Lucy: Mother. Wife. Falling to pieces . . .
Aidan: Father. Husband. In too deep . . .
Connor: Son. Friend. Can never tell the truth . . .
Will this family ever recover when the truth finally comes out?
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What authors and readers are saying about Louise Jensen:
‘So good, raced through it in a day! Creepy and compelling, another great impossible-to-put-down thriller from the fabulous Louise Jensen.’
B A Paris, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Dilemma on The Family
‘The queen of high-tension grip lit delivers a twisted tale that won’t let you go.’
Sunday Times Crime Club on The Stolen Sisters
‘Wow! What can I say about this book in one word! Tremendous!!! Although I would recommend all books from this author, this book was definitely on another level! I can not recommend this book enough to anyone that enjoys a psychological thriller!!’
Amazon 5* reviewer on The Stolen Sisters
‘If you’re a fan of Louise Jensen’s work, you’re in for a treat, and if you haven’t read any of her novels before, then you really need to.’
Amazon 5* reviewer on The Stolen Sisters
‘Louise Jensen is a writer who knows how to get under your skin with her characters. It heightens the whole reading experience and this is another outstanding read from her.’
Amazon 5* reviewer on The Stolen Sisters
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Lucy Walsh races home when she can’t get hold of her eldest son, Connor, with his 2 best friends disappearing a few days ago, she can’t help but fear the worst. Can she get home in time to save him? Each chapter is told from the perspective of Lucy, her husband, Aidan and their son, Connor. Right from the prologue, this book keeps you on your toes! It is an excellent psychological thriller, with the tension building up throughout. The story is of love, grief, secrets and lies. The author had me completely fooled right up to the end! A well deserved 5 stars from me. My thanks to NetGalley and HQ for a copy of the ARC in exchange for my review.
ALL FOR YOU by Louise Jensen is a first time author for me. The novel started off at a great pace, punchy and snappy and I loved it! I enjoyed the short, snappy chapters and writing style. Also, great characters, all of which I liked/disliked in equal measure with shouting at the pages, who? what? No! Never! THEN......at 60% of the book something happened, I stopped and questioned the believability of where the storyline was going. I find this difficult to explain in my review of why I felt this was the case, which could be my interpretation of the storyline but I was disappointed. I would recommend this novel to thriller/psychological readers. I will give a 4 star rating. I WANT TO THANK NETGALLEY FOR THE OPPORTUNITY OF READING AN ADVANCED COPY OF THIS BOOK FOR AN HONEST REVIEW
I…. I am speechless! But not enough not to write a review for this amazing book! Louise Jensen has really outdone herself with this book “All for you”. I am writing this still choked and in shock by this story. As a parent this story will grip you from the get go because all we ever want to do in this life is protect our children. Even if you’re not a parent there is no way this book is not going to resonate with you in some way. I won’t spoil in anyway but I will say that part 1 gives you a great insight into the characters of this book but will also have you shouting at Louise to give you more because you will be gagging for more information, want more answers. And boy oh boy does she deliver it in Part 2. I have never had my mouth so aghast for as long as I did. Admittedly I also did have to sleep with the lights on for one night because I had spooked myself out. This is a dark, twisting, full of secrets kind of thriller book and it is truly unputdownable! Many thanks to NetGalley, HQ and Louise Jensen for my ARC of All for You in return for my honest review.
I am a massive fan of Louise jensen and I was both thrilled and grateful for my arc. I absolutely loved this book. It was a tough subject to read, missing children is always difficult to read. However, it is written very well. Great and surprising story. Highly recommended xx
All for You is an emotionally gripping, delightfully sinister psychological thriller. This is the first book I have ever read by this author, and I have to say…she absolutely knocked my socks off! The story was well-written and. I was engrossed from the very first chapter. The story is told from multiple points of view of the Walsh family. The family has lost their connection and is keeping secrets from one another. The characters are complex and deeply compelling – a mother at the end of her rope, a father drowning in his own deceitfulness, one son sick and the other sullen and uncommunicative. Each character was bowing under the pressure, and I could not wait to see what happened to them next. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good psychological thriller. This book took me on a dark, disturbing journey and kept me on the edge of my seat until the end. It is also so incredibly thought-provoking that it had me questioning what you wouldn’t do for your family as well.
This was an excellent book by Louise Jenson. Having read her previous books I was looking forward to reading this and wasn't disappointed. A great psychological thriller based on the Walsh family. I would definitely recommend reading this.
Another fantastic book by Louise. I’ve read all of hers and she never fails to get the reader hooked on her words and addicted to the story. Thank you Netgalley for giving me the opportunity to read this book.
‘All For You 📖’ by Louise Jensen 🌟🌟🌟🌟 4/5 . MEET THE WALSH FAMILY Lucy: Mother. Wife. Falling to pieces . . . Aidan: Father. Husband. In too deep . . . Connor: Son. Friend. Can never tell the truth . . . Everyone in this family has something to hide, but what are they trying to protect, and at what cost? IT WAS ALL FOR YOU. . An utterly gripping and addictive thriller! I read this in two days as I absolutely could not put it down…wow 🤩 I have only read one Louise Jensen book before and I didn’t rate it. I am SO glad I picked this one up as it has completely changed the way I think about the author and her ability to write a good thriller. I liked how the book was written, the story was told via multiple viewpoints and they all linked to tell the story of what happened. The author had planted quite a few red herrings, which was great as you couldn’t tell what was coming and made you change your mind on where you think the story is going. There were numerous twists and turns which kept you interested and guessing from the very first page! Thanks to @netgalley and @fabricating_fiction for the advanced copy! Publication date 28th October 2021 📖
Wow! This is the first of Louise Jensons books I've read but it will not be the last. Hooked from the get go I did not want to put this down and what an ending! Had me guessing and surprised right up to the very end.
Wowee, this had me gripped, a great read and it really kept me guessing. Plenty of unexpected happenings and fantastically written. A 5 star recommendation from me
I really enjoyed this book I never guessed or knew how the story was taking me it changed all the time, I constantly taking the wrong path was a very in depth story and glad it all wasn't how horrid we first thought it was
Firstly a big thank you to Hq for my copy to review on netgalley, I am a huge fan of Louise’s books so was very excited! Wow what a ride this was ! I literally spent the afternoon with the Walsh family and inhaled their story. This blew me away. Exciting addictive and utterly gripping. I thought I had it worked out but let me tell you its so unpredictable. I absolutely loved it, was incredibly thought provoking as a parent. Compelling and chilling and I highly recommend. Louise is at the top of her game when it comes to writing a unputdownable psychological thriller . Published 28th October
I have read Louise Jensen’s novels before and they are always edge of the seat reading and this one is no exception. Married couple, Aiden and Lucy, have two sons, Connor, who is college age and Kieron who has a medical condition affecting his liver and a few years younger than Connor. Connor’s two best friends have gone missing, followed by Connor. There are multiple viewpoints throughout and I found it kept me interested. There are red herrings and numerous twists and turns, most of which I didn’t see coming. Many thanks to NetGalley, HQ and Louise Jensen for my ARC of All for You in return for my honest review. Recommended
This was really good! It follws the Walsh family as they struggle through life with things happening every which way they look. It's really easy to read, as are most books by Louise Jensen, it's so engrossing that you finish it quickly and it's so full of surprises that you are always on your toes - I found myself gasping out loud at points! Great and human characters, flaws and all.....and a gripping storyline that will shock you! Absolutely brilliant 😊
The Walsh family: Lucy, the mother, Aiden, the father, Conor, the son and the brother. Each of them has something to hide. I love Louise Jensen's books, so my expectations were automatically high. It was a good, enjoyable read, but it is yet another book that I struggled to rate. The story had me intrigued, and I enjoyed it. The last 30% were a super fast rollercoaster of emotions, and I couldn't turn the pages fast enough to find out how the story ends. The twist was jaw-dropping and one that I would never have predicted. However, because the story picked up so late, I was in two minds about the rating. In the end, I decided on 3 stars.
