It’s not very often I discover a new author who makes such an impact right off the bat. But that’s exactly what happened when I embarked on The Rules of Burken by Traci Finlay. This book looked quite intriguing when it showed up on my feed- so I snapped up a copy to explore. While I knew I would probably enjoy the story from what I’d read from the blurb, what I didn’t expect was to discover a ‘gem’ amongst the rubble. I took so many notes while reading this book, to incorporate in my review, but now I’m writing it I have put them aside as I’ve realised that anything I say really isn’t going to do this book the justice it deserves. The Rules of Burken was such a great surprise- a true Thriller in every sense of the word! It has suspense out the wazoo!! I was glued to the pages to discover how things would transpire. This is also a dark, twisted mystery with a sociopathic villain, manipulation, action, drama, fear, pain, torment, trauma, emotion, mind games, secrets, lies, discoveries, danger, and plenty of chills. I highly suggest going into the book blind- let the story shake you up- because, like me, you are going to love every single second!! Highly recommended!!