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Do you owe your family your life? When Grace McBride’s beloved sister Glory dies in a car crash, her carefully considered life spirals out of control. She discovers Glory had been drawn into illegal activities at odds with her seemingly charmed existence. What’s worse, Grace finds herself an unwitting accomplice now forced to take over her sister’s shady dealings. Determined Do you owe your family your life? When Grace McBride’s beloved sister Glory dies in a car crash, her carefully considered life spirals out of control. She discovers Glory had been drawn into illegal activities at odds with her seemingly charmed existence. What’s worse, Grace finds herself an unwitting accomplice now forced to take over her sister’s shady dealings. Determined to keep her fingers clean and redeem her sister’s reputation, Grace plots to extricate herself—and all those Glory held dear—from the clutches of Glasgow’s criminal underworld. But her moral certitude is challenged when familial pressure mounts and Glory’s past intentions remain unclear. Grace grows convinced Glory’s death was no accident, even if no-one will listen… Seeking justice, she finds betrayal


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Do you owe your family your life? When Grace McBride’s beloved sister Glory dies in a car crash, her carefully considered life spirals out of control. She discovers Glory had been drawn into illegal activities at odds with her seemingly charmed existence. What’s worse, Grace finds herself an unwitting accomplice now forced to take over her sister’s shady dealings. Determined Do you owe your family your life? When Grace McBride’s beloved sister Glory dies in a car crash, her carefully considered life spirals out of control. She discovers Glory had been drawn into illegal activities at odds with her seemingly charmed existence. What’s worse, Grace finds herself an unwitting accomplice now forced to take over her sister’s shady dealings. Determined to keep her fingers clean and redeem her sister’s reputation, Grace plots to extricate herself—and all those Glory held dear—from the clutches of Glasgow’s criminal underworld. But her moral certitude is challenged when familial pressure mounts and Glory’s past intentions remain unclear. Grace grows convinced Glory’s death was no accident, even if no-one will listen… Seeking justice, she finds betrayal

30 review for In Servitude: a psychological suspense novel

  1. 5 out of 5

    Shalini

    This is a story of two sisters Glory and Grace. Glory’s car accident and instant death has Grace is a state of near shock. She rushes to her brother in law Stephen’s home to help out with the kids. Over the days, the truth of Glory’s life soon reveals itself, making Grace scramble to keep up with the news of crime, blackmail, money laundering, underworld bosses, sleazy landlords. On top of that, Grace has to deal with the expectations and helplessness of her parents. Til she digs into the murky This is a story of two sisters Glory and Grace. Glory’s car accident and instant death has Grace is a state of near shock. She rushes to her brother in law Stephen’s home to help out with the kids. Over the days, the truth of Glory’s life soon reveals itself, making Grace scramble to keep up with the news of crime, blackmail, money laundering, underworld bosses, sleazy landlords. On top of that, Grace has to deal with the expectations and helplessness of her parents. Til she digs into the murky past of her sister’s life to get to the truth. Debut by Heleen Kist, and what a hard hitting suspenseful novel! Heleen pulls all stops to render a novel which lands true to the world of Glasgow, Scotland. In a land of clichéd thrillers, Heleen’s work stands out like a rare, shining diamond. The book has the twists, the mystery, and the suspense. Each chapter left me with bated breath, waiting eagerly to know what happens next. Her prose in her descriptions is so lyrical and enchanting, that I could see the scene in my mind. She has described Glory’s life in vivid details. I liked how she has plotted the scenes so sequentially. Each sub plot is well tied up. Her main character Grace has the mind of an investigator and determination and courage of a sister. Even death does not come between sisters. If there were any niggles, I couldn’t see it, as I was too busy enjoying the story! Ms. Kist, in her debut, has captured the pulse of a reader, she knows exactly what would make her readers race through the pages along with her main character. Heleen is instinctive and intuitive; she has a raw talent which is quite unseen in a newcomer. Her writing has a maturity that is rare in a debut novel. Her book stands easily amongst the bestselling psychological thriller authors. An unputdownable, roller-coaster, absolutely cracking psychological thriller, where the pages just fly away

  2. 4 out of 5

    Hans

    This book has a very clever, original plot. Highly readable with loads of background, which I love. The characters are very real and believable. More please!

