Firstly I wish to thank Caroline Vincent at Caroline Book Bit for inviting me on the Blog Tour for SHADOWS OF REGRET by Ross Greenwood.
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW
From the #1 bestselling author of Fifty Years of Fear, SHADOWS OF REGRET is the unforgettable story of a woman’s struggle to rejoin society.
Katie committed a terrible crime. Sixteen years was the price she had to pay.
Once released from prison, she finds the world has changed. But Katie is a survivor.
Isolated and alone, she struggles to make sense of her new life. Starting again isn’t easy, especially after what she’s done.
Despite not feeling free or safe, Katie overcomes her fears and confronts the future. Although history won’t remain forgotten.
Gradually, memories of the past are revealed. When Katie finally exposes the awful truth and sees there are others who share the blame, she must choose her path.
Will she seek redemption, or will she take revenge?
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW
When I first met Katie in the story she was at the end of a pretty long prison sentence and very institutionalised. Thing was I had no idea why she had served a 16 year stretch or whether she had been the tough cookie she was now to start with or if prison life had made her that way.
She was totally unprepared for life on the outside, a real fish out of water. Work was found for her which paid a massive 40 times more a day than she had earned inside, that was all well and good until she heard how much the cost of living was. Things sure had changed!
The story is told through Katie both in present day and in the time leading up to her conviction. I must say that I took a little time to thaw out to Katie but as the story unravelled it made me rethink my feelings about her. The story does have to be read, so as not to spoil the shocks that come. There were times when I had a real lump in my throat but at other times I was totally thrown with writing that made me swear more than once as the story snowballed out of control.
What I love about Ross Greenwood’s stories is that the key characters aren’t heroes. They are the people who have had hard knocks in life and no-one had been there it make it better for them as they had no-one they couldn’t ask for help. They are the result of a modern society, being with the wrong crowd and wanting to fit in and he captures it, though he always leaves me with the glimmer of maybe there might be a chance.
Another super read from this author.
HERE IS A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Ross Greenwood was born in 1973 in Peterborough and lived there until he was 20, attending The King’s School in the city. He then began a rather nomadic existence, living and working all over the country and various parts of the world.
Ross found himself returning to Peterborough many times over the years, usually, so he says “when things had gone wrong.” It was on one of these occasions that he met his partner about 100 metres from his back door whilst walking a dog. Two children swiftly followed. And, according to Ross, he is “still a little stunned by the pace of it now.”
Lazy Blood book was started a long time ago but parenthood and then four years as a prison officer got in the way. Ironically it was the four a.m. feed which gave the author the opportunity to finish the book as unable to get back to sleep he completed it in the early morning hours.
Ross Greenwood’s second book, The Boy Inside, was picked up by Bloodhound Books, and in September 2017, Fifty Years of Fear was published. The year 2018 saw the publication of his next psychological thriller, Abel’s Revenge. All his books are thought provoking, and told with a sense of humour.
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