Under Your Skin by Rose McClelland – Book Review



When Kyle’s wife Hannah goes missing, the whole town is out in force to try to find her. One person knows where she is. One person is keeping a secret.

Detective Inspector Simon Peters and Detective Kerry Lawlor have been brought in to investigate the case but Hannah has left no traces and Kyle has no clues. 

Local Belfast resident Julia Matthews joins the #FindHannah campaign and becomes friendly with Kyle, sympathising with his tragedy. As Julia becomes more involved in the case than she bargained for, she begins to uncover more secrets than the Police ever could. Julia was only trying to help but has she become drawn into a web of mystery that she can’t escape?



Hannah met Kyle and was swept off her feet by this handsome, charming and thoughtful man………but the minute they are married the real Kyle shows his true self.

Hannah disappears and the police begin investigating her as a missing person as they find more details about Kyle, they wonder if he is responsible for Hannah’s disappearance and more…..so much more.

This is a tale of abuse and controlling, coercive behaviour. Rose McClelland has captured the fear and tension of being in such a relationship, the way Hannah wishes her husband would have an accident just so she could be free is heartbreaking and anger inducing at the same time. You really don’t know what goes on behind closed doors.   Just what can she do to escape?

I found this to be a compelling read, full of emotion and tension. I was gripped from the start to the satisfying finish. 

Thank you to Rose McClelland for a eARC of Under Your Skin. This is my honest and unbiased review.


Purchase Link : https://amzn.to/30dxAcB



Under your skin” is Rose’s fourth novel. Her previous three novels were romantic fiction published by Crooked Cat. She has made the genre jump from “chick lit” to psychological thriller and is enjoying delving into a darker corner of her mind! 

Rose has also written two short plays which were performed in the Black Box theatre in Belfast. 

She discusses book reviews on her You Tube channel and writes theatre reviews for her blog. 

She loves nothing more than curling up with her cats and a good book. She has two rescue cats – Toots, who is ginger with an inquisitive face and Soots, who is black and hops along on his 3 legs looking ever so cute.


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