  3. 4 out of 5

    Lili Marcus

    4.5 stars This book starts with our heroine, Grace, in panic upon receiving the news that her sister, Glory, is dead. From that first chapter, I already decided it's a good story. It should be because I have this belief that any  book that starts with a conflict would be a good one. Also I thought Grace would be an unreliable narrator. I was right with the first, and wrong with the latter. I should say that the blurb didn't help me at all at guessing what the book would be about. Or did it help me 4.5 stars This book starts with our heroine, Grace, in panic upon receiving the news that her sister, Glory, is dead. From that first chapter, I already decided it's a good story. It should be because I have this belief that any  book that starts with a conflict would be a good one. Also I thought Grace would be an unreliable narrator. I was right with the first, and wrong with the latter. I should say that the blurb didn't help me at all at guessing what the book would be about. Or did it help me figuring out the story? No. In Servitude is a story of many things. I felt like it's a maze, a labyrinth, with numerous winding paths. Twists and turns. Paths that shouldn't be connected but they are. And in the first glance you think you don't need to take all those paths but you do. (God, why do I even try analogy. I'm not even good at it. LOL.) Anyway, that's what Grace did. She took all those paths in order to get out of the mess her sister's death somehow brought. What paths? Well, this book touched several points like family, betrayal, justice, love, trafficking and more. The author successfully managed to take all those stuffs in one book, to deliver one message. And when I thought everything is wrapping up, I was slapped by another revelation, twisting my mind and throwing me into another truth. And it's fantastic. I was also surprised that this book showed a not-so-obvious facet of servitude. It's amazing the way the author handled it. From Glory's mysterious deaths and activities before she died, to Grace's urge to always help and make things right. Grace's boyfriend Dave. Glory's husband Stephen. The bad guys, the employees. And the message of the last lines of the book wasn't lost to me. Everyone is in service to something or someone. And Grace. I said I was wrong guessing she'd be an unreliable narrator. Really she's not. She's more of a frantic one. She doesn't stop. I found myself think like her boyfriend, Dave and I wanna tell her, 'Honey, slow down.' But it was a good thing because she made the story fast paced and highly entertaining. I read this book in less than three hours, I was hyped reading it. I couldn't put it down. Though maybe I'd love to read other character's thoughts too. Maybe just a break once in a while from reading Grace's frantic ones. The other characters are, I can say enthralling, so it would've been nice to read their thoughts. But Grace would still be my favorite. Her character development was amazing too. Overall, I highly recommend this book to everyone. It's fast-paced, highly entertaining and sensible. You guys wouldn't want to miss this one. :)

  4. 5 out of 5

    Sarah

    This story really will make you have a think about how well you actually know your family and friends. When Grace’s sister Glory dies, she realises that there is a lot that she never really knew about her sister. From the outside, Glory’s life is pretty much an idyllic one. A loving husband, two boys and a thriving cafe. Not all is as it seems though and as Grace gets more involved in her sisters life, the more she unravels. I really liked Grace. The fact that she is grieving for her sister doesn’ This story really will make you have a think about how well you actually know your family and friends. When Grace’s sister Glory dies, she realises that there is a lot that she never really knew about her sister. From the outside, Glory’s life is pretty much an idyllic one. A loving husband, two boys and a thriving cafe. Not all is as it seems though and as Grace gets more involved in her sisters life, the more she unravels. I really liked Grace. The fact that she is grieving for her sister doesn’t stop her from trying to do her best in her sister’s memory as well as for her two adorable nephews. Realising that a loved one is wrapped up in illegal activity, well I would have gone running for the hills. Not Grace though, I loved how gutsy she is and not afraid to take on the bad guys. In Servitude is a dark and suspenseful read that draws you in and keeps you there. I was very much invested in what was going on in Grace’s life and the twists and turns as they happened. Hard to believe it’s the authors debut. Very excited to see what she brings us next. My thanks to the author for a copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Ann Jones