Wow. I know it is a cliche but this book really keeps you guessing. Get ready for a helter-skelter ride. You think you have reached a conclusion but how could you as you are only two thirds through the book, but then it changes and off you go again. Meet Lucy and Aiden and their two sons and their friends. What a mixed combination of characters. All likeable in their own way until…
All for you is about the Walsh family. Mother Lucy struggling to cope with her son Kieron who is ill. She used to be a Surgeon but stopped to look after her son. There is brother Connor who is still guilty after his girlfriend Hailey ending up in a wheelchair and Dad Aidan a vet who is struggling to keep it together. They all have secrets to hide. When strange things start to happen. The boys that were involved that day when Hailey had her accident start to go missing and Lucy is worried that Connor will be next. Thank you, HQ, for a copy of Louise Jensen’s latest novel. I always look forward to the authors books and this one was no exception. This is another tense thriller from the author with well developed characters and great storyline and I did enjoy this, but I didn’t think it was one of her best. As the storyline revealed itself towards the end for me personally I found it a bit farfetched. 4 stars from me.
Absolutely brilliant. The story slowly weaves itself around to expose the backstory of the novel. Fantastically written, great characters, and a million ‘what if’ questions for the reader.
When his two best friends rapidly go missing without trace, Lucy worries for her son Connor; the three boys were involved in a tragic incident on a school residential trip which has led to difficulties at school. One more nightmare to add to her younger son’s debilitating illness, and the strains this has placed on the relationship between Lucy and husband Aidan. The tension builds as the story is told partly in the present and flashback to a few days earlier, before the first boy went missing. All the characters have secrets; Lucy no longer practises as a surgeon, Aidan is apparently involved in a secret liaison, Connor refuses to talk about the school trip, and frequently visits the cemetery, unburdening his feelings at a girl’s graveside. The narrative point of view shifts between the main characters, ensuring that the reader empathises with each one, as the truth of the situation is revealed, piece by piece. Suspenseful, gripping and enthralling; a psychological thriller to savour.
Absolutely brilliant. Keeps you guessing right to the end. A family is being torn apart by illness and a tragedy that happened to one of the children and his friends. We have sibling rivalry, a feeling of being ignored because of the youngest son’s illness. The eldest son is racked with guilt about an accident that happened to his girlfriend. Two of his friends who were there at the accident have disappeared. The mother is desperately worried her son will be next. This is well written, guaranteed to keep you hooked til the end.
Wow, this kept me guessing right to the end! Very cleverly written, telling the story from the views of different people, but finally coming together at the end, with totally unexpected twists. I've not read anything by this author before but I'll definitely be looking for her books from now on.
A well written mystery from Louise Jenson. I did find it a little confusing at first - probably me being dim rather than the book - at the lack of detail about the ‘incident’ that was so clearly blighting the characters’ lives. Jenson slowly reveals the mystery through a series of flashbacks combined with the story moving forward in present time. A good read.
Oh my beating heart!! Author Louise Jensen had done it again, twists and secrets were weaved into the story with the family dynamics. The writing had the sheer talent of wanting me keep reading one more chapter deep into the night. With short snappy ones, I never realized time had passed. I for went sleep for this book. A happily married couple with kids soon found circumstances changing when a disaster in a school trip occurred. With many POVs secrets slowly surfaced and blew me away. Simply brilliant.
Once again Louise Jensen has penned another excellent psychological thriller which will keep you guessing until the final few chapters.Lucy and Aiden are married and have two children Connor and Kieron,the book revolves around Connor’s friends Ryan and Tyler and a school trip they all took where disaster strikes when someone is injured,the story is told from each characters point of view as you learn all the secrets and lies they’re all keeping.With short sharp chapters the book keeps you gripped as you find out the shocking truth towards the end.I can recommend this book to anyone who enjoys this genre.A very good 4 star thriller.
Wow, how many secrets can one family have! This book was just plot twist after plot twist and I couldn't put it down. I loved that the chapters were told from the point of view of the various characters, it gave me a better understanding of why they acted as they did. I have read Louise Jensen's work in the past but this is definitely her best book. Give it a read but be prepared to burn the midnight oil because you won't be able to put it down.
I ended up reading this book in one day because I wanted to find out what happened, as this book had so many twists and secrets. For that reason alone, I have to give it 4 stars. There are a few reasons I’m not giving it 5. One, and this is a spoiler, is that there is what I can only describe as body mutilation to a minor. I despised reading this bit and I think it wasn’t necessary. However, as it did, it made the ending all the more unsatisfying to me. Things were resolved a bit too neatly and without too much detail. This book does keep you guessing though, and while I figured some stuff out, there were other bits you just couldn’t. It would have been nicer if some things had been revealed a bit earlier, rather than everything all at once Thanks to netgalley and the publisher for the ARC in exchange for an honest review.
All for You is the type of book that stays with you for a long time. It's fast-paced, gripping, and has a twist that I defy anyone to figure out. Lucy is Mum to Connor and Wife to Aidan - each of these characters is keeping a secret. What happened to Connor and his friends that culminates in the boys disappearing one by one. What is Aidan hiding - who is he meeting? Is Lucy slowly losing her mind - why does she keep seeing a mysterious car parked outside of her house - what does the driver want? Well written, richly detailed characters and the suspense is something else. A very enjoyable read.
I read this one in a day - it was brilliant! Full of twists and surprises. I was gripped straight away; wanting to find out the back story of all the characters and what was going to happen. The characters were likable for the most part and so many little hints were dropped about their past you had to keep reading. I enjoyed the fact the book started in the middle of the story, then jumped back to the start - knowing what was coming made it all the more tense. Although I thought I had it worked out, I really didn't know whodunnit until right at the end! Really recommended.
Hooked from the start in this twisty psychological thriller by one of my favourite authors! It's a story about grief, love, loss, secrets, lies and how far you would go to help those you love. All the stars!!
