What if you’d been accused of one of the worst crimes imaginable?
Detective Inspector Matthew Adams is slowly picking up the pieces from a case that nearly cost him the lives of his entire family and his own sanity too. On the surface, he seems to be moving on, but he drinks to forget – and when he closes his eyes, the nightmares still come.
But the past is the past – or is it? Because the evil Patrick Sullivan might be out of the picture, but there’s somebody who is just as intent on making Matthew’s life hell, and they’re doing it in the cruellest way possible.
When Matthew finds himself accused of a horrific and violent crime, will his family stand by him? And will he even be around to help when his new enemy goes after them as well?
Having just read and thoroughly enjoyed the first book in this series, After She's Gone, I really couldn't wait to start this one. Book 2 sees us back in the life of DI Matthew Adams, and his family.
Becky his wife, Ashley his Niece and little Mia his 2 yr. old Daughter. What more can life throw at this family.
Well, an awful lot as it happens.
At a family wedding, still suffering from the trauma of them all being attacked by Patrick Sullivan, the Adams Family are trying to continue with normal family life, whatever normal is.
But normal family life isn't going to be possible when Matthew becomes an internet sensation, and not in a good way. A video of him has been posted on line, and has soon gone viral. With no recollection of what happened, its down to him to piece everything together and figure out what the hell went on. And why.
Why is Ashley's friend Jasmine so intent on being a nasty evil piece of work.
The character of Jasmine, I hated right from the word go, and it was around a quarter of the way through when I started to wonder if she was a certain person.
I was proved right, my detective skills working full throttle, But I think that is because I read this book right after the first one, If I had left any time between books I don't think I'd have made the connection so early. Having guessed did not take anything away from the book, I think it added to the suspense of who was who and they whys behind the crimes committed.
The author has done an astounding job with this book, characters you hate, that if possible I could have quite happily put my hand into my kindle and throttled Jasmine. But at the same time I wanted to love and reassure the Adams family that everything would be ok, of course it wasn't but I so wanted to support them.
I really was dragged into this book, and I have read this one like the first one, at every opportunity.
I loved the story line and think it was brilliantly put together but this book took my mind away from everything other that what was happing in the book, it held my interest the whole of the way through it. I flew through the first quarter of the book, holding my breath wondering how the hell it was going to turn out.
Just brilliant, I can't say much more than Just brilliant.
I eagerly await more from this author and I need to read more about DI Matthew Adams.
Sheryl Browne brings you edgy, sexy contemporary fiction and psychological thriller. A member of the Crime Writers’ Association, Romantic Novelists’ Association and awarded a Red Ribbon by The Wishing Shelf Book Awards, Sheryl has several books published and two short stories in Birmingham City University anthologies, where she completed her MA in Creative Writing.
Recommended to the publisher by the WH Smith Travel fiction buyer, Sheryl’s books come to you from multi-award winning Choc Lit.
Sheryl lives in Worcestershire with her husband, son and a variety of disabled dogs. According to readers of her thrillers, she also apparently makes an excellent psychopath.
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