    In Servitude is a story of family drama, crime and captivating characters. Heleen Kist tells the story of Grace McBride after her sister dies in a car crash. Her planned out life is no longer what she thought it would be. The pressure mounts as Grace tries to figure out what her sister had gotten herself into before her death. Was it an accident or.... You will find twists and unexpected endings in this debut novel - In Servitude by Heleen Kist.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Joann

    WAY TO GO!! Thanks to a Goodread's friend for recommending this book. I needed a pick me up after some loser reads and this did the trick for me. This is a great tale of Grace dealing with the sudden death of her sister, Glory. There are some moral quandaries that are posed in this book. If there was a way for you to make easy money, would you do it knowing it would help alleviate the suffering of a family member? It’s funny that people will twist things to suit their needs if it’s something tha WAY TO GO!! Thanks to a Goodread's friend for recommending this book. I needed a pick me up after some loser reads and this did the trick for me. This is a great tale of Grace dealing with the sudden death of her sister, Glory. There are some moral quandaries that are posed in this book. If there was a way for you to make easy money, would you do it knowing it would help alleviate the suffering of a family member? It’s funny that people will twist things to suit their needs if it’s something that they want, but goes against their beliefs. This was a fun ride and it is worthy of a 4.5 star. The ending was great! WAY TO GO!! Thanks to a Goodread's friend for recommending this book. I needed a pick me up after some loser reads and this did the trick for me. This is a great tale of Grace dealing with the sudden death of her sister, Glory. There are some moral quandaries that are posed in this book. If there was a way for you to make easy money, would you do it knowing it would help alleviate the suffering of a family member? It’s funny that people will twist things to suit their needs if it’s something that they want, but goes against their beliefs. This was a fun ride and it is worthy of a 4.5 star. The ending was great! WAY TO GO!! Thanks to a Goodread's friend for recommending this book. I needed a pick me up after some loser reads and this did the trick for me. This is a great tale of Grace dealing with the sudden death of her sister, Glory. There are some moral quandaries that are posed in this book. If there was a way for you to make easy money, would you do it knowing it would help alleviate the suffering of a family member? It’s funny that people will twist things to suit their needs if it’s something that they want, but goes against their beliefs. This was a fun ride and it is worthy of a 4.5 star. The ending was great! WAY TO GO!! Thanks to a Goodread's friend for recommending this book. I needed a pick me up after some loser reads and this did the trick for me. This is a great tale of Grace dealing with the sudden death of her sister, Glory. There are some moral quandaries that are posed in this book. If there was a way for you to make easy money, would you do it knowing it would help alleviate the suffering of a family member? It’s funny that people will twist things to suit their needs if it’s something that they want, but goes against their beliefs. This was a fun ride and it is worthy of a 4.5 star. The ending was great!

  7. 4 out of 5

    Amanda McGill

    This was a great debut novel! Just when I thought things were finished, there was a shocker of an ending! In Servitude dives into the theme of family and how much would you put yourself through in order to protect your family. Grace’s sister, Glory, passed away suddenly and after her death, Grace is left with a ton of questions, including did she know her sister. I was a bit surprised at how much Grace went through in order to protect her sister. It didn’t seem super realistic, especially with so This was a great debut novel! Just when I thought things were finished, there was a shocker of an ending! In Servitude dives into the theme of family and how much would you put yourself through in order to protect your family. Grace’s sister, Glory, passed away suddenly and after her death, Grace is left with a ton of questions, including did she know her sister. I was a bit surprised at how much Grace went through in order to protect her sister. It didn’t seem super realistic, especially with some of Grace’s dangerous actions. I did get a bit lost sometimes with the novel and I wish the author had focused a bit more on some sections instead of trying to fit in everything. At one time, around the half way mark it seemed that the novel was wrapping up and I had no idea what was going to happen in the second half. An impressive debut and I’m interested to read more of the author’s future work!

  8. 5 out of 5

    Ovidia Yu

    As though losing a twin sister isn’t bad enough. Grace is dragged into the chaos of her dead sister's life and it does terrible things to her and her relationships. There were times I wanted to shake her, tell her to calm down... but then I realised it was not just what she was doing but also how she was being affected that made this gripping and terrifying. A small spoiler : the dog survives unhurt. I couldn’t recommend it otherwise!