I’ve received an ARC of this novel in exchange for an honest review thanks to NetGalley. I thought this novel was full of mystery and suspense. So unpredictable. It had me on the edge of my seat guessing what was going to happen next pretty much the entire book. Which I absolutely love. I’ve only read two books by Louise Jensen, this novel and her other novel I’ve read was the Sister and that was excellent as well. Definitely makes me want to read more of her work. #AllForYou #NetGalley
What a great read it tells the story of the Walsh family Mum Lucy,Dad Aidan and Connor and Kieron their sons and involves their close friends. Everyone has theirs secrets what will happen if they are revealed.? I was hooked by this story plenty of twists and turns to keep me engaged Louise Jenson knows how to set a scene brilliantly. I thought I'd worked the ending out but I was wrong which I loved. I would highly recommend this book. Thank you to Netgalley and HQ for the ARC
Goodness what a page turner!!!! To start with I really didn’t like the style but the plot & the characters drew me in. And the plot was so complicated in the last few chapters. Brilliant book.
Another book that I whizzed through in a day with the gripping prologue I knew I’d be hooked. Told in different narratives I was completely captivated! Perfect for those who love a good thriller
Familial Domestic Suspense…. The Walsh family. A family with a lot to hide. A family with many secrets. Will it be their downfall? Suspenseful, familial domestic suspense with an intriguing storyline, some difficult themes, and a wholly credible cast of characters. Plenty of twists and turns along the way to a tense and, perhaps, unexpected denouement.
I enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone who loves a good thriller. It got off to a great start with the prologue. It really drew me in and sparked my interest straight away, forcing me to read long into the night. This was a gripping story, full of red herrings and many twists and turns. The suspense was high, but I wish that some of the secrets could have been revealed earlier in the story. I was a little frustrated times that I didn’t know what was going on. I felt such empathy for all the characters and what they were going through, particularly Kieron – there were times when I wanted to cry for him, and his family. Those of us with healthy children are so blessed. I liked the author's writing style, including the clipped/one word sentences which I don't normally enjoy. Here, they added to the drama. The only things I found disappointing were the ending, which I found unbelievable, and the proofreading errors which I found irritating. Thanks to NetGalley and the publishers for the advanced review copy in return for an honest review.
Told from the different perspectives of the Walsh family. a family hanging on by a thread. I particularly liked the relationship between the Mum and teen it speaks volumes about the challenging and emotive experienced in the complex world of parenting a teen. A family thriller full of suspense, suspicion. drama and twists and turns aplenty. A talented author who knows how to build the tension to a crescendo and bring the characters to life.
Wow! This book is amazingly hard to put down as there is so much going on, and so many questions about what is going on. Highly recommended!
Read and reviewed in exchange for a free copy from NetGalley. 'All for You' was gripping with the tension building from the start. Jensen built a lot of empathy for Connor. The conclusion was unexpected.
I took a little while to get into this story but boy did it suck me in when I did!! Lucy, mother of two boys Kieran and Connor lives a very stressed life. She has given up work to care for her very ill son Kieran. That's where the story starts and then we hear about other factors that have added to Lucy's stress.... This story has a hidden depth that I didn't initially see. As I read more, I found lots more to the story and I don't want to give it away!!! Rest assured, you will love this book, be surprised by this book and had a lot of feelings about the situation you find Lucy and her husband Aidan in. So I highly recommend you read it!!! Thanks to Netgalley for the free ARC book for an honest review
All For You follows Lucy, her husban Aiden, and her son Connor as she tries to keep her family together after an event shooks their family. The story is told from the three points of view of the main characters. Can you trust any of them? This book was great! I enjoyed trying to figure out the various mysteries involving this family... I would never have guessed! goodreads.com/booksireadandliked Disclosure: I would like to thank the publisher and author for my advanced review copy of the book. This is my honest review
Another superb thriller from Louise Jensen. I raced though this book as I really couldn’t put it down, full of lots of red herrings to keep you in suspense until the very end, I really enjoyed it. Thanks to NetGalley and the publishers for an advanced digital copy in exchange for an honest review.
All For You is an incredibly twisty thriller that explores the fragility of a person’s mind, and what a seemingly ordinary person is capable of when driven to despair. Narrated from three different perspectives, the novel pushes the sub-genre of domestic noir not only into that of crime but also borders on the gothic. Lucy is an orthopaedic surgeon who has given up her career to care for her sick teenage son, Kieron. She is characterised as a caring wife and mother, and with her perspective being delivered through a first-person narrative, is the character that the reader becomes mostly invested in. But like most first-person narratives, it is what is left out that makes this narrator so unreliable. How far can we trust her? Aiden is a vet, and Lucy’s husband. With his own dedicated chapters, his perspective is told through a focalised third-person narrator. We learn very early on that he’s hiding a secret – but this isn’t as obvious as it first appears. As the anonymous person behind Aiden’s secret is revealed - as well as the secret itself – you won’t be able to turn those pages fast enough to discover what is going on! Although my first thought as to who this person was turned out to be wrong, it was relevant to something much further in the past. I’m not saying any more than that! Omg this is sooo twisty, you wouldn’t believe! Connor is Lucy’s eldest son. He also has his own focalised third-person chapters. The novel’s prologue reveals something terrible has happened to Connor, and with his two best friends (Ryan and Tyler) recently having gone missing, it is the events leading up to Connor’s disappearance that the story centres around. As the narrative flashes back in time, we see Connor, Ryan, and Tyler starting back at sixth form. It is revealed that whilst away at summer camp, a teenage dare went wrong and something terrible happened to Connor’s girlfriend, Hailey. I don’t want to include any spoilers so won’t say what happens or who exactly Hailey is – but it is the events surrounding the accident and what Connor and his friends did that summer that give a sense of unease and feeling that something even worse is about to happen. However, as the novel reaches its conclusion, its title All for You becomes even more significant. As somebody who devours psychological thrillers by the bucket load, there aren’t many twists that I don’t see coming – but I can honestly say this shocking conclusion left me gobsmacked. I would recommend this book for anybody who enjoys a really twisty read, where the absurd and the possible merge.
Wow what a fabulous read. The story is about Lucy and her family and how things can change when tragedies happen .There are secrets and lies that will eventually come to light that are both shocking and hard to read at times but you are drawn into the plot from the beginning and keeps you gripped right to the end .A real page Turner and a 5⭐read. I loved it
Very gripping, a real page-turner with lots of twists and turns. The audience is kept guessing throughout, and whilst a couple of the eventual reveals fall short (I'd have preferred to know what happened between Connor and Haley from the beginning) other reveals are surprising to the point of being pretty bonkers. Overall it's a fun ride, if you suspend your disbelief a little bit. Compelling, dark, surprisingly gruesome in places and a quick, exciting read.
I like this author a lot. I raced through this book in no time at all, in-fact I couldn’t put it down because it was so intriguing. I did feel the ending was a little unbelievable, but I certainly wouldn’t let that put you off. Louise is an excellent writer, she draws you in leaving you wanting more, her descriptions are second to none. This family has so many secrets. Lucy (mum) is trying to hold everyone and everything together her eldest son has gone through a recent trauma, the youngest son has a life limiting health condition. The husband, well, he has a whole load of other issues. When 3 teenagers go missing things start galling apart.
A good thriller with some twists to keep me gripped made for a great book. I thought I had figured it out but I found out I was wrong and didn’t expect who the culprit turned out to be. A well written story and I will look to read more by this author.
