A sinister phone call, an unknown visitor. Sophie’s life is about to be turned upside down Sophie has worked hard to free herself from the clutches of addiction and turn her life around. Practising as a counsellor, in a women’s centre in Manchester, she now helps other girls in trouble. She forms a close relationship with Cassie, one of her clients and tries to help her escape the clutches of a violent boyfriend. But is Sophie being followed? How can she uncover the truth, when she can’t trust what is real? The more she delves, the closer she gets to danger. Can she revisit her own dark past before it is too late?
Writing is not easy. I admire authors because I only write reviews and I know how hard it sometimes is to find the correct words to express yourself. You want everybody to understand you and you do not want to hurt anybody.
When I started the book, I had two emotions. I felt curious because the author had picked my interest but on the other hand I had the feeling I was reading a sequel and missing out on things in order to be able to connect all the dots.
I was very pleased when the author took us to the past and little by little all the missing pieces fell into place. I have to add that by doing this I also almost forgot what was going on in the present and the tension that was created in the beginning fell a bit flat.
I admit that Sophie made some very strange decisions, but it’s easy for me, sitting in my setee, to say. I don’t know how I would react in her situations although I am almost convinced some things I would do in the exact same way.
Some parts were written very fluently, some parts less so and from time to time the story lost some of its credibility. but this is a debute novel and I think it’s the most difficult one to write. The author shows potential and she really pleasantly surprised me with the twist at the end.
I am looking forward to read her second book.
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.