  9. 5 out of 5

    Kaben Egan

    Knowing that I travel a lot, always with kindle in hand, a friend who was working with the author, asked me to read In Servitude prior to it being published. When I travel, I like books I can put down, pick up later and then quickly jump back in, and In Servitude didn’t disappoint. I found the characters and the story line of In Servitude quite enthralling. It’s written in such a way that new characters, most of whom revolve around the main character’s journey, are introduced with a twist or turn Knowing that I travel a lot, always with kindle in hand, a friend who was working with the author, asked me to read In Servitude prior to it being published. When I travel, I like books I can put down, pick up later and then quickly jump back in, and In Servitude didn’t disappoint. I found the characters and the story line of In Servitude quite enthralling. It’s written in such a way that new characters, most of whom revolve around the main character’s journey, are introduced with a twist or turn in the story, so that I was always reading the next chapter to know what happened next. It felt quite serial and cinematic in that way. The story line of a sister who discovers her recently deceased twin was caught up in mob-like activities, who must care for her newly orphaned nephews and bereft brother-in-law, while tending parents who are ill, running her own business and a business run by her sister that - due to mob ties - she cannot abandon, along with an evolving relationship with her boyfriend also fits nicely into the narrative that somehow women are expected to multi-task, and be sweet and pretty while doing so. The main character of In Servitude does all this, and more as the mob-world scenarios evolve, but she’s gritty. There were times I found the character too tough skinned, too unwilling to ask for help, but I found as I read on that these were my own expectations that women were supposed to – at all costs – remain sweet and nice, while the world tumbles down around them. The main character here is likable, but she kicks some ass and breaks through stereotypes. I recommend this book. It’s a page turner. The characters are interesting and challenge preconceptions. The story-line evolves constantly, never drags or slows down, and with Glasgow as the background, you get a sense that you’re visiting somewhere new.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Jessica Rachow

    This book. I mean, the cover is gorgeous, and the synopsis drew me in, but I wasn’t expecting this book to be as incredible as it was. In Servitude has made it to my favorite books read this year. The characters are so well developed and compelling. We are introduced to new characters in such a way that moves the plot along. I’m obsessed with this plot. Twist after twist, In Servitude kept me hooked the entire time. I read this in only a few hours, and I couldn’t put it down. There’s betrayal, mur This book. I mean, the cover is gorgeous, and the synopsis drew me in, but I wasn’t expecting this book to be as incredible as it was. In Servitude has made it to my favorite books read this year. The characters are so well developed and compelling. We are introduced to new characters in such a way that moves the plot along. I’m obsessed with this plot. Twist after twist, In Servitude kept me hooked the entire time. I read this in only a few hours, and I couldn’t put it down. There’s betrayal, murder, struggle and love. It’s the complete package. Brilliant writing with a fast-paced plot. I highly recommend this novel!!

  11. 4 out of 5

    Alyssa

    Review originally posted at A Lovely Book Affair. *Received a copy from the author/Digital Reads Blog Tours in exchange for an honest review. ** Actual rating: 4.5 stars While thrillers and suspense are still part of a genre that is pretty new to me, I find them so, well, thrilling. The topic of financial crime was incredibly interesting, and even though I knew zero about it before reading this book and wouldn’t be able to explain for the life of me what some of those crimes actually entailed, I ap Review originally posted at A Lovely Book Affair. *Received a copy from the author/Digital Reads Blog Tours in exchange for an honest review. ** Actual rating: 4.5 stars While thrillers and suspense are still part of a genre that is pretty new to me, I find them so, well, thrilling. The topic of financial crime was incredibly interesting, and even though I knew zero about it before reading this book and wouldn’t be able to explain for the life of me what some of those crimes actually entailed, I appreciated the fact that everything was laid out plainly. It was all easy to understand, but still without being too obvious to give any of the plots away. Heleen Kist is a great writer. The twists and turns she manages to interject keeps you wanting to get through as quick as you can so you can know everything that’s happening. The fact that this was her debut novel stuns me because of how great it was. The characters of the novel were great. They all had these different aspects to them that made the story itself come together so well. Everything progressed at such a good pace. The build up to the conclusion of the novel constantly kept me engrossed. There was never a point where it got boring and I wanted to skip ahead to find out what would happen in the end. It was always kept interesting. Some crime books make you yawn until your eyes are watering trying to build up to come crazy conclusion. This book always had me wanting to read just one more chapter so I could know what the heck was going to happen. There were so many times at the beginning where I thought it could have been multiple different people, but eventually I made my guess and I was right. Thank god because in my opinion it was the most satisfying ending. Seriously, you should read this book. If you’re looking for an excellent suspense novel to keep you on your toes, then you absolutely need to read this one.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Cheryl

