When twenty-two year old Gillian Thompson returns from university for the summer, it is apparent there is tension at home. An irritant to her father and a concern to her mother, Gillian’s home life is less than ideal.
Geraldine, Gillian’s mother, has suffered abuse from Joe for years. However, it is not until Joe dies that the family dynamic shifts and Gillian starts out on her own dark journey…
When Gillian meets Paul and Daniel she starts to become the person she always knew she was. And as people around her start dying Gillian faces scrutiny from her mother.
But are the deaths accidents or is something more sinister at work?
As soon as I read the blurb for this book I was intrigued and knew it would be a book I wanted to read so I was delighted to be able to get my hands on a copy!
I was hooked by the story by the first few chapters and I found the story to be an additive read, there was part of the storyline that put me off and if I knew it contained animals being killed I will honestly say that I wouldn’t have read a copy as that is normally a big no, no for me but that is purely down to my own personal preferences and no reflection on the author.
I did enjoy the story and I especially enjoyed the characterisation and the interaction between the main characters. I thought the storyline was well planned out and I loved the suspense that built up to the ending.
Four stars from me, a really well written and enjoyable psychological thriller – highly recommended!!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
C.S. Barnes (Charley to her long-time pals) is a Worcestershire-based writer and poet who has recently achieved her Doctorate degree in Creative Writing, and now spends a lot of her time wondering what to do with it. She is a lecturer, content writer, tea-drinker and book-reader with a passion for psychological thrillers that shines through her own work.
Barnes is the Managing Director of Sabotage Reviews and she also runs her own monthly open mic/spoken word event in Worcester City Centre, titled Dear Listener.
She published her debut short story collection in May 2017, titled The Women You Were Warned About (Black Pear Press), and her debut poetry pamphlet, A Z-hearted Guide to Heartache, was published be in July 2018 (V. Press). Intention is Barnes’ debut novel.
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