Great story, good plot with plenty of twists and turns. It’s the story of 3 older boys who go missing and how and why it happened. It’s a psychological thriller with an unexpected outcome. I found the story really picked up pace halfway through and after that I found it difficult to put down. I like the short chapters and the viewpoint of the different characters. A good read.
All for You is a wonderful thriller that had me gripped from the first page. I was on the edge of my seat all the way through, constantly guessing. Some parts of the book were heart breaking the others truly scary. So much so they make your skin crawl. It’s an impressive book. Terrifyingly gripping. I would highly recommend the book and the author. I’ve never read a bad book by her.
The story is told from three points of view, Lucy (Mum), Aidan (Dad) and Connor (Son). The story begins with Lucy rushing home from an appointment with her younger son, Keiran with a fear that something untoward has happened to Connor. The story then goes back to the fortnight prior to this when the new school term is about to start. Connor and his two best friends are dreading returning to Sixth Form after something which appears to have happened in the months previous to this. The story then progresses with both of Connor’s friends going missing, is he next? This is a tale of love, friendship and hope. I honest to goodness could not put this book down and raced through it in a day. Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for an advanced read copy of this book in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.
It is with a huge sense of foreboding that Lucy Walsh races home, panic stricken about the well being of her eldest son, seventeen year old Connor especially after the disappearance in recent days of his friends Tyler and Ryan, dubbed ‘The Taken’. The family is weighed down with worries as thirteen year old son Kieron is a very poorly boy. The weather is terrible, there are roadworks and everything conspires against a quick journey so Lucy can put her mind at rest. What will she find at journeys end? The story is principally told by Lucy, husband Aidan and Connor and backtracks to days and weeks before the present day. This poor family is really struggling, each of them feels a sack load of guilt about things which becomes clear as the plot unfolds. They’re all keeping secrets too - in fact, this family is a bubbling cauldron of them. There’s tension and fear which ramps up well throughout the book along with a sense of the claustrophobia of being watched which are all conveyed well. The situation with Kieron is done heartbreakingly well and is central to the storytelling. He has PSC, Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis, a chronic liver disease and you appreciate the family’s terror of the worst possible outcome with all its consequences, to say nothing of how much Kieron suffers because of it. Connors point of view is especially good, he’s full of conflicted feelings typical of teenage but he’s also carrying a load which emerges a bit at a time enabling you to understand him. What is not in doubt is his love for his younger brother. There’s a growing sense of foreboding, the author does well to keep you puzzling about what has happened and is happening to each of them and there are some good red herrings. However, I’m not particularly keen of the clipped sentence style or single words used. I can see why the author uses the tactic but it’s not one that works well for me but may work for others. It gets a bit repetitive and maybe overplayed and as for the ending!!! It’s, er, surprising??? You might even say a bit crazy?? It’s certainly extreme and I would suggest far fetched but it does serve to demonstrate how far people will go for their loved ones. Also, note to self, it is fiction, so anything goes!! Overall, though despite the negatives, there is a lot that is really good in this novel and it’s certainly an entertaining read, just strap on those disbelief suspenders at the end! With thanks to NetGalley and especially to HQ for the much appreciated arc in return for an honest review.
If you love thrillers you MUST meet the Walsh family. Lucy - Trying desperately to help her eldest son through a recent trauma that has affected the whole family, whilst caring for her younger son who is suffering from a life threatening illness. Aidan - Husband and loving father who watches helplessly as his family falls apart under the stress. He has his own problems that are escalating and threatening to destroy his once happy marriage. Connor - Traumatised by a tragic incident that could have been prevented, Connor is struggling to cope. The truth about what really happened is eating away at him, affecting his relationships with his family and friends. In this family they all keeping secrets. They are all telling lies. The question is Why? Let’s be honest thriller readers. We want a gripping read from the beginning. But what we’re really hoping for is a brilliant ending with a REALLY unexpected twist. Believe me, this book delivers. Highly recommend this addictive story of a family struggling to come terms with the dire consequences of their selfish actions.
Really enjoyed this book, it was great being told from the different characters. The second half of the book really picked up and i was diving through the pages to find out who was part of taking the boys. Very well written.
Loved this book! MEET THE WALSH FAMILY Lucy: Mother. Wife. Falling to pieces . . . Aidan: Father. Husband. In too deep . . . Connor: Son. Friend. Can never tell the truth . . . Everyone in this family has something to hide, but what are they trying to protect, and at what cost? IT WAS ALL FOR YOU. A very fast paced, nail biting read. Idea was executed very well, highly recommend
This is one of the best thrillers I have read in years! It is fast paced with so many twists, it is impossible to guess the ending. The suspense keeps you reading and you have to remind yourself to breathe. Everyone in the Walsh family has something to hide. The book is written from the viewpoint of mother Lucy, father Aidan and son Conner. There are the normal family issues as well as a very sick son, Kieran. Friendships are questioned. Three boys have a secret and one by one they are “taken” but who by and why?
Great story told through the eyes of 3 family members - Mum Lucy, Dad Aidan and son Connor - who all seemingly have something to hide. The book starts with Lucy discovering Connor is missing and then it flashes back to 9 days before and we are told how events unfold. What a wild ride of a book!! Just when I thought I had my theory on what was going on, Louise threw a curve ball in and I had to rethink it! This book was fast paced and full of twists and turns that genuinely made me gasp out loud! I would rate it 5/5!
I have been in a super reading slump. Not even being able to get into books by my favourite authors. So of course, I jump into a Louise Jensen. Because let's be honest, we all know that she's going to grab you with a story full of family and secrets. Well this new psychological thriller by Louise is absolutely no different. I loved following the story, there was emotion, secrets, lies and pure losing your mind twists and turns you haven't a clue what's going on. At times I felt like I was stuck in a huge maze and the way out was closed off, thinking I had found the light and then Louise throws in another banger and knocks me into a hedge. Louise never fails to astound me with her writing. It just gets better and better. What I would do to be around for the conversations you have with your son!
Full of unexpected twists and a cast of characters each with their own problems and dark secrets that are slowly revealed throughout the tale. How far will parents go to help their children. This book certainly investigates that and poses a huge moral dilemma for the parents in this story.
A great read with some very unexpected revelations as the book reached its conclusion. Fast paced and gripping the story is told from the perspective of the four members of the Walsh family cleverly bringing in the other characters who we are to learn are also so involved in the plot. My first book from this author. I will be looking for more. My thanks to NetGalley and the publishers for this chance to leave an honest and unbiased review.
This is a great gripping book and I can see how it would be perfect for the screen! The family is perfectly described and I felt very invested in them from the very start. It’s just a fabulous book from a very clever author!
A mum finds herself caught up in all sorts of problems, although her biggest one is getting her 13 year old son a liver transplant. Her oldest son feels neglected but at least has his two friends to console him. Dad is a vet and unfortunately gets caught up in supplying drugs to the mother of his sons girlfriend. The plot thickens as time goes on and at times its difficult to keep up. A very unseen twist at the end. A great read.
Loved this psychological thriller , it was intriguing and kept you guessing till the end , the plot very well constructed with great characters and couldn’t leave it down
Where do I even begin?! I love this authors books, and this may be my favourite yet. Incredibly gripping, creepy and thrilling. Grabbed me from the first page and I absolutely couldn't put it down. Fantastic!
