I am over the moon to welcome you to my stop on the blog tour for Caroline Mitchell’s psychological thriller, Witness.
Having recently read Love You To Death, I did wonder what I would think about this stand-alone novel, I needn’t have worried at all! It’s bloody amazing!!!
Here’s the blurb . . .
To Rebecca it was a brave decision that led to her freedom from domestic abuse. To Solomon it was the ultimate betrayal.
It’s been ten years since Rebecca’s testimony saw Solomon locked away. Enough time for the nightmares to recede, the nerves to relax; enough time to rebuild her life and put the past behind her.
Then one day a phone rings in her bedroom—but it’s not her phone. Solomon has been in her home, and has a very simple message for her: for each of the ten years he has spent in jail, Rebecca must witness a crime. And, to make matters worse, she has to choose the victims.
Fail to respond and you get hurt. Talk to police and you die. Ready to play? You have sixty seconds to decide…
As the crimes grow more severe, the victims closer to home, Rebecca is forced to confront a past she had hoped was gone forever.
My thoughts . . .
OH MY GOD!
What a truly twisted story this is! It’s utterly brilliant!
We start in Rebecca’s living room, there’s a dead body and her husband is on the run. Fast forward ten years and Rebecca is a mother and farmer’s wife. Life is great. Until the phone starts to ring.
She knows who it is before she answers. Solomon.
Back to exact his revenge on her for leaving him all those years ago. But how far is this revenge going to go?
What a fantastic plot! Told from the points of both Solomon and Rebecca, past and present this is one piece of superb writing!
I’ve said before that I think writers who manage to do the then and now story, without loosing my attention, deserve a medal and it’s a big massive thumbs up from me on this one! It could easily have been confusing, Caroline could have gone with lots of red herrings and false leads, but she didn’t. She kept it ‘simple’ and I use that term loosely! Very loosely!! The story is detailed and keeps you completely on your toes in terms of what is going to happen next and I bloody loved that!
As the past starts to unravel and the present gets more and more unsettled, can Rebecca face up to her past before it’s too late for those she loves?
I would highly recommend this book, it’s a fantastically twisted tale with a baddy you will instantly loath!!!
You can get your copy over at Amazon UK
About the author . . .
A former police detective, Caroline has worked in CID and specialised in roles dealing with vulnerable victims, high risk victims of domestic abuse, and serious sexual offences. Originally from Ireland, Caroline lives with her family in a pretty village on the coast of Essex. She now writes full time.
Published by Bookouture, her DC Knight crime thriller series reached the number one position in the Amazon crime charts. Love You To Death, the first in her new series featuring DS Ruby Preston is due for publication 11th November 2016.
Her new psychological thriller, Witness, is published with Thomas & Mercer and due for publication 20th December 2016.
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