Under My Skin by James Dawson

I was lucky enough to get an early copy of this book from work in exchange for an honest review and I am so glad that I’ve read more of James Dawson’s work!

If you’ve read any of James’ other books, this is like the fear level of Hollow Pike with the mystery of Say Her Name and I really enjoyed it.

If you haven’t read any of this author’s books before, I do think that this would be a great place to start. The writing style is more developed than his earlier work and the way he crafts characters within his novels is exquisite. Despite the fantastical events that take place, the characters remain realistic throughout. The themes discussed within this book concerning good and evil, romance, problematic relationships, confidence and parents, are tackled in a way that is not patronising in any way. I would have liked a little more back story concerning Molly Sue but the rest of the book made up for this.

Overall this was a fast-paced read for any ages with the perfect balance of mystery, humour and darkness to keep you gripped to the very last page.

This book is set to be released 5th March 2015 in the UK.

4 out of 5 stars!


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