This is an interesting read, exploring how far parents would go to protect their children, what risks they feel are worth taking and how twisted lives and minds can get. Lucy and Aidan have two sons, both damaged in some way. Connor feels guilty about an incident that happened at a school residential course and Kieron is seriously ill, his liver failing. Lucy, being a doctor, feels she should be able to save everybody but especially her own family. Then everything get darker, as things happen that make Lucy feel she is losing her mind and Aidan. This felt a bit of a slow burner, with hints of things to come but gradually the pace picked up nicely ending with a twist I’d never thought of. This moves from school, to hospital and almost all points in between, with different characters taking up the story, getting quite dark in places. A thought provoking read, and well written, certainly one not to miss. Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the opportunity to read and review this book.
This book I couldn't put down. I was completely gripped and read it in less than 24 hours. The c lies and twists are excellent making you want to read on.
Three lads from school all go missing. Why? This book drew me in to the story very early on and details the life of the Walsh family. There were plenty of twists and turns in this thriller and I will be seeking out more from this author. Thanks to Netgalley for an ARC.
Every family has its secrets. This book grabbed me from the very beginning. It’s a fast paced, edge of your seat thriller full of suspense and intrigue. It held my attention throughout and kept me wanting more. A definite read for fans of thrillers.
Something has gone badly wrong at a school residential involving Connor, Ryan and Tyler. What connection might it have with them starting to disappear? Is Connor’s Dad hiding something because of a secret relationship? Is Connor’s Mum going mad, seeing things or what? Plenty of twists and turns as the plot moves in and out of school, in an out of hospital and round many unexpected corners. I certainly didn’t guess what was coming. An addictive read Thanks to NetGalley for a free copy in exchange for a fair review
Louise Jensen has written several novels varyingly described as psychological thrillers or ‘domestic noir’ and this novel, her latest offering, sits on the boundary of both categories. The family at the heart of the novel consists of Lucy, an orthopaedic surgeon, her husband Aidan who works as a vet, and their two teenage sons Connor and Kieron. Connor’s best friends Tyler and Ryan also make regular appearances and there are allusions that something terrible must have happened to Connor's former girlfriend, Hailey. However, the family’s biggest anxiety at the start of the novel relates to Kieran’s terminal disease. That is, until the other teenage boys disappear one by one in mysterious circumstances: first Ryan, then Tyler, and finally also Connor….will their kidnapper make contact and if so, who is behind all of the evil that has suddenly befallen Lucy’s family? A thriller with so many twists and turns that you will be dizzy just turning its pages, I thoroughly recommend this latest Louise Jensen novel. Thank you to NetGalley and to the publishers for the free ARC granted in exchange for this honest and unbiased review.
Interesting thriller from Louise Jenson. How far would you go to save your child? There are several plots going on in this book. Connor's friends are missing. They are 'The Taken'. But why have they gone, did someone know what happened with Hailey. Who is watching the house and is that white car following them.
I really enjoyed this book, it was well written and the story drew me in from the start. There are many twists and turns which are great, just when you think you’ve figured something another piece of the story reveals itself. Highly recommend and it is can’t put down thriller.
The plot of this enthralling, breath taking psychological thriller centres around the four members of the Walsh family (mum) Lucy, (dad) Aidan, seventeen year old Connor and his younger brother Kieron who suffered from a life threatening, debilitating disability. Having a child who is seriously ill can either make a relationship stronger or push a couple apart, you really need to do the complete opposite to what Lucy and Adian did and actually support each other. You need to talk to each other and share the pressure of dealing with long stays in hospital, keeping a home running and offering love and support to any siblings that the sick child might have. I have personal experience of spending weeks and months in hospital with a sick child, the conflicting emotions and feeling like you are trapped in limbo from one day to the next. Having to place your trust in the expects doing the right thing for your child whilst you are struggling with feelings of hopelessness and inadequacy. So I could fully empathise with Lucy and Aidan's fears for Kieron's future but that doesn't mean that I thought the couple were very likeable for various reasons. I really liked Connor, he wasn't the obnoxious best that you usually find in thrillers book in books and on tv, he genuinely cared about his family especially Kieron. He also cared about and was very concerned about his two missing friends Tyler and Ryan. They were a realistic trio of teenage boys who each had their own individual personality and character traits, they shared a really close friendship and I loved the banter that they shared during their interactions. Yes, there were things that they could have done differently but they were only seventeen and we if we're honest, most of us probably made mistakes at some time when we were younger. The story is written in three parts and told from the perspectives of Lucy, Aidan, Connor and Ryan. The first two parts were fast paced and built in intensity as the story rocketed towards its shocking conclusion.These parts were packed with mystery and intrigue. Who was driving the white car that Lucy insisted was following her and that she kept seeing parked outside their house? Why did Connor keep getting the feeling that he was being watched? Where were Tyler and Ryan? What secrets were Lucy and Aidan keeping from each other and Connor? In the third part we learned what had happened to the characters after the shocking events during part two. Omg,Wow...just wow, this book is absolutely bloody incredible, it's a fast paced, unputdownable, gripping thriller that is written in short, snappy chapters that give the reader a very bad case of just one more chapter syndrome. I would have read the whole book in one sitting but unfortunately my old eyes had other ideas. It's ingenious plotted, keeps the reader guessing,has a number of unexpected mind blowing, jaw dropping twists and a very satisfying, realistic conclusion. Louise Jensen is a very talented author who I think has excelled herself with this latest book. Worth far more than five stars, very very highly recommended and my absolute favourite read of this year so fsr.
would like to thank netgalley and the publisher for letting me read this book a fairly new author for me but one i fast became hooked on and this book kept me awake till late at night loved it
Ellen the mother an orthopaedic surgeon who is currently not working, Aidan the father a vet and the two boys Connor and Kieron. Kieron has some rare possibly terminal disease while Connor is a sensitive 17 years old. In the picture, there are also two of Connor's good friends: Ryan and Tyler. We know that something happened to Connor's girlfriend Hailey's but we don't know what. First Tyler then Ryan disappear and everyone fears that Connor might be the next as the three were always together and they were together the night something happened to Hailey. Connor disappears as well but it is not what it seems. The author is the master of psychological suspense. She sets the scene, reels the reader in and proceeds to twist this way and that. I always fall for the red herrings along the way! This is a first for me by the author and one I enjoyed and would read more of their work. The book cover is eye-catching and appealing and would spark my interest if in a bookshop. Thank you very much to the author, publisher and Netgalley for this ARC.
