She got into bed but sleep didn’t come easily. Every creak in the house made her alert. She was waiting for him to come and get her.
The small city of Stockleigh is in shock as three women are brutally attacked within days of each other. Are they random acts of violence or is there a link between the victims? ForDetective Eden Berrisford, it’s her most chilling case yet.
The investigation leads Eden to cross paths with Carla, a woman trying to rebuild her life after her marriage to a cruel and abusive man ended in unimaginable tragedy. Her husband Ryan was imprisoned for his crimes but, now he’s out and coming for her.
As Eden starts to close in on the attacker, she also puts herself in grave danger. Can she stop him before he strikes again? And can Carla, terrified for her life, save herself – before the past wreaks a terrible revenge?
An absolutely gripping and chilling police procedural which will hook fans of Angela Marsons and Rachel Abbott.
Eden is back in what makes for a dark and disturbing read.
The author tackles two horrific crimes, rape and domestic abuse. Due to the nature of the story line it really does make for some uncomfortable reading, but as ever the author handles it wonderfully by letting us feel the full horror of what is happening to the victims without going into to much detail, especially the rape scenes.
Not only does Eden have her work cut out in her working life, she also has some worries of her own in her personal life due to Danny rearing his head up again. I think due to the story line with Danny, it would be better to have read the first in the series to get more of his background so you can get full enjoyment from the second in the series.
Carla’s story is one that really had me on the edge of my seat. Ryan her husband is such an evil monster and the reader’s heart really goes out to her in the story and you are every bit as scared for her life as she is.
Don’t Look Behind you is a dark and gripping story that is without a doubt going to be a huge hit with fans of the author. I love how the author doesn’t sugar coat the horrendous crimes that are found within these pages. You very much get to feel the emotions of the characters as well as the pure determination of Eden and her team in catching these monsters.
Another highly enjoyable read.
My thanks to Netgalley and Bookouture for a copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.
Goodreads rating 5/5 stars.
Don’t Look Back is out today and available to purchase from Amazon.