    I really enjoyed this book, it’s not my usual genre but I’m very glad I read it. The characters were great and I liked the way it kept me guessing, every time I thought I knew who was bad and who was good, another spanner was thrown into the works and I had to rethink. I also thought the end was very well written, I would definitely recommend it.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Jo

    Imagine my joy when I realised that not only was this book set in Scotland, but it's also partly set in my hometown of Perth! I have never found a book set in Perth before and it was quite surreal to read about the characters going about their business in my old stomping ground. To illustrate: Swimming off Moncrieffe Island? Done it. Lounging about on the North Inch (a large park in the centre of Perth)? Check. Driven Viewlands Road? Check and double check - I went to school on that road and I had a Imagine my joy when I realised that not only was this book set in Scotland, but it's also partly set in my hometown of Perth! I have never found a book set in Perth before and it was quite surreal to read about the characters going about their business in my old stomping ground. To illustrate: Swimming off Moncrieffe Island? Done it. Lounging about on the North Inch (a large park in the centre of Perth)? Check. Driven Viewlands Road? Check and double check - I went to school on that road and I had a friend who lived in one of the houses nearby. Visited Perth Royal Infirmary? Oh yes... my Mum worked there for many, many years. Driven the A9/ M9/ M80 between Glasgow and Perth? Many, many times. It was AMAZING to be able to properly picture the places they were going and the things they were talking about. It really made my day and added to my enjoyment of this book. The Story Glory was dead. This isn't a spoiler, it's the first words of the book - don't panic! The story follows Grace, Glory's sister, as she tried to pick up the pieces following her much loved sisters death in a car accident. Grace is tasked with helping Patrick, her brother-in-law, care for his 2 young boys as well as Blue their pet dog (I had serious fears for Blue... as I always do when there's an animal in a psychological thriller, will they survive?!). Grace also takes charge at Glory's hipster Vegan Cafe in Glasgow and this is where the twists and turns start! Discrepancies in the cafe's financial accounts, strange men following her in the park and odd deliveries of boxes of money lead Grace on a perfectly plotted journey into her sisters life. There are secrets galore which leave Grace wondering if she really ever knew her sister at all. The Review I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Not only because it's partly set in my hometown but because Grace is a genuinely likeable character. I found myself rooting for her, worrying about her and what was going to happen to her next. The novel talks of accounting and finance but not in a way that alienates the reader, it's all believable and easy to understand. There is also the family dynamic between Grace and her parents. Her mother has Alzheimer's and her father acts as primary carer. This along with the death of her sister, caring for her nephews, brother-in-law and dog, running the cafe as well as her own personal training business IN ADDITION to keeping a boyfriend happy poor Grace has a lot going on! Add a splash of Glaswegian Gangster to the mix and you get a totally enthralling read! I will say this though - and no spoilers here - the ending is... surprising. A splendidly-Scottish 4 stars - highly recommended.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Chrissie Gerber

