Someone Close To Home by Alex Craigie

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Book Description:

At the mercy of a carer poisoned by hatred, Megan reflects on the events that have brought her to this – and the part her mother has played in them.
Her domineering and ambitious mother has distorted the truth for her own ends, leading to family tragedy and pushing Megan into a relationship that is to have devastating consequences.

‘Someone Close To Home’ is a story of love, malice and deadly menace.

My Thoughts:

Someone Close To Home has to be one of the most disturbing and distressing reads I have ever read.

The story flicks between Megan’s past and to present day where she is currently in a care home after a stroke that leaves her immobile and unable to speak.

Growing up, the only good thing that Megan had in her life is Gideon. From their first day of meeting it has been a solid friendship that later on becomes to be so much more. Unfortunately for Megan, it almost seems like her life is not to be a happy one and even though her career playing the piano has taken her to fame and stardom, her personal life is sadly a heart breaking one due to her medaling mother.

There are so many unlikeable and manipulating characters in this story. It actually made for some really uncomfortable reading as I found it quite upsetting. Luckily there are a few diamonds that shine out which makes you realise that there are some truly good people in this world.

There is a lot of abuse in this story, not only does Megan have to suffer to the hands of her evil and domineering husband she is also abused in the care home where someone from her past is determined to make her life hell.

Domestic violence is horrendous enough as it is but I have to say at some parts I felt like I really didn’t want to carry on as I couldn’t stomach the abuse that Megan was made to go through when she was in the care home. It really was upsetting and disturbing but I felt I owed it to Megan to carry on, which I’m glad I did.

I won’t lie this wasn’t an easy novel to read but it is a good one which opens your eyes to some of the horrendous events that sadly do go on in the world. It is a hard hitting story which may not be for everyone but in a way I feel better after reading it.

Many thanks to the author for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Goodreads rating 4/5 stars.

Someone Close To Home is available to purchase from Amazon.

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