WHO DO YOU TURN TO WHEN LIFE GOES WRONG? WHO IS YOUR GUIDE STAR?
Stella won’t give up, but she doesn’t know how to go on.
Stella North, a rising star in the police, has her life torn apart by a gunman’s bullets. She has often faced danger, but these injuries mean she must give up the job she loves. Her grandmother Beth is her rock. And Beth is no ordinary woman. At seventy, she runs marathons and has a past that Stella knows very little about.
Beth calls in her friend Michael to help with Stella’s recovery. But this man means a lot more to Beth than she reveals. And Stella’s ex-husband Edward and old police partner Robbie want to help, but Stella puts up emotional barriers, and they have problems of their own. Her old friends from her days of Urbex (exploring old abandoned buildings) offer a glimmer of hope for the future.
Will Stella find the strength to overcome the challenges of her new life, and will her grandmother at last resolve the deep emotional turmoil of her past? .
Wowzers, I enjoyed that one. 5 super starts from me.
This is certainly a change from all the other books I have read from Joy Ellis, but a brilliant change too.
I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed every page of this book.
Stella North was a police officer until she was shot. This book is Stella's journey on trying to rebuild her life, trying to adapt to all that she has lost and trying to find herself again.
Memory loss, mood swings are just a couple of the things that Stella has to endure on a daily basis, alongside this she has lost the job that she loved doing. To Stella there is nothing left for her. It takes a long time to come to terms with life changing events.
As well as the impact this has had on Stella we also see how it has affecter her grandmother who she is living with while trying to get her life back. I loved these two characters and I could have read a whole lot more about them.
A truly enjoyable read, and although I was a little apprehensive about the change, at the end of this book I realised that Joy Ellis is one hell of a writer and even with the change can hold my attention throughout any book she has written.
This one is well worth reading in my opinion, and I don't think anyone reading this would be disappointed.
I certainly look forward to reading more from Joy and can't wait for the next book in the Fens series.
A big fat 5/5 from me.