    Now, I have never shed tears in the first few chapters of a novel, but this one starts fast and completely engulfs you in a plot so twisted, that you won't see half of it coming even if you tried. Grace gets thrown into a crazy tale of money laundering, that her sister seemed to be a part of, and Grace cannot fathom why her sister would ever involve herself in such a thing.  While trying to figure out just how far her sister got sucked into this world of crime and why; she comes up with multiple Now, I have never shed tears in the first few chapters of a novel, but this one starts fast and completely engulfs you in a plot so twisted, that you won't see half of it coming even if you tried. Grace gets thrown into a crazy tale of money laundering, that her sister seemed to be a part of, and Grace cannot fathom why her sister would ever involve herself in such a thing.  While trying to figure out just how far her sister got sucked into this world of crime and why; she comes up with multiple theories to explain away the position her sister left her in. Then she gets bullied into taking over this craziness.  While trying to get herself out of this mess, she uncovers an even larger problem, which needs to be dealt with.  And, as if this wasn't enough, her parents also need help and her father places her in a terrible position. There is something on the edges of each page, that you know is coming, hinting at a deeper truth no-one wants to tell.  When this truth finally comes out, be prepared to want to throw this book across the room (I wanted to - but it's a Kindle, so...) Suspenseful, thrilling, keeping you on the edge of your seat...  A must-read for fans of James Patterson books!

  15. 4 out of 5

    Rekha

    In Servitude is a complete package of familial relationships, betrayal, justice, murder, trafficking, and love. Grace's struggle to 'fit in' everywhere - balancing work, boyfriend, parents and Glory's kids - I wonder how she actually managed to cope after all that she went through! Her mother's struggle with stroke and dementia; her father's devotion to looking after his beloved wife; Dave and Stephen's cold-heartedness; Adam and Noah's love for the aunt; Blue - the dog who knows the meaning of In Servitude is a complete package of familial relationships, betrayal, justice, murder, trafficking, and love. Grace's struggle to 'fit in' everywhere - balancing work, boyfriend, parents and Glory's kids - I wonder how she actually managed to cope after all that she went through! Her mother's struggle with stroke and dementia; her father's devotion to looking after his beloved wife; Dave and Stephen's cold-heartedness; Adam and Noah's love for the aunt; Blue - the dog who knows the meaning of unconditional love; Sascha's dedication to the cafe`; Marius' kindness; Mike and Brian's dark intentions - now you know what I meant by A Complete Package. I really loved the way Heelen has managed to include a bit of everything in this book, making In Servitude a gripping and thrilling read. And just when I thought that the story is now going to end on a happy note, there was a twist. And that was followed by another - a surprising and horrific revelation. And then, another. Finally, after a couple of such twists and turns, the story ended on an unexpected note. In Servitude is a page-turner. And this being Heleen's debut novel, I must say that it is too good to be true.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Deren Beck

    The details of Glasgow were amazing as I have never been. But what captured me most were the suspenseful moments, right up until the ending. Normally, I can live without a lot of contrivances but I truly enjoyed the way she created these twists. I cannot wait for the next book. I'm a cat person, but I also loved the dog. Put an animal in there and you've got me...

  17. 4 out of 5

    Sharon

    Really enjoyed reading this book after a recommendation by a mutual friend. So many twists that I’m dizzy! Really got the feeling of flitting between and acting on clues as they presented themselves from the confused and naive perspective of someone completely unused to being in the position of ‘detective’. Great debut! Looking forward to meeting Heleen after her Spotlight at Bloody Scotland :)

  18. 4 out of 5

    Annelies Bol

    A must read for everyone that likes a fast paced, modern day crimestory with ‘real’ characters. “Nobody is all good or all bad”. Clever writing, many turns and twists - to the very end - but never chaotic. Hope there’s more to come from this promising new novelist!

  19. 4 out of 5

    Bernie Van

    This book had everything you want in a novel -- intriguing, 3-dimensional characters, plenty of twists, loads of excitement, a lot of mystery, and a clever plot that keeps you hooked up until the last page. I loved it and would highly recommend it to others.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Marie Beveridge

    Very good An excellent novel. Very well written and all the characters were believable. The book was gripping, right to the end. I will look out for more from Heleen, hopefully in the near future.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Amanda Williams

    Absolutely thrilling. Loved this from start to finish. It always kept me on the edge of my seat and had so many twists and turns I never knew what was going to happen.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Kristina (Books-and-dachshunds)

