We follow a young woman, Helen King, internally scarred by terrible sexual and physical abuse at the hands of her father and his friends beginning at the age of just five. A number of times Helen turned to people she trusted, people who were supposed to care, people who were in a position to help the young girl escape her horrors, only to be rejected, disbelieved, called a liar and ultimately sent away. From her mother to her teacher, her social worker, her father's superior in the Army; nobody would help Helen King until she found a friend called Ash in the care home she had been sent to. As Helen embarks on her one woman rampage of murder, to seek justice from those who betrayed her as a child, it is left to the local police led by DI Brennan to hunt her down and catch her.
The story is fast-paced, very violent and very gritty, but it has a superbly crafted plot and dialogue that is both believable and allows the reader to empathize, even with this crazed serial killer.
Personally, I think Brownlie is a real star in this genre and her books to date have been incredibly exciting, enthralling and ultimately thought provoking. She leaves you with the feeling that; "there but for the grace of God, go I".
I would highly recommend this book to anyone who likes hard, serious, action dramas. In the world of "Indie" authors, Brownlie is simply one of the best and I will be looking forward to reading more of her in the future.
A MUST READ for 2016! Great job!
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