Title: Wolf Tones
Author: JJ Marsh
Genre: Psychological Thriller
Publisher: Prewett Bielmann
Publication Date: 19th August 2021
Fifteen years ago, Rolf was destined for the gutter.
His luck has changed. Now a cellist with the Salzburg City Orchestra, he has his dream job and dizzying prospects.
All because of her.
Smart, sexy, well connected and crazy about him, Leonor is his fantasy woman. She made him and he’ll never forget it.
Neither will she.
She chooses Rolf’s diet, his friends, his decisions and career path. She knows best. When does a champion turn controller?
While he submits to domination at home, he struggles at work. The maestro is determined to break down and rebuild his new cellist. Clash after clash shatter Rolf’s confidence until he doubts everything about himself.
Then a rumour reaches his ear. Has he misjudged his new friends? Is something more sinister pulling the orchestra’s strings?
Regardless of the drama behind the scenes, the show must go on. It’s the only way to escape his past.
A classic artist, Rolf presents the best side of himself, hiding the pain of imperfection. A strategy with devastating results.
Wolf Tones is a story about the dark side of relationships, lust, power and control. It follows classical musician, Rolf, who gets his chance at his dreams with the Salzburg City Orchestra. He and his girlfriend, Leonor, whom he credits with his star rising move to Salzburg so Rolf can take up his position as cellist. However, his relationship with Leonor is far from idyllic. She is incredibly controlling and quite possibly more dangerous than he realises.
It took me a little while to get into Wolf Tones but there are a lot of aspects of it I liked. I found the musical side of things incredibly interesting. The inner workings of an orchestra and the dedication of its musicians was a fascinating look into an area I know very little about. In addition I think that this book highlights the important fact that, although much less common, women can also be abusers in relationships. It also took some twists and turns that I wasn’t expecting. Not completely my kind of thing unfortunately but I think many will really enjoy it so I’d definitely recommend giving it a try!
Thank you so much to Anne Cater of Random Things Blog Tours for inviting me on this tour and organising it. I kindly received a copy of the book from the publisher. My review is entirely my own honest opinion.