Margie Orford: The Eye Of The Beholder

Today I’m joining the blog tour for The Eye Of The Beholder. My review is written with thanks to Anne Cater for inviting me on the blog tour and to the publisher for my copy of the book.


When danger lies in the eye of the beholder, what happens when you reject its pull?

Cora carries secrets her daughter can’t know.

Freya is frightened by what her mother leaves unsaid.

Angel will only bury the past if it means putting her abusers into the ground.

One act of violence sets three women on a collision course, each desperate to find the truth, when the people they love are not what they seem.


The Eye Of The Beholder is not my usual read. The story itself is a slow burner, but I was immediately drawn in by the descriptions which made me picture the scenes perfectly and take myself to the different locations in the novel. It was particularly enjoyable to imagine myself in the snow in Canada in the middle of the heatwave! 

The novel focuses on three women, Cora, Angel and Freya. They are very different in terms of personality, and for some parts of the novel, I found it difficult to connect with them. However, I understand that this is a technique used by the author to show us how their experiences have affected them and their relationships with others. The characters are constructed very well and I wanted to know more about them as the novel progressed. 

The Eye Of The Beholder deals with some uncomfortable subjects and for that reason, it is not easy to read. It is very hard hitting and I will be thinking about these characters for a long time to come. 

The Eye Of The Beholder is available from Amazon.

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