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Tuesday, 12 May 2015

The Spider in the Corner of the Room by Nikki Owen

The Spider in the Corner of the Room (The Project Trilogy)The Spider in the Corner of the Room by Nikki Owen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What a powerful awesome read, compelling and addictive at its best.

Maria has Aspergers and has been locked up in Prison for a crime, killing a priest. But Maria has no recollection of killing him.

We see how Maria is so confused by events and being in prison has put her under so much stress which has heightened her Asperger symptoms.

We also learn how Maria likes to write things down, to keep account of things. Her brain activity is more complex than the norm, she can recall times and dates, she can unravel the most difficult of equations.

Maria has never had friends, she doesn't find it easy to relate to others, but she does make a friend in Prison, except, she starts to doubt if that person has her best interests at heart.

Things come back bit by bit to Maria and she recalls small things. We go from present to past sometimes in the latter part of the book.

Its a tale of mystery
Its a tale of conspiracy

Who can Maria trust.

There are many who say she can trust them, but who is telling the truth?

This is a story like no other I have read recently and it did pull me completely in.

Full marks from me for this one.

I would like to thank Harlequin (UK) Limited for my copy to read and review, its been a thrilling ride

‘Powerful and gripping – an adrenaline-filled thriller you won't forget' – Sunday Times bestseller Kimberley Chambers

What to believe
Who to betray
When to run...

Plastic surgeon Dr Maria Martinez has Asperger’s. Convicted of killing a priest, she is alone, in prison and has no memory of the murder.

DNA evidence places Maria at the scene of the crime, yet she claims she’s innocent. Then she starts to remember…
A strange room. Strange people. Being watched.
As Maria gets closer to the truth she is drawn into a web of international intrigue and must fight not only to clear her name but to remain alive.

As addictive as the Bourne novels, with a protagonist as original as The Bridge’s Saga NorĂ©n.

Part one of The Project trilogy

Nikki Owen is an award-winning writer and columnist. Previously, Nikki was a marketing 

consultant and University teaching fellow before turning to writing full time. As part of her degree, 

she studied at the acclaimed University of Salamanca - the same city where her protagonist of 

The Spider in the Corner of the Room, Dr Maria Martinez, hails from. 

The Spider in the Corner of the Room is Nikki's debut international novel - the first in a trilogy - 

and will be published in several languages. In 2014, the trilogy was optioned by NBC Universal 

Television for a one-hour returnable TV series.
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