All For You is a family-focused thriller with an emphasis on the Walsh Family and the trials in which they all face. Lucy, a mother struggling to cope with her youngest son, potentially fatal illness. Aidan, the husband and father figure that is attempting to cope with his own mistakes. Conner, the eldest son who has been involved with a terrible incident connected with his school life, and Kieron, the youngest son thrust into the depths of it all. The crux of the novel is how the family cope and come to terms with the vast amount of secrets each of them keep hidden and how they impact the lives of those around them as they are revealed throughout the story. Each of the characters has its own merits, each of them having its own personalities, strengths, and weaknesses. Throughout the book, as different elements to their character are revealed, I found my thoughts on them changing; initially despising Aidan for my assumptions about his actions only to have him earning my sympathies further down the line. A kinship for Lucy for her desperation when it comes to her youngest son, only to be horrified when learning the truth. I felt a keen empathy for Conner and his overall situation and reveled in the hope that radiates from him as the book progresses. Each of the character's thoughts, interactions, and mannerisms felt connected but unique to themselves. There’s a real sense of family between them all, but that of a family that has been broken by what they’re going through and their own individual actions. I felt connected to them as a reader and along with an absolutely magnificent plot, I was eager to turn the pages and discover the truth to all their turmoils. Louise Jensen has been extremely clever through the writing of her book. With masterful use of deflection and assumptions. Leading the reader down dark alleyways of prejudiced thought; seeming to pick up the thread of well-known tropes only to turn them on their heads when they ‘big reveals’ happen. Nothing in All For You is as it seems and I am in awe with how much this book blind-sided me and kept me guessing. Leaving behind the question of ‘How far would you go for your children?’ as a bold discussion point once the novel has come to its final conclusion. All For You is a bold book that lingers with the reader long after it has finished. Each of the character threads compels the reading in similar ways; the desire to learn the truth. What happened with Conners school to warrant such dire treatment? Who is Aidan skipping out on his family to liaise with? Can Lucy keep herself and her family together long enough? These questions adapt and change as the novel progresses and with each new level of questioning, there’s a desire to know more, building the tension along with the events. It’s a masterfully crafted story with deeply connecting characters the propel the reader through the pages, which only get better as the threads weave together. If there was one critique to the novel; some of the scenarios felt a little far-fetched. Some of the depths the characters went to for their families became very extreme, but in relation to the rest of the novel, the reasoning behind them was solid enough to not cause me too many lingering doubt about the authors writing skills. The reasoning behind such events panned out and just because they aren’t the lengths that I would go to, doesn’t mean that others (both readers and characters) won’t go past beyond personal boundaries. There’s a complete feeling of love, loss, and tragedy to this book that might come across as a bit smotheringly dark to some readers; while there is a flicker of hope that grows throughout as the story progresses, it is fleeting. So, if you like your stories to feel more upbeat, even your thrillers, then this might be a book to pass up – personally, I adore darker themes books, so for me, All For You was the perfect book. Each of these plot elements does come together and wrap up into a clear, concise ending – something that is always appreciated when compared to the plethora of open-ended thrillers. The last 5% of the book is spent wrapping up the stories of the characters and filling in all the blanks that could easily be left behind; it was a fulfilling experience seeing ‘what happened next’ to some of the characters. This was my first experience of Louise Jensen's writing, her style sat very well with me. Being clear in her descriptions and dialogue without lacking in personality. Her ability to weave deflection in All For You was sublime and was an absolute treat to read; just when you think you have it all figured out, you really don’t! I’d love to read more of Louise Jensens novels to have the rug pulled from underneath me, once again.
Another amazing page turner by this most talented author. Louise Jensen who never fails to grip me and drag me into the plot immediately. The prologue to this book was superb and you know that you are in for a novel that will twist and turn in many directions. Lucy and Aidan Walsh are dealing with far more than your average family: younger son Kieron is desperately ill whilst older son Connor is removing himself from family and school life (after a prank went badly wrong) and clearly keeping secrets after two of his friends disappearing. All of this is driving a wedge between the couple and throw into the mix, Lucy is convinced that someone is watching their house... is someone after Connor too? This is a book packed with tension and it meant that I had to keep reading: there was no let up to the suspense in the first half and I needed to get some answers/information before putting it down. If you like being drawn in and kept hanging through the revelations (I found myself being proved wrong more than once), then this is the book for you! The only small downside is the ending- without a doubt surprising but I found it a little dark! Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for the opportunity to read in exchange for my honest review.
All For You - Louise Jensen The first book I've read by this highly regarded author and I really enjoyed it! An unusual, unexpected psychological thriller about a family, parents Lucy and Aidan and their two sons Connor and Kieron. One of those books which don't give much away at the start, but drip-feeds snippets of information and character motivations for the reader to piece together, and I found it very compelling. At a few points I initially questioned the believability, before something happens or is explains and it all makes complete sense again and had me firmly back on track and hanging on the next chapter. Plenty of unexpected twists, great characters and it builds a real momentum. I will definitely look out for more books by the author. Thanks to Netgalley and HQ
Interesting story and different to what I was expecting. Enjoyable with some twists and turns and well written. Will keep you interested to the end.
What a gripping thriller. This was a very disturbing but good read. A bit slow but I really enjoyed Thoroughly enjoyed from start to finish and could not get enough of. This is a must read for anyone who enjoys a good thriller!! Absolutely loved the characters, the plot, the tension - impossible to put it down. Certainly recommended!
I love Louise’s books and this one was as gripping and engrossing as the rest, I like how Louise takes a thought provoking idea/ discussion and builds a story around it and how far any parent would go for their children and how all the different strands of the plot were connected at the end. Definitely one to read.
Oh my goodness, best book I’ve read this year! It got right under my skin, to the point when I was out walking the dog I started getting nervy around white cars. Superbly written thriller with so much intrigue at the start, it grabs you right in and you care about the characters and what has happened. If you read one book this year make it this one.
Managed to read this in one day. Wow! Amazing story, well written, with lots of twists and turns, and very likeable characters. Kept me guessing til the end.
A superb read that pulls you from page 1 and doesn’t let go. I read this so quickly, I didn’t want it to end! Another excellent book by Louise.
This book has given me a real dilemma with this review. Firstly, the prologue to this story is absolutely brilliant, and upon reading it I knew this was going to be a great read. I would say for the first half of the book, I felt so frustrated that the level of suspense was so high that I felt I was loosing quite a bit of patience and started to feel quite agitated with it. I’m still working out whether this is a good thing or not as I think that prevented me from really gelling with the characters. Once I got into the second half of the book, that is where I really felt hooked as things were coming to light as to what was really going on. It is a great storyline but I did foresee quite a lot of what was going to happen but I’m putting that down to the fact that I read a lot of thrillers so I think my mind is just tuned in to that way of thinking. I did also feel at times that some things seemed improbable but, this is fiction and I needed to remind myself of that 😂 Overall, I did enjoy this book as Louise really is a fabulous thriller writer.
Such a complex book exploring the issue of secrets, The author is so talented that she can switch from largely disturbing situations to delicate and more family orientated ones with ease. This is an exceptional thriller that will not quit until the very last page, nothing is for certain and nothing predictable happens. You will find yourself questioning everything. Brilliant
As ever Louise Jensen doesn't disappoint. All For You was full of twists and turns. It's refreshing to read a novel in this genre where I haven't got it figured out by the end. I enjoyed the characterisation and linking of characters. None were supplementary. The ending will certainly have many readers asking 'What would I do?' It may seem a little far-fetched but this is fiction and the motives were building throughout. A thought-provoking and intelligent thriller.
