Friday, January 13, 2017

Blog Tour: Light Up The Dark by Suki Fleet #Review #Giveaway

Light Up The Dark - Suki Fleet

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Cover Design: Natasha Snow 


For two years Nicky has wandered the dark empty corridors of the overgrown Thorn Hall, unseen and untouched, feeling like a ghost. His only company, the cold man who promised to keep him safe from harm, Lance.

But when Lance dies, Nicky’s assurance of safety disintegrates and his world suddenly becomes a lot more real and a lot more dangerous. Scared to leave the house, Nicky longs for daylight. He employs a gardener to clear the over-grown bushes and vines that have nearly swallowed Thorn Hall whole.

The last thing Nicky expects a little light to do is show him something to fight for.

Eighteen months in a young offenders’ institute has taught Cai two things: he occupies the playful puppy end of the How Dangerous Are You? spectrum, and he has an unfortunate knack for being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Desperate for a job, he takes the first offer he gets. Even though Thorn Hall creeps the hell out of him and he barely knows one end of a pair of garden shears from the other.

Things start to fall apart when Cai is drawn into Nicky’s strange world of sticky notes and secrets. Cai finds he is now a target, blamed for a crime he didn’t commit. Desperate not to go back to prison, he digs deep and risks all the good things in life to help Nicky run.

But now Nicky has someone he wants to protect, he knows he can’t run any more. 


Suki Fleet is a new to me author so going in I had no idea what to expect. The blurb was intriguing so I couldn’t wait to start. From the very start there was a dark twist taking place, one I honestly hadn’t expected. Her writing was beautiful even in a story filled with ugly things.

I loved Cai right from the start, His worry for his sister and his determination in the job he was hired for even though he had no idea what he was doing. But most of all I loved his persistent curious nature. It was the driving force in the relationship between him, the gardener, and Nicky, the shut in. Nicky was a complex character that wasn’t easy to pin down. He was fearful of everything but desperate to be free, he was strong but extremely vulnerable. I can’t say I loved him at first like I did Cai but I felt like he was still developing as a person and with all the mystery surrounding him and that house there wasn’t enough information to draw any conclusions.

Beautifully crafted dark and twisted psychological thriller with a big portion of mystery that draws you in to figure it all out. Is the house haunted or is it Nicky’s imagination gone wild? Was Lance really Nicky’s protector or his captor? Who is the woman in the fox mask and what is she after? So many questions that all get answered in time. It is a slow paced read but honestly mysteries should be with so much to build and weave into an interesting story. The story was probably much darker and more harsh than I am used to or expected but it really was interesting to watch unfold. Suki also added a bit of humor in there between Cai and Nicky who clashed from the very start. Soph and Loz were some of my favorite secondary complex characters, strong in their own right, played a key role in this whole story.

It was a great ride and I look forward to reading more from this author.

Author Bio

Award Winning Author. Prolific Reader (though less prolific than she'd like). Lover of angst, romance and unexpected love stories.

Suki Fleet writes lyrical stories about memorable characters, and believes everyone should have a chance at a happy ending.

Her first novel This is Not a Love Story won Best Gay Debut in the 2014 Rainbow Awards, and was a finalist in the 2015 Lambda Awards.


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