The first chapters of this book bear an eerie resemblance to the case of Josie Russell, who survived an attack in which her sister and mother died. The details are different, however, and the book takes an intriguing journey into the post-trauma life of a survivor.
Several stories are layered together with masterful precision. The narrative isn’t depressing. Rather, the character of a senior policewoman manages to hold the grief of the story back from the reader. Instead, there is adventure, love, deception and triumph.
This book features both the Yorkshire Dales and the Scottish capital which are popular with tourists.
There are hundreds of people who will relate to journeys up and down the East Coast Mainline between Leeds and Edinburgh or car trips through Scotch Corner. Mentioning such places obviously touches base with a lot of readers, as does the description of hedges in the South West of England, where so many Britons holiday.
The swashbuckling side to this novel makes it a book well worth reading – and then passing on to your friends.