Would you ever lie to your family to protect yourself?
Paramedic Abi Quinn is hailed as a hero by the patients she saves with the London Ambulance Service; but a secret she’s kept since she was a teenager now threatens to shatter that perfect illusion.
When her daughter Rose goes missing while studying at Brighton university, and ghosts from her past return to haunt her, Abi’s caught in a race against time to untangle the web of lies she set in motion over twenty years ago.
Everyone has something to lose.
Everyone is trying to protect themselves.
Everyone is broken.
But what lengths will they go to in order to stop the truth from being exposed?
A shocking psychological suspense
I’ve been a fan of this author’s books for a while. Whilst her other books are detective crime thrillers, this stand alone is very different.
The story is told in the first person by Abi herself. I really enjoyed the fact that she is a paramedic and liked getting to see glimpses of what her job entails. It really does make for some compulsive reading.
Being a mother, I could understand the way Abi’s mind worked and getting herself all worked up when her daughter doesn’t answer her phone. With her daughter being miles away at university, it can certainly be a worrying time for any parent.
As the story goes along, we start to find out more about Abi and the secret she has been keeping from her daughter as well as the lies she has told her. It sure does start to get very interesting. Especially when she Abi goes to Brighton, well lets just say the story really turns up a notch at this point and I was racing through the pages to see what was going to happen. One particular part had me turn back a page as thought I had read something wrong as it came as a bit of a shock to say the least.
The Paramedic’s Daughter is a story that draws you in and before you know it you can’t put it down as you are so engrossed with it. With each chapter, it got more gripping and tense and the ending was just the topping on the cake and I loved it. Really hope the author does more stand alone’s as this was just great!
My thanks to Bloodhound Books for an advanced readers copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.
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Tara is a crime/psychological thriller author from London, UK. Turning 30 in 2015 propelled her to fulfil her lifelong dream of becoming a writer. She studied English Literature at Brunel University and was Assistant Editor at an in-house magazine for 8 years,
In the Shadows is the author’s solo debut novel self-published in March 2016. Bloodhound Books later re-published it, and the rest of The DI Hamilton series followed suit. Tara is now working on standalone novels, the first of which will be published in May 2019.
When she’s not writing, Tara is kept busy by her two young children.