‘You can’t save someone that doesn’t want to be saved . . .

For some people, trouble just finds them.‘ Thirty years ago, Vincent King became a killer. Now, he’s been released from prison and is back in his hometown of Cape Haven, California.

Not everyone is pleased to see him. Like Star Radley, his ex-girlfriend, and sister of the girl he killed. Duchess Radley, Star’s thirteen-year-old daughter, is part-carer, part-protector to her younger brother, Robin – and to her deeply troubled mother.

But in trying to protect Star, Duchess inadvertently sets off a chain of events that will have tragic consequences not only for her family, but also the whole town. Murder, revenge, retribution.

How far can we run from the past when the past seems doomed to repeat itself?

Published by Zaffre Books on 2nd April 2020, 464 Pages

Set in a small town in America we are introduced to multiple characters who have all been affected by a terrible accident 30 years ago. It is a story of broken people, secrets, family, murder and demonstrates how far people will go for those they love.

This is a wholly engrossing character driven book that I definitely won’t forget. Rarely do I get so involved in characters that I actually want to be able to step into the pages to help them but I completely fell for Duchess Day Radley, Outlaw, and was heartbroken for her, I just wanted to scoop her into my arms (even though she would have hated that!).

At 464 pages I though this might be a book I read over a few days but once I picked it up, I could not put it down and read the whole thing within 24 hours. The pacing of the book is a perfect blend of fast moving with detailed descriptions of how events are unfolding. I was not prepared for the emotional impact this book has had on me so much so I am struggling to put into words how great this book is as I don’t feel anything, I can say will do it justice.

If you get the chance please read this book, you won’t regret it!

Thank you to @Tr4cyF3nt0n @WhittyAuthor and @ZaffreBooks for my #gifted copy in exchange for review.

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