WHAT WOULD YOU DO TO GET JUSTICE FOR YOUR FAMILY? A gripping, relatable and intriguing thriller from one of the best-loved writers in the genre. For fans of Lisa Jewell, Heidi Perks, and C L Taylor.
A mother’s job is to keep her children safe.
Tess has always tried to be a good mother. Of course, there are things she wishes she’d done differently, but doesn’t everyone feel that way?
Then Emma, her youngest, is attacked on her way home from a party, plunging them into a living nightmare which only gets worse when the man responsible is set free
But what if she fails?
So when Tess sees the attacker in the street near their home, she is forced to take matters into her own hands. But blinded by her need to protect her daughter at any cost, might she end up putting her family in even greater danger?
There’s nothing she wouldn’t do to make it right . . .
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW
When the man suspected of attacking Tess’s teenage daughter is released from custody, she is frustrated and furious. Neither Emma or the lady that came to her rescue that night could identify the man in a police line up. A couple of days later Tess sees the man in the street and swears that she will make sure that he doesn’t get the chance to attack any other young girls. With the support and encouragement of her daughter’s rescuer, Frances, she embarks on a mission to ‘out’ her daughter’s attacker and destroy his reputation.
Oh my this is like poking a bear with a stick, you get a few little warning growls to back off to start with but there is nowhere to hide if you go too far. Tess’s mental state isn’t in a good place with her life and health having more cracks in it than a condemned building as she is emotionally torn between her aged parents, her daughters, and ex-husband.
Tammy Cohen has again served up a heart pounder that makes reading the addiction it is to me. Loved the interwoven storylines of menopause, dementia, single parents and accepting that kids love their dads too. But most of all I loved how Tess was portrayed. This modern-day single parent coping with aged parents, in the care in the community system that real means get family to support more, and learning to let go of not only grown-up children but past relationships. This all rolled up in the hormonal battle of menopause.
I wish to thank NetGalley and the publisher for an e-copy of this book which I have reviewed honestly.
HERE IS A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Tammy Cohen (who previously wrote under her formal name Tamar Cohen) has written several acclaimed novels about family fall-out: The Mistress’s Revenge, The War of the Wives, and Someone Else’s Wedding. The Broken was her first psychological thriller, followed by Dying for Christmas. Her brand new hardback novel, First One Missing is out now.
She lives in North London with her partner and three (nearly) grown children, plus one badly behaved dog.