Blog Tour Review: Nearest Thing to Crazy

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Nearest Thing to Crazy
Elizabeth Forbes

Published Feb 10 2021
320 Pages

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Cassandra and a group of her friends enjoy Sunday lunch together on a perfect summer’s day. They’re pleased to welcome their glamorous new neighbour and novelist, Ellie, who has rented a house in the village to work on her book. She likes to place herself in the centre of her plots, she says, although it’s hard to see what she’ll find to write about in this quiet country backwater. As Ellie slots effortlessly into the village social scene, Cass begins to feel increasingly alienated from her friends and isolated from her family but, for the life of her, she can’t fathom out why…

My Review:

I don’t know what Elizabeth Forbes was doing before she decided to try her hand at writing, but I’m glad she stopped doing it. She was meant to be a writer!

I am blown away by this psychological thriller! Don’t let the cover fool you, it is not a horror book, even though it looked like that to me. It is a straight up psychological thriller and it is a 5 star read for me!

I mean, by the middle of the book (which I read in 2 days by the way!!) I was questioning the sanity of the narrator Cass, the husband Dan, and the new neighbor Ellie. What a perfect thing to do to your reader!

It made me realize how easily someone could come into your life and turn your whole entire world upside down and how helpless you could be to stop it. Oh my gosh. I’m just shook by the psychological elements in this story. The gaslighting! So frustrating, so good and so well written!

I put so many exclamation points in this review and this book deserves every one of them! Grab this book right away, you will not be disappointed!

About the Author:

 Elizabeth Forbes was born and raised on the Isle of Wight and now lives in Herefordshire with her husband, two dogs and two hens. She published three romantic thrillers under the name Elizabeth Harrington: The Corporate Wife, Making Up and Daddy Darling. She then took a break from writing and enrolled with the Open University to study for a degree in Literature. She completed her BA with First Class Honours, and also achieved the OU’s Diploma in Creative Writing. Her first psychological suspense novel, Nearest Thing to Crazy, was published by Cutting Edge Press in 2013. BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour and the Mail Online featured the novel because of its gaslighting subject matter. It was a bestseller in Amazon UK’s psychological thriller charts. Her second novel published by Cutting Edge Press in 2014 was Who Are You? which is a dark and twisty tale focusing on the stormy marriage of two people affected by PTSD and childhood trauma. Elizabeth has recently re-published these novels independently with Amazon KDP, and plans to publish a new novel in the summer of 2021.


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2 Responses

  1. Elizabeth Forbes

    Thank you for this amazing review – I couldn’t be more grateful to you for taking part in the tour and for finding the time to fit Nearest Thing to Crazy into your busy reading list. If I could hug you I would! X

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