We all keep secrets, don’t we? Sophie used to be fearful, with a troubled past. Now, she’s a confident young woman helping others turn their lives around – or is she? A nasty surprise awaits her after the funeral of a friend and she soon finds out that nothing is as it seems. Caught up in the dark world of gangsters and villains in the heart of Manchester she attempts to find Cassie’s killer. Following a trail of lies, she gets so wrapped up delving into the lives of others she doesn’t notice her own life falling apart, back into the grips of addiction. Can romance blossom for Sophie after all the mistakes she has made in the past, or will her only comfort be drink? Things never end up the way she intends.
I have read book one and there were parts I really liked and others not so much, but I wanted to read the sequel as well because it’s very clear that the author can keep her audience entertained. The cover is a gem.
After fininishing this story, I have the same thoughts as on the previous one. The suspense is good and makes you go on and on and on, but some parts are taking all the tension away and make the story fall a little flat.
Sophie certainly is a strange character. I do wonder why the author decided to make her so naive (on the border of stupid I even dare to say). That, honestly, is a a bit of a deal breaker for me.
But, once again, the author has a way of holding your attention and making you curious about what is going to happen next.
Thank you, Diane Ezzard and RachelsRandomResources.
About the author
Manchester born Diane Ezzard writes emotionally charged psychological thrillers and mysteries about everyday people in seemingly ordinary circumstances until something goes badly wrong in their lives. Before taking early retirement to concentrate on her writing, she worked as a HR manager, a counsellor, owned a cafe and managed a charity.
She now lives and writes in South East London close to her daughter and grandchildren.