Welcome to the blog tour The Waitress by Nina Manning. Thank you to Rachel’s Random Resources for the spot on the tour. Read on for more info, a giveaway, and my review.
Nameless. Faceless. Deadly?
Waitress Kit Lowman knows that people look down on her and the job she does. But being anonymous offers Kit safety and security and allows her own terrible secrets to remain hidden.
And then Kit’s luck changes, and she suddenly faces a terrible dilemma: reveal her true identity and accept that life will never be the same. Or stay in the shadows…where she hopes she’ll be safe?
But secrets can’t stay hidden forever. And the more Kit tries to hide away, the more someone makes it clear that they are going to make her pay for what she did.
The Waitress is a slow burn with a shocking ending. Nina Manning sets up intense, creepy, atmospheric scenes that captivated me. I think the slower pace adds to the scary feel to this novel. There were quite a few times that had me creeped out, which is definitely up my alley.
Because of the slower pacing, it did take me a bit to really get into this story, but as I already stated, once I was hooked, it added to the story in a great way.
We stay with Kit throughout the story but switch between then and now. I found this interesting. At first, it was a bit jarring, but as the story continued, it really helped me understand Kit and understand her decisions throughout the story.
Overall, I enjoyed The Waitress. It is atmospheric with beautiful writing and the surprise ending is worth the slow burn plot. I recommend giving this a shot.
Thank you to Rachel’s Random Resources for the free review copy and tour invite. All opinions are my own and unbiased.
Nina Manning studied psychology and was a restaurant-owner and private chef (including to members of the royal family). She is the founder and co-host of Sniffing The Pages, a book review podcast. Her debut psychological thriller, The Daughter in Law, was a bestseller in the UK, US, Australia and Canada. She lives in Dorset.
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