    ** Disclaimer: I have received a copy of this book from the author for review purpose. This has in no way, shape or form affected my opinion on it ** This review has been wrote on Sept.6 while I finished the read and edited my review on Sept.10. View the full review on my blog The book started really well for me; projecting me straight into Grace’s emotions and shoes. I loved the fact our main character spoke to her sister in her thoughts and how she’s having anxiety. I finally finished this book ** Disclaimer: I have received a copy of this book from the author for review purpose. This has in no way, shape or form affected my opinion on it ** This review has been wrote on Sept.6 while I finished the read and edited my review on Sept.10. View the full review on my blog The book started really well for me; projecting me straight into Grace’s emotions and shoes. I loved the fact our main character spoke to her sister in her thoughts and how she’s having anxiety. I finally finished this book on the 10th, which is 4days late of when my blog tour was planned to. This ending !! It wasn’t anything i’ve had even considered, and after all the bad was gone, happened to be the sweetest thing.. to turn again! It’s true I got lost in the middle, but i am happy I went and finished it (even if late) – as it turns out that book was really good.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Jason Andrews

    In Servitude is the debut crime thriller from author Helen Kist. Having read the 339-page novel over the course of a few days; I was gripped from the first chapter and sweating with oh-my-god-I-cannot-believe-it-moments by the last. The intensity of the main characters individual stories build with slow introductions – and then are let loose in a gripping climax. I can easily imagine In Servitude as a television adaption as it hooks with suspense, dramatic twists and the coming to terms with bet In Servitude is the debut crime thriller from author Helen Kist. Having read the 339-page novel over the course of a few days; I was gripped from the first chapter and sweating with oh-my-god-I-cannot-believe-it-moments by the last. The intensity of the main characters individual stories build with slow introductions – and then are let loose in a gripping climax. I can easily imagine In Servitude as a television adaption as it hooks with suspense, dramatic twists and the coming to terms with betrayal.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Margaret Morrison

    Really enjoyed this debut thriller. Strong sense of place. Fast paced plot. Read in one sitting on my vacation and thoroughly enjoyed it.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Dora (Swift Coffee Book Blog)

    Full review: https://swiftcoffee.blog/2018/09/04/b... I enjoyed this book very much. I don’t like the cliché wording ‘a page turner’, but it is what it was. It was very easy to read, pages were just flying by. It kept my attention, yet it wasn’t so simple that makes the style annoyingly dumb. The story was very interesting, believable, it was complicated enough to be sucked in and not be able to figure out everything before the reader is supposed to, but the author has the gift of such natural an Full review: https://swiftcoffee.blog/2018/09/04/b... I enjoyed this book very much. I don’t like the cliché wording ‘a page turner’, but it is what it was. It was very easy to read, pages were just flying by. It kept my attention, yet it wasn’t so simple that makes the style annoyingly dumb. The story was very interesting, believable, it was complicated enough to be sucked in and not be able to figure out everything before the reader is supposed to, but the author has the gift of such natural and clear composition that it was very easy to follow what was happening. At first I felt like characters (especially the ones not so much at the centre of current happenings) were not so much worked out (good, but not exceptional), but I changed my mind while reading the novel. This is a very action-packed book, and many times it is what a character does and what they’re doing it for is what draws a picture of them, and not actual babbling about how one functions and feels and what they’re like. And that was done professionally in this book. I knew it before I finished it completely, but what made me think about it more and see how brilliant it is, is the very last page, or let’s see, the last about two pages. See, I ran across this book feeling excited and interested in what was gonna happen, and I enjoyed the ride very much, but up until the very ending, I thought it was simply a good suspense novel, and that we’re simply in it for finding out about the mystery. And then the ending happened. It was weird, because in a meaning I was caught completely off-guard, but somehow I also felt like the whole book was building up towards this, it was just presented so subtly that I only sensed it subconsciously. Looking back, the ending gave the whole thing a new angle, a new perspective, one that is maybe a bit more philosophical than the book seemed before. It also helped understanding the main character more. Something clicked in its place psychologically, if I may put it like that. This book has something to say about ourselves, about people, about, however good or bad it might be, how we work. It’s a very good mystery novel, but it has something more to say than the average suspense book. When you close it after the last chapter, it stays with you. You’re made to think.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Elaine Blair

  27. 5 out of 5

    Sarah Hands

  28. 4 out of 5

    Ethel Crossman

  29. 5 out of 5

    Ruby Ezell

  30. 4 out of 5

    Araceli Rock

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