A day at the beach.
A momentary lapse in supervision.
A parent’s worst fears realised.
Andrew Wicks would do anything for his family. When tragedy strikes, he is forced to make a split-second decision, one that is layered with deception, desperation and self-preservation. As a tenacious police officer unravels his web of lies and exposes the truth, worlds collide.
There is no greater pain than losing a child. There is no greater torment than knowing it was avoidable.
Wow, wow, wow. This book is a pure diamond set in a platinum band!
I loved the way the author structured the story. You know when you are watching a movie and something is going to happen, you know it by the way the tune of the music changes and you already start holding your breath. In a book this is not possible of course, but the author builds up the tension in a very clever way by mentioning several times what time it is.
He also describes the drama through the eyes of Andrew who is the one who has to make a very devastating and split second decision on the one hand and the emotions that rage like a storm through Linda and Chris when they hear what has happened.
This is a story about how a few seconds of being distracted can turn the lives of two families who were the best of friends in to a deep dark nightmare.
Are they going to be able to recover from this?
If you are looking for a amazingly good book including every emotion for A to Z, this is the one.
This is the author’s debut and I sincerely hope he will keep on writing and I would keep on reading them.
It was very hard to put this book away and I felt every feeling the author added to the mix. I loved it. 5 stars. Any less would be a crime.
Thank you, Gary Wright
About the Author
I was a police officer for ten years, until I was diagnosed with a hereditary and incurable disease of the heart at the age of 29. I had to retire from the police and was fitted with a pretty nifty device that paces my heart and will restart it if it goes bang again (an ICD to those in the know).
I loved policing. Absolutely loved it. Writing my debut novel – A Parent Apart – allowed me to channel that passion into a project that I am so proud of, and one that I am receiving so many positive comments about. Truly, it was and is a life changing thing to write a book. I loved doing it, and it ignited a desire within me to do a whole lot more. Watch this space – there is much more to come.
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