The Fault by Kitty Sewell – Book Review



Chilling thriller set on Gibraltar – at the heart of The Rock are secret tunnels, hard to navigate and even harder to escape. Sebastian is a civil engineering prodigy and his latest project is his most ambitious to date: to build a new city on the sheerest face of The Rock. 

His fiancee, Eva, a diver, is entranced by the peninsula’s hidden depths and concerned that her lover doesn’t push himself beyond human limits in his desire to see his dream realised. 

Mimi, still in her teens, is desperate to spread her wings and chafing at the limits placed on her movements by her overprotective older brother. When Mimi gets into a relationship with a neighbour intent on fighting the new development, Sebastian’s precarious mental health spirals out of control putting them all in danger. When Mimi is lost amidst their twists and turns the race is on to find her before the water rises.




The Fault is mainly set in Gibraltar and tells of Sebastian Luna, his younger sister, Mimi and his fiancé, Eva.

Sebastian is a little full of himself, a designer of land reclamation projects and is working on one in Gibraltar and has moved his family to an apartment so they can all be together. He gets a bit weird about Mimi’s friendship with a neighbour and feels she needs protecting.

Sebastian suffers from insomnia and migraine and this tells of his slow decline to his mental health and it really creates a sense of menace….

I have to admit to not really liking the characters much….but Kitty Sewell’s writing really brings them to life and her descriptions of Gibraltar’s tunnels was so claustrophobic, you can almost feel the chill and the pressing darkness…

I found this to be a twisty, compelling read and can thoroughly recommend it.

Thank you to Damppebbles Blog Tours for the opportunity to participate in this blog tour and for the promotional materials and a free copy of the ebook. This is my honest, unbiased review. 


About Kitty Sewell:


Kitty Sewell was born in Sweden, and has had four successive nationalities, living in the Canary Islands, Central and South America, Canada, England, Wales and Spain where she now lives in the mountains of Andalucía. She is a successful sculptor, and bestselling author. Her books have been translated into 15 languages and she has been short-listed for the CWA New Blood Dagger Award, the Wales Book of the Year, Winner of the “People’s Choice” BBC Radio Wales Prize, and the Bertelsmann Book Clubs International Book of the Month. She also writes as Kitty Harri. With Honno she has published Ice Trap (2005, later bought by Simon & Schuster) and Hector’s Talent for Miracles (2007) as Kitty Harri.



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One response to “The Fault by Kitty Sewell – Book Review”

  1. Thanks so much, Lesley x

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