Welcome to The Estate – where even the darkest times have their lighter moments…
Sometimes they’re visible. Sometimes they’re burdens that we carry around with us.
You can’t see Donna’s scars from a joke of a marriage.
You can’t see Lewis’s scars from his time in the army.
You can see Megan’s scars but she won’t let you.
And Mary can’t always remember how she got hers.
If the past could be erased to make a better future, we’d all want to do that, wouldn’t we? No matter how dangerous the consequences might be…
WRITTEN IN THE SCARS is the fourth book in The Estate Series but each one can be read as a standalone novel.
I have to say I approached Written in the Scars with mixed feelings as I absolutely love The Estate series and have read the first three books in the last two weeks alone, so was over the moon to be able to read the fourth one but I also felt quite sad as I now will have to wait a while before the next one.
Even though I wanted to savour this book and to drag it out for as long as possible as I didn’t want it to end, I actually devoured it in one afternoon as could not put it down.
Written in the Scars concentrates on Donna, her children Sam and Keera and a lovely young woman called Megan and an ex army man, Lewis.
Donna is a hard working single parent who struggles to find time for herself. Her mother suffers from dementia and she visits her often and even though her children, Keera and Sam are adults, she still worries over them, especially Sam who always seems to be getting himself involved in stuff he shouldn’t be.
Megan is very much like Donna, even though she is barely only an adult herself, she works numerous jobs and helps cares for her mother. She is another one who has no time for herself to make friends and have some fun.
It is hard to go into the story to much with out giving to much away, so I won’t but I have to say that I really do not know how the author does it but she always seems to manage to shock the readers with twists that we don’t see coming, well I for one did not. She again touches on crimes that truly are appalling which can make some parts slightly uncomfortable to read yet you need to carry on. One thing I have learned and enjoy from this series is that the tenants in this series maybe victims from crimes or circumstances yet they are all fighters and I think that for many that may find themselves in similar situations that it gives them hope and hopefully they can see a light at the end of that very dark tunnel.
Another gripping read in what I can only describe for me should be an award winning series.
Many thanks to the author for an Advanced Readers Copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Written in the Scars is due out tomorrow and will be available to purchase from Amazon