It’s been 192 days, seven hours and fifteen minutes since her last drink.
Now Astrid is trying to turn her life around. Having reluctantly moved back in with her mother, in a quiet seaside town away from the temptations and painful memories of her life before, Astrid is focusing on her recovery. She’s going to meetings. Confessing her misdeeds. Making amends to those she’s wronged.
But someone knows exactly what Astrid is running from. And they won’t stop until she learns that some mistakes can’t be corrected.
This is the story of an alcoholics struggle with her sobriety whilst being the target of someone’s revenge.
This was a really good story line with some great twists, I kept thinking that I had it all worked out and then something else would happen and I would completely change my mind!
As Astris is a recovering alcoholic she struggles to remember parts of her past which just adds to the suspense and makes it more of a roller coaster read.
My only two minor gripes where that I thought the romance was very downplayed, they met and then that was it, they were dating…but its not essential to the story so it doesn’t detract from it at all, I just personally love a proper bit of romance. I also did find it hard to care about the main character as she just seemed so whiny but that rectifies its self through the story when you get more back ground as you see that she hasn’t had it easy.
Thanks to Anne Carter, Bantam Press & Net Galley for the copy in exchange for review.
About the Author:
Lesley Kara is an alumna of the Faber Academy ‘Writing a Novel’ course.
She grew up in Essex and now lives with her family on the North Essex coast. Lesley has been a teacher and worked as a bookseller.
Her first novel, The Rumour, was a Sunday Times Top 10 Bestseller. The Rumour has been optioned for TV (Cuba Pictures) and has sold in 15 territories to date.