Author – Danuta Kot.
Danuta Kot (who also writes as Danuta Reah and as Carla Banks) grew up with stories. Her Irish mother and her Polish father kept their own cultures alive with traditional tales they shared with their children. For many years, she worked with young people in Yorkshire who were growing up in the aftermath of sudden industrial decline. She uses this background in her books to explore some of the issues that confront modern, urban society: poverty, alienation and social breakdown, using the contexts of the modern crime novel. She now works as a senior education consultant, work that involves travel to establish education and training in other parts of the world. She is a regular academic speaker at conferences and literary festivals and has appeared on radio and television.
Social Media Links –
Website : https://danutakot.com/
Publisher – Simon & Schuster
Pages – 480
The Blurb –
In a small northern town, girls are disappearing.
You won’t see it in the papers and the police aren’t taking any notice, but the clues are there if you know where to look.
Becca sees that something is wrong, but she’s been labelled ‘difficult’ thanks to her troubled past. So when a girl is so savagely beaten she can’t be identified, and Becca claims she knows who she is, no one will believe her.
With the police refusing to listen, Becca digs for evidence that will prove what she is saying. But her search for justice will put herself and those closest to her in danger – and once she finds the truth, will anyone even listen?
Today is my stop on the Life Ruins blog tour. Many thanks to Zooloo’s Book Tours for the chance to read and review.
My thoughts – This is a gripping and gritty read.
The story revolves around three main characters, each with their own complicated lives. Based in Bridlington the author shows the darker side of life and how anyone can get drawn into it.
When the body of a woman is found, each character believes they know who is it. Even though she is too badly injured to be formally identified. The police are reluctant to believe that these people know the identify the body, so they are forced into trying to find the evidence for themselves.
A great read.
Purchase Links –
Buy on Amazon UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Life-Ruins-Danuta-Kot-ebook/dp/B07D2HZRBF
Buy on Amazon US – https://www.amazon.com/Life-Ruins-Danuta-Kot-ebook/dp/B07D2HZRBF