Tess Gerritsen is absolutely one of my favourite authors. I’ve read all of the books in the Rizzoli and Isles series, so was really excited when the latest one was released!
Isla and Dougie, twins whose bond has remained strong well into adulthood. Following Isla's divorce, her brother Dougie, moved closer to her in order to support her and help with her two children. The two of them work for the same company, although Dougie, an ex-marine did the more in depth private investigations. The two of them shared a close relationship and talked daily. This is reflected with the narration of the story. Dougie's body is found in the River Clyde, Isla is suspicious of the circumstances and takes it upon herself to pursue the truth, narrating this journey to her brother as she proceeds. Running alongside the unravelling of her brother's mysterious death, we also discover that not everything is as it seems with Isla's own life. Driven by the need to make sense of Dougie's death, Isla finds herself in seedy part of town mixing with some unsavoury characters. Here she puts her own life at risk and that of Dougie's ex-wife, who despite not being an easy fit with the family, still carries a deep love for Dougie. I found the beginning of this story a bit of a slow burner, laying down the foundations and fuelling the mystery. What develops from this is a twist laden, psychological thriller, it kept me wondering what the outcome would be and puzzling over most of the characters motives! An intriguing family based thriller, just how far would you be prepared to go for somebody you love? Thank you to @ and @ for my review copy. You can follow Julie Corbin, here @
A warm, August afternoon, spent lounging in the garden of the family home. The last time Rose is seen by her sister, Anna.
Ellen Moore, is a social worker dedicated to helping vulnerable children. Ellen has been involved with some harrowing situations and is particularly haunted by one of her past cases.
Juggling her work and home life, Ellen sets off one morning, half listening to her husband as she rushes to leave on time.
Ellen receives a distressing call from a child she works with and rushes off to help.
A moment of concentration loss, leads to a shocking incident, one that spins Ellen’s world out of control.
Running parallel to Ellen’s story is that of Jenny. Ten year old Jenny lives with her father, she has a troubled background and all is clearly not well with her current living arrangements. Embarking upon another of their fresh starts, Jenny and her father prepare to leave for a new city and the promise of work. Things get out of hand as they are waiting for their bus, which leaves Jenny boarding it alone.
When Jenny arrives in the new city she is befriended by Maudene, who she meets at a pancake diner and who takes it upon herself to look after her.
Two worlds about to collide, two families whose lives will be forever changed.
This is a fantastic read! The characters and settings are extremely believable and the tone of Heather Gudenkauf’s writing really adds to the atmosphere. The two main stories link seamlessly, I loved the twists and reveals.
A story with great depth, the horror that results from a moments loss of concentration, which could happen to us all, really adds to the desperateness of the characters story.
Sun, sea, sand, Crete and a new home…
Pop the prosecco and sip back and relax with this bubbly novel!
“Eighteen-year-old Toni and her boyfriend, Ryan, were wrongly convicted of the murder of her younger sister.”
Take one girl who has a fear of churches, who doesn’t believe in marriage and add thirteen weddings…
The Accident by C.L. Taylor is a gripping, suspenseful and fascinating read, perfect for fans of psychological thrillers.