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.
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Publisher – Simon & Schuster
Pages – 400
The Blurb –
When everyone hides the truth, who do you turn to?
Becca’s had a hard time of it, but she has finally got her life together. She has a nice little flat, a steady job pulling pints, and she’s even seeing someone new: Andy, who keