The Pupil #Book Review #Blog Tour #Aria

Written by Dawn Goodwin






One moment of carelessness. Four shattered lives.


Literary agent Viola Matthews is sure she’s met Katherine Baxter before. So when her husband and bestselling novelist Samuel Morton introduces Viola to the quiet, unassuming woman he has offered to mentor, she knows their paths have crossed before. The question is where?

As their worlds collide and the bond between Samuel and Katherine deepens, Viola realises she must take control.
If Viola is right, then Katherine needs to pay for something that happened twelve years ago.

Psychological suspense that explores a labyrinth of lies, manipulation and revenge. Perfect for fans of Louise Jenson and Katerina Diamond.




An Engrossing Read!  4 stars


I’m not sure what I expected from this one .. it begins as a bit of a read about family life and turns into so much more …

Katherine is a stay-at-home mother who finally manages to do something just for her; it’s clear from the beginning that her husband doesn’t approve. As we get to know Katherine a little bit better it’s quite obvious that she has at least one secret in her past and when author Samuel Morton offers to mentor her, his wife has the feeling that she’s met her before.

On the surface, this is a read about an aspiring writer being mentored by a well-known author with the final goal of getting her book published. But scratch that surface and you will find layer after layer of secrets, lies and manipulation just waiting to see the light of day. Set at an easy pace, this is an enjoyable read but every so often you get sucker-punched with reality. Well-planned with a good structure, it’s an engrossing read. There is no doubt this author can write, and I really must find the time to read her previous novel, The Accident, about which I’ve heard so many good things. The end of this one came rather rapidly and abruptly, but I think it fitted in with the events in the book and by the final page all the questions were answered – so this reader is happy and satisfied.

My thanks to publishers Aria both for my copy and inviting me to take part in this Blog Tour. This is my honest. original and unbiased review.


Tags: psychological thriller
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2755 KB
  • Print Length: 426 pages
  • Publisher: Aria
  • Publication Date: 7 August 2018
  • Purchase Links: Amazon UK
  •                                 Amazon US




Meet the Author




Dawn Goodwin.png


Dawn’s career has spanned PR, advertising and publishing. Now, she loves to write

about the personalities hiding behind the masks, whether beautiful or ugly. Married, she

lives in London with her two daughters and a British bulldog called Geoffrey.


Twitter: @DGoodwinAuthor

Facebook: @DGoodwinAuthor





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