Be careful what you wish for…
When Ben and Deborah leave the city to start a new life in the beautiful Irish countryside, they can almost taste their perfect future – growing their own food, the kids running free, peace and silence.
But as soon as they arrive in their new home bad things start to happen. And it becomes clear that somebody out there wants them gone.
But ex-crime reporter Deborah doesn’t scare easily. This is the life she’s dreamed of for her family and she’s not giving up on it without a fight.
As the campaign against the family intensifies and becomes truly terrifying, Deborah is determined to unmask whoever is trying to hurt them and starts to dig for the truth.
What she finds is more twisted and horrifying than she could ever have imagined.
I actually read this in one day. I just wanted to see what happened, so I kept reading. It’s not a particularly long book. There were some truly horrifying moments – the ones that keep you on the edge of your seat.
Even though I really enjoyed it, there were a couple of things that bothered me. The children are 12 and 14 – far too young to be left alone in the house in the daytime, let alone at night. Especially after the various ‘incidents’. Ben and Deborah seem a bit lax with their parenting. Just because you live in the countryside doesn’t make it safe.
Then there is the other thing – anyone who knows me will know what I’m referring to. Unnecessarily over-the-top in my opinion. Oh yes, and don’t keep secrets from each other, it will only end in tears.
However, it was a cracking good read, a fast-paced mystery with a great twist at the end and plenty of red herrings. I think some of us will have had our suspicions as to who was responsible, but not why as it isn’t hinted at, unless I missed something. Maybe I should have a quick skim read to make sure.
If it wasn’t for those few things I would definitely have given it five stars, but they bothered me – they probably won’t bother other readers, at least two of them won’t. Great book, great plot and satisfying outcome.
Many thanks to @damppebbles for inviting me to be part of #damppebblesblogtours
About the Author
Kevin is a Guidance Counsellor by day and a thriller author during his off hours. He puts an original slant on some common experiences and creates engaging stories with a personal twist. Kevin lives in Ireland with three great kids and a wife who makes him laugh, which is really all he could ask for.
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