaster ride full of emotion, betrayal and hard to make choices. Who to trust when things go dramatically wrong, can you even trust yourself to do the right thing?
Loved this book. It focuses on Becky and the fact that she has seen her boss on the kitchen floor with a woman who isn't his wife. What has she just seen? Was it consensual or was it rape? She owes Matthew a lot, but will she confront him about it? Becky has a past and this doesn't help her mental health at all. How much can you trust one person? How much should you trust o n e person? Can you even trust what you see? It keeps you guessing until the end. Loved this book and will recommend to friends, colleagues and family. Thank you HarperCollins for letting me read this and to Hannah Begbie for writing such a fantastic story.
I read this book in one sitting - late into the night, last night as I was hooked and on this compelling story. The story and the characters and engaging and by the end i was stunned by the ending. Its a great story, it kept the pages turning for me and was a thrill of a read. Would recommend this without a doubt.
This was an excellent mystery novel that I enjoyed reading. The character was presented with a dilemma, and she faced it head on. I can’t recommend the book enough!
Great book, engaging and impossible to put down. I have really enjoyed reading this one. I have devoured this in just one sitting. Highly recommend this one.
Blurred Lines is a fantastic read. It makes the reader question our own perceptions of things we think we see. It's a fast paced page turner with enough twists and turns in the plot it keeps you guessing. Very hard to put down once you start it.
Thank you to NetGalley for the chance to read Blurred Lines. I would recommend this to: My best friend “When Becky accidently sees her boss with a woman who isn’t his wife, she’s horrified but keeps her counsel – she owes Matthew so much for all he’s done for her career. But when the same woman accuses him of rape and asks for the witness to come forward, Becky doesn’t know what to do. Was what she saw rape? Or is this a young actress looking to get ahead? And can Becky separate her own traumatic past from the present? As Becky attempts to untangle these blurred lines, she must risk everything to find the truth…” This was a great book and very much of its time. A good few twists and turns with echoes of the #MeToo movement surrounding Weinsten, particularly as the backdrop is the film industry. Besides being topical, the book is cleverly and creatively written with some lovely phrases. I would definitely read more from this author. I did see the twist coming, but the way it was presented to us was quite clever - I’d wondered how Becky would find out what I thought I knew! I can’t say I was all that fond of Becky but her earlier experiences had left her with trauma. I aim to title my reviews with ‘I would recommend this to’ and in this case I would recommend it to my best female friend.
Firstly a big thank you to the publishers for approving my request to read on netgalley. This is a new author to me and wow ill definitely be reading more in the future.This book is amazing and so culturally relevent today in 2020. Deals with sensitive topics and written expertly. I loved Becky and all of her problematic ways due to a traumatic event. This has made her the woman she is today .This is thought provoking and will make you question your moral compass.Highly recommend if you enjoy gripping psychological thrillers .Published 20th August
Blurred Lines by Hannah Begbie a gripping five-star read. This was just what I needed, a good gripping read that had me questioning everything, I wouldn’t normally go for something like this as I don’t think it should be trivialised, but the author did a great job of not belittling it, while keeping you as a reader hooked and guessing. It was quick paced and as always by this author mostly well written, a couple of sections could have done with more detail, but that could be me being picky and just nosey. If you like a gripping mystery and lots of second guessing, then pick this up as you won’t be disappointed.