I LOVE Louise Jensons stories so I’m very happy to be reviewing All For You her latest novel out on 28th October. I’ll start by sayings ITS FANTASTIC! It’s true. This is one of those books you long to come upon, the type of story that from the first page takes you into another world! And what a fucked up world it is! I won’t give any plot away since we all know how bad I am at that ha. There’s a few different threads though and as they weave together what we have is true magic. (Scary magic but magic nonetheless!) Dark with plenty of twists. My favourite. I devoured this and think you will too! 5/5
OMG!!!WOW!!!WOW!!LOVED IT!LOVED IT! LOVED IT!. A cracking read full of secrets, heartbreak, love, loss and family. I could not put this book down and their are not enough words to explain how much I loved it, it was gripping, brilliant opening chapter which just sucks you in. A beautiful family unit ripped apart by illness, lies and deceit. But at the centre a very brave, scared mother and wife who will do anything to save the life of her child. The twists in this book were mind blowing, I thought I knew where the story was going, then a twist happened and it went in a completely different direction. This really is a remarkable read, which gave me chills, whilst at the same time I wanted to sob. I felt like I was actually there in the book living with the Walsh family. This is one of those books which you will never forget. I bloody well loved every single word, every single chapter, every single character and I will recommend this book to everyone. A psychological suspense which pushes the boundaries between what's right and what's wrong. Thank you Netgally and HQ for the ARC, I really appreciate it.
Wow! This certainly was a tense and gripping thriller. Without giving away any spoilers, it was totally unpredictable and what I thought I had worked out was not right at all. Best of Louise Jensen's books yet!
Spectacular! When I read The Stolen Sisters I really thought LJ couldn’t better it, but this new book is so very good that I have to revise my opinion! Lucy and Aidan Walsh, along with their older boy Connor, have so many secrets between them, that it’s no wonder that tempers and emotions run riot. Their youngest son, Kieron, is desperately ill, and family life revolves around him, not always for the best. The twists and turns in the story come thick and fast, with the last few chapters revealing some true shockers! I loved this book, read in one day, and would thoroughly recommend. Thank you NetGalley.
Nice easy read, kept the story going all the way through, I did kind of guess who was behind the evil early on. Great plot and something a little different too This was is a lovely sit out in the sun read.
Date reviewed/posted: June 15, 2021 Publication date: October 28, 2021 When life for the entire galaxy and planet has turned on its end, you are continuing to #maskup and #lockdown to be in #COVID19 #socialisolation as the #thirdwave ( #fourthwave #fifthwave?) is upon us, superspeed readers like me can read 300+ pages/hour, so yes, I have read the book … and many more today. Plus it is hot as all heck and nothing is more appealing than sitting in front of a fan with a kindle.! I requested and received a temporary digital Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley, the publisher and the author in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher, as I do not repeat the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it as they do it better than I do 😸. MEET THE WALSH FAMILY Lucy: Mother. Wife. Falling to pieces . . . Aidan: Father. Husband. In too deep . . . Connor: Son. Brother. Can never tell the truth . . . Everyone in this family has something to hide, but what are they trying to protect, and at what cost? IT WAS ALL FOR YOU. I simply adore Lousie Jensen's book - they are all dark and deep and twisty and you get sucked into them and want to finish the book in one fell swoop - I certainly did. At times I had to remind myself to breathe as I got so into the characters and the deftly crafted plot! And you thought YOUR family was complicated??? If, come Christmas time, you are looking for a book to gift - wrap this one up in a festive tea towel (one can never have enough tea towels!) and it will be highly appreciated! I will recommend this book to friends, family, patrons, and people reading books in the park as we do … I have had some of my best conversations about books down by the Thames! As always, I try to find a reason to not rate with stars as I simply adore emojis (outside of their incessant use by "🙏-ed Social Influencer Millennials/#BachelorNation survivors/Tik-Tok and YouTube Millionaires/snowflakes / literally-like-overusers etc. " on Instagram and Twitter... Get a real job, people!) so let's give it 📚📚📚📚📚
I have read all of Louise’s books and I have to admit each one gets even better than the last! I read ‘All for You’ in one sitting because I couldn’t wait to find out what was going to happen next. I was blown away by all the secrets intertwined and every time I thought I knew what was coming next, I was pleasantly shocked to be completely wrong. The characters felt well rounded and I had no trouble at all visualising each one. The writing as always was masterfully crafted and well paced. I loved it!
Thanks Netgalley and the Publisher. I have liked every book this author has written and this was no exception. Fast paced story telling, great characters and had me hooked to the end. Would recommend.
I've never read a book by Louise Jensen before. This one will not be the last! Definitely my cup of tea. This one went a little darker than my usual mystery/thrillers, I loved it. Everyone had something to hide. My assumptions were quite wrong, so I was pleasantly surprised that I didn't guess what was going on. I would recommend this book.
WOAH!!! This book is a must read for lovers of thrillers. I read this in one evening, I just couldn’t put it down. It’s a while since I’ve picked up a book that’s instantly gripped me like this. Five stars just doesn’t seem enough. Thanks to NetGalley and the publishers for the ARC in return for an honest and unbiased opinion.
Louise Jensen does a spectacular job depicting a family in crisis and with everyone having something to hide, it is no surprise things reach a boiling point very quickly! A great book!
All For You by Louise Jensen is an absolutely gripping compulsive contemporary psychological thriller. I could not put it down and greedily devoured it. The story surrounds one family and some friends. It seems like everyone is hiding a guilty secret – but is it the same one? Within the family one of the teenage boys is ill. Living with a ticking health condition puts a strain on all the relationships. The other brother is consumed with guilt from various sources including his part in a teenage prank that had far reaching results. We witness that for every choice we make, we must accept the consequences. Loss affects a whole family. “I’m sorry I’m alive.” Some things are just impossible to ever leave behind. Teens on the cusp of manhood try to be independent but sometimes you just need your mum. “He wants to push her away but he so badly needs a hug.” Accidents alter lives. As characters adapt, there are some difficult emotions to face. Louise Jensen is the master of the psychological suspense. She sets the scene, reels the reader in and proceeds to twist this way and that. I always fall for the red herrings along the way! All For You was a simply fabulous read. I cannot wait for more from Louise Jensen. I received a free copy of the book from Net Galley. A favourable review was not required. All opinions are my own.
What a great book, couldn’t put it down once I started it, loved it and thoroughly enjoyed it, loads of twists and turns x
Wow! A real heart pounder! I loved this book! It was thrilling, it had intrigue, suspense, and lots of heart pounding moments! Lots of twists and turns!! Definitely some jaw dropping moments! I highly recommend reading this book! Its well worth the thrill! Read it in one sitting it was the sort of book that I just couldn’t seem to put down. All characters were well written and explored I especially liked Connors character. Fab read, go out and grab yourself a copy ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Louise Jensen is by now a fairly well-known author in the psychological thriller/domestic noir thriller genre but I think this was her first book I read. It is about a family of four, Ellen the mother an orthopaedic surgeon who is currently not working, Aidan the father a vet and the two boys Connor and Kieron. Kieron has some rare possibly terminal disease while Connor is a sensitive 17 years old. In the picture, there are also two of Connor's good friends: Ryan and Tyler. We know that something happened to Connor's girlfriend Hailey's but we don't know what. First Tyler then Ryan disappear and everyone fears that Connor might be the next as the three were always together and they were together the night something happened to Hailey. Connor disappears as well but it is not what it seems. It's a complex thriller with several punchy twists, I couldn't work out who could be the kidnapper and the ending was genuinely surprising although a bit far fetched and very dark. You can tell that Jensen is a bit more experienced in writing thrilling plots than other authors. Overall it kept me busy and I would recommend it to anyone who likes a good mystery with lots of family secrets. 4.5 stars from me.
