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Sunday 7 July 2013

Blog Tour - Review: The Girl in the Basement

It is Libby’s sixteenth birthday and she’s longing for excitement. Her actions are contrary to her usual behaviour and she has no idea that this birthday and her choices will change her life forever. Abducted by a psychopath who has gone to great lengths to prepare for her capture, she is taken to an isolated house and imprisoned there.

But Libby is not the only victim. A young boy is also added to the captor’s devious plan to create a new family after the death of his mother.

Award-winning writer Di Bates has produced another sensational novel. Unafraid to tackle difficult or confronting themes, here Di dips into the mind of a psychopath to whom murder is simply a tool of convenience.

The story is shared from two points of view, allowing us insight into the characters’ minds. Libby’s terror, fears and imaginings are open to us, as are the perverted thoughts of the psychopath/murderer.

This is a spine-chilling read with many unexpected twists and turns. With her well refined writing skills, Di Bates excels again at what she does best.

This review is part of Di Bates' The Girl in the Basement blog tour. To find other reviews as well as interviews with Di, click on the links below. Make sure you comment on the blogs you visit during the blog tour, as all commenters will go in the draw to win a copy of The Girl in the Basement.

Monday July1st Creative Kids' Tales - Review
Tuesday July 2nd Alison Reynolds' blog - Interview
Wed July 3rd  Buzz Words Books - Interview
Thurs July 4th  Chris Bell's blog, From Hook to Book - Interview
Fri July 5th Buzz Words Books - Review
Sat July 6th Elaine Ouston's blog - Interview
Sun July 7th Kids Book Review - that us!
Monday July 8th Sheryl Gwyther's blog - Interview
Tuesday July 9th  DeeScribe Writing - Interview /Clancy Tucker
Tuesday July 9th Clancy Tucker's blog - Interview
Wed July 10th Morris Publishing Australia - Interview
Wed July 11th Pass It On - Interview       
Thursday July 12th Melisa Wray blog, Dream Big Read Often - Review

Title: The Girl in the Basement
Author: Dianne Bates
Publisher: Morris Publishing Australia $24.95 RRP (eBook: $4.99)
Publication Date: June 2013
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780987543417
For ages: 16+
Type: Young Adult