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When Tasha witnesses a stabbing at the train station in Luton, she is compelled to give evidence in court that leads to Dean Rigby being convicted. But when Lewis, Dean’s brother, vows revenge, Tasha is afraid and no longer feels safe in her own home.

Tasha’s partner, Reuben, hopes to marry her and start a family soon. But Reuben is concerned about Tasha’s state of mind a

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Kindle Edition, 328 pages
Published June 3rd 2019 by Bloodhound Books
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Linda Strong
May 24, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Tasha sees a crime in action and becomes the only witness when the victim disappears. There is talk about the criminal's family out for revenge and now she's afraid of staying in her own home.

Everywhere she turns, she thinks she sees the family of the man she's testifying against. Reuben, her fiancee thinks she is paranoid. Who is that man that seems to follow her? Is it just her imagination, her fright, or is there actually someone stalking her?

Out of the blue, she receives a letter from a law
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Fictionophile
I thoroughly enjoyed this novel. It was a perfect blend of psychological thriller and gothic suspense – written in a way that held me spellbound throughout.

The setting, the beautiful old Cotswold manor, was well described. I could picture every nook and cranny of the house and grounds.

The characters were written sympathetically, causing the reader to become invested in the story-line and the protagonist’s experiences. I particularly enjoyed reading about Tasha’s friendship with the octogenarian
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Lou
Jun 03, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Scared to Breathe is Ms Swan's second standalone thriller. I very much enjoyed her debut, Dying to See You, and this is just as utterly compelling, if not even more so. After witnessing a mugging, Tasha is frightened for her life. She wants to speak out about what she saw but the culprits threatening motion across his neck as he departed the scene leaves her stiff with fear. The guy is eventually identified, caught and sentenced yet Tasha's intense distress only worsens. She is suffering from th ...more
peggy
What a little gem of a read, I was glued to this book and finished it in one sitting. In places this read had me sat on the edge of my seat and tapping my kindle faster and faster. A young woman inherits a large house in the Cotswolds, she needs to get away as life has taken a turn for the worse. Little does she realise that she is running into more danger which just might cost her more than her life.
Beautifully written and all the main characters are believable and well fleshed out. As for the
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Alyson Read
Jun 02, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Tasha Hargreaves lives a fairly simple life, working as a greetings card designer and engaged to Reuben whom she hopes to marry and start a family with soon. After a night out with friends she travels home to Luton late on the train and at the station becomes a witness to a brutal stabbing. After identifying the assailant she is compelled to give evidence in the court case that sends Dean Rigby down for a number of years. His family of thugs vow to get their revenge on her and she no longer feel ...more
Karolyn
Jun 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This is the second book from Kerena Swan and was a suspenseful thriller to keep you on your toes!

Tasha is on her way home from London on the late train, when she is just left with a drunk man left for company and he starts moving down the train towards her, she prays the train soons get to her stop and that she could be more forceful. Unfortunately, the drunk gets off with her, she makes a dash for the steps to the bridge, slows and stops at the top at the so she can check the footbridge. There
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Julie Lacey
Jun 01, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a gripping read that had me on the edge of my seat.
Tash witnesses a knife attack and is worried about giving evidence in court as she’s heard of the attacker’s family, and they’re not to be messed with.
Soon things start happening to her house so she knows they know where she lives, and grows more and more worried.
She then inherits a huge property in the Cotswolds but it needs a lot of work. Her and Reuben spend some time there but he really doesn’t like the remote location.
Soon Tash
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Ruth Matheson
Jun 03, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
From the beginning of the book to the end, I found myself wanting to know what was going to happen next and as the book flows well, it was easy to just keep reading. The story begins with Tasha being a witness to a stabbing which has dire consequences on her mental state however when she then inherits a rambling estate in the Cotswalds from her biological father, she starts to feel things are on the up.......but little does she know.

There are a number of people who could be trying to torment he
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Nerys Roberts
Tasha is on her way home from a night out with friends when she witnesses a stabbing. She has to testify in court at Dean Rigby’s trial. When he is sentenced his brother, Lewis, swears revenge. From that moment on Tasha doesn’t”t feel safe in her Luton home. She cant sleep due to nightmares and suffers from anxiety. Her fearfulness puts a strain on her relationship with her fiancé Reuben. Then Tasha learns that she has inherited a house in the Cotswolds. Tasha falls in love with Black Hollow Hal ...more
Alex  Jones
May 20, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Firstly thanks to Heather at Bloodhoud Books for the oppurtunity to read and review this new Psychological Thriller by Kerena Swan

Tasha witnesses a violent mugging late at night after a train journey home to Luton train station. A young man attacks someone for his phone, but before the assailant makes his getaway he motions to Tasha with a finger accross his throat... a warning, don't say a word.

Once the case is over and the boy now sentenced, Tasha is still living in fear of her life and safety
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Kerena lives on the Bedfordshire/Buckingham border with her husband, son and two cats. She also has two daughters and two granddaughters.

‘Dying to See You’ is Kerena’s first novel, Her second book ‘Scared to Breathe is being released on 3rd June 2019. Drawing on her extensive knowledge and experience in the problematic world of social work, Kerena adds a unique angle to the domestic noir genre.