As a teacher, one of the most difficult things that I dealt with was bullying. The victim was always in such obvious pain that I wondered how the bully could sleep at night. I realized something that the group of bullying kids were too young to understand...there are always consequences to one's actions.
Detective Allie Shenton works diligently to catch the killer. It is fun getting to know her and those around her as they put the pieces together. I have not read the first book in this series and am enjoying learning about her various relationships. She is haunted by her sister Karen, who was raped and beaten years ago. She is now unable to communicate and living an institutionalized life while Allie seeks her attacker.
Many authors have a difficult time juggling different voices, but Sherratt is a natural in that style of writing. She also does back flash writing well, as I never felt lost as I read through the book. This is a book based on dark subject matter, but she does it well and helps the reader understand that all actions have consequences.
This book took me in from the first chapter describing a bullying experience and kept my interest until the end. As long as you go into it understanding the subject matter, you are in for an interesting read.
Publisher - Thomas & Mercer
Date of Publication - February 10, 2015