When sixteen-year-old Maggie Simms’ mum loses her battle with cancer, the only family she has left is her abusive stepfather, Kenny.
Sometimes the truth is closer than you think.
Netta Newbound is an author who knows how to shock her readers. Her books should come with a warning.
Sexual abuse is something that isn’t easy to stomach and the start of the book shows us just what Maggie will have to endure by living with her horrible step father. Maggie has other ideas though to Kenny and I have to say I had every empathy for Maggie and in a way I condoned what she does to put a stop to it.
Sadly for Maggie this is just the start of horrible events that are about to happen to people around her. For a sixteen year old, due to what she has been through, Maggie is quite grown up for her age. I felt sad she wasn’t able to live out the rest of her childhood as such being that, a child. She has to grow up very quickly.
This really is a page turner of a read. I started it late on an evening and ended up reading half of it and would have stayed up all night to finish it if it hadn’t been for my husband moaning that I was keeping him from falling asleep. I quickly got all my chores done first thing the next morning though and was straight back into it and didn’t put it down until I reached the end.
Maggie is one dark and twisted read. There are plenty of twists and turns to keep you guessing throughout and I loved that I would have one suspect in mind only for the author to throw that to the wind and for me then to have to throw my suspicions on to someone else. Only to be wrong again I may add. Netta Newbound is without a doubt the queen of shocking psychological thrillers. If you love a shocking and thrilling read that will have you gripping on for dear life, then without a doubt Maggie is the book for you.
My thanks to Bloodhound Books for an advanced readers copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.
Goodreads rating 5/5 stars.
Maggie is available to purchase from Amazon.
My name’s Netta Newbound. I write thrillers in many different styles — some grittier than others. The Cold Case Files have a lighter tone and are full of fun. I also write a series set in London, which features one of my favourite characters, Detective Adam Stanley. These books are a little grittier. My standalone books, The Watcher and An Impossible Dilemma, are not for the faint hearted, and it seems you either love them or hate them—I’d love to know what you think.
Originally from Manchester, England, I have travelled extensively and have lived and worked in a variety of exciting places. I now live in New Zealand with my husband. We have three grown up children and four grandchildren.
Website – http://www.nettanewbound.com/