A thrilling tale of family secrets - fast paced and gripping - a terrific thriller which hooked me from the first few pages
Lucy: Mother. Wife. Falling to pieces. Aidan: Father. Husband. In too deep. Connor: Son. Friend. Can never tell the truth. Everyone in this family has something to hide, but what are they trying to protect, and at what cost? This is one of those books that I was not really sure what to expect or what could possibly happen, the plot description really does not give much away! This read turned out to be incredibly gripping and absolutely rammed with secrets and twists. Jensen really does not let up, and as the plot goes on, the twists and shocks keep coming, it really is a dramatic read. I love a book packed with twists and I love it even more when they manage to shock me, which this absolutely did. Some of them are more obvious but some turn the plot completely on its head and ensure the book goes on in a brand new, thrilling direction. At the heart of this book is Lucy and her family. Again, at the beginning everything is a bit jumbled and it takes a little while to untangle personalities and what might be happening but it is absolutely worth the wait. The family are very realistic and it was a joy to get to know them, learn about them and most importantly, discover their secrets, of which there are many! As this read focuses so much around a family, it means the emotion is incredibly raw, there is a lot going on throughout this and I felt everything the family were going through. 'All For You' is an exhilarating read that is jam packed with twists and shocks. I loved reading this and am still reeling from some of the surprises. Thank you to NetGalley and HQ for an advance copy.
Having read several of this author’s books, I was looking forward to reading this one and it certainly lived up to expectations. Lucy, Aiden and Connor are all keeping secrets. But one big secret is going to push someone over the edge, and the repercussions for this family don't bear thinking about. A compelling gritty drama which has plenty of twists to keep you guessing until the end. This was a great read.
5 Stars from me BLOODY HELL! What a story! Hold on to your hat and don't kid yourself that you'll be doing anything other than reading on the day that you start this one. Also, don't be thinking that you'll suss it out, this book is twistier than a bag of snakes riding a tornado, on a roller coaster! All For You brings tension to whole new levels and I am not entirely sure if I actually breathed once while reading it. My favourite character? Connor. There is so much at stake at so many points in this story and whenever I even vaguely began to think I had worked out what was going on the sands shifted again leaving me dumped unceremoniously on my backside, not quite sure which way was up. I wonder if it resonated so much because I am a mother of two boys and I couldn't help but draw parallels and imagine how I would feel in Lucy's shoes. Argh it is so hard to write this review without giving away spoilers... and this story is too good to spoil for you, you really must enjoy it first hand for yourself. An absolute belter of a read, full of perfectly observed thoughts and emotions from teenagers to husbands, friends, wives and even doctors! The characterisation throughout is exceptional and believable and every single person brings something to the story. I can't recommend this enough, if you are a fan of psychological thrillers, you will LOVE this.
Firstly a massive thank you to netgalley for the oppurtunity to review this new louise jensen book. So i an a massive Louise Jensen fan already. Every book of hers i have loved. Well im afraid to say that that this book, was absolutely no different! It was an amazing book. I was hooked from the beginning and the more i read, ths more i couldnt put it down. Louise is just getting better and better the more books she writes.i didnt see what was going to happen, but wow, when it all started coming together, i just have no words, absolutely brilliant. This is one i would a million percent recommend. Full of suspense and edge of your seat moments. If i could give more than 5 stars i would because this book is definitely one of my favourite reads so far of 2021
Thank you NetGalley for this advanced copy. I love Louise's books. That being said, I"m not sure how I feel about this book. The writing was great. She did a wonderful job setting up backgrounds and character descriptions. She had so many twists in there that every time I thought I had it figured out, I found out I was way off base. The book was great, just feel unsettled about the plot overall. And honestly, it's a thriller so I'm probably supposed to feel that way! Def recommended!
The queen of psycho thrillers is back with her next novel, darker than the previous and which will, as always, knock your socks off! I started this over the bank holiday weekend and finished Monday but it’s taken me a few days to get my words down onto paper. (or screen!) As I come to expect with all her novels the book starts out with a great opening that gets the adrenaline pumping as you’re swung into another intriguing storyline, kicking your super sleuth brain into gear. After reading the blurb, I couldn’t wait to find out about these complex characters, they all have secrets waiting to be blown up in our faces. It wasn’t just a plot that progresses, it’s a plot that you know will take many twists and turns. This was the Pandora’s box of what to expect in a psychological thriller! There were disturbing elements as well as tender ones which shows the authors extraordinary writing skill to emit so many emotions from the reader. Those familiar elements of her writing are always a comfort to me. She ‘feels’ the characters emotions and manages to project that through her words to the reader. This is expertly coincided with a sprinkling of little goosebump reminders that you are in fact reading a psychological thriller! It had everything I love about the authors writing and more! The characters were just superbly written to start off with, and each had an air of mystery about them. They were mysterious, captivating and deadly suspicious. We knew they had secrets but trying to guess what they are will leave you both gobsmacked and equally stumped as you’re trying to guess. There’s so much going on that I couldn’t read quick enough to find out. Such a fabulously plotted novel which leaves you twisted up in knots not knowing which line of suspicion it’s following or where the storyline will end up. It’s about time Amazon allowed us to award more stars isn’t it? Shall we start a petition?
In the Walsh family, everyone has their secrets to hide. What are they trying to protect, and what will happen if the secrets come out? It soon becomes clear that family and friends may be in danger and each member of the family must do what they can to save themselves and others... A thrilling tale of family secrets that keeps you reading until the satisfying conclusion at the end. With several twists and turns and shocks, this book is very much recommended. I'm a big fan of Louise Jensen and while this wasn't my favourite book of hers, I still very much enjoyed it. Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for an advance copy of the book in return for my honest feedback.
Thanks so much to Netgalley et all for this book. It was excellent. So much suspense, twists & turns in this book Each character is brilliantly written & the book will keep you guessing to the very last page
I love Louise Jenson so I was super excited to be able to read and review this book and I was not disappointed. I read it in one sitting. The story centres around family secrets and the effects that they have. It was well written, with a good pace, good flow and well-developed characters. The twists and turns kept me guessing and I loved the suspense in the novel. Highly recommended.
#AllForYpu #NetGalley Jensen is the best Author. Lucy, Aidan and Connor living a happy life or so it seems. Every family has cracks doesn't matter whether they're visible from the outside or not. Everyone is hiding something. Something sinister that if it comes out then it will destroy everything. They're doing this for whom and why? Are they protecting someone from something? Or does each of them has a dark secret of their own? Do read this book by Louise Jensen whose writing is different. I loved it. Thanks to NetGalley and HQ for giving me an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.