A treat for fans of DI Helen Grace: an ebook short story from Top Ten Sunday Timesbestselling author M. J. Arlidge.
Jodie’s arriving at her third children’s home. She’s only fifteen.
Maybe this time will be different. She’ll be safe. Looked after.
But the truth is Jodie has no one left to protect her.
She must defend herself. She must change.
No Way Back is a short story that shows us what life was like for Helen Grace when she was put into a children’s home which probably defined her even more into the person she has become.
I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Helen is without a doubt a character who is very troubled. Her past is something she can sadly never put fully behind her and it very much affects the person she is today. Even though as a reader we know the main facts of what happened to Helen when she was younger, No Way Back really gives you a feel for the truly horrible time that Helen sadly had to endure. Even though this is a work of fiction, sadly over the years we only know to well through the news what horrors went on sadly in a few children’s homes. It deeply saddens me that a place where children should be safe, due to some evil individuals ends up being anything but.
No Way Back is an absolute must read if you are a die hard Helen Grace fan. It may only be a short story but it will have a huge impact on the reader and as with the books in the series, this is yet another truly gripping read.
Goodreads rating 5/5 stars.
No Way Back is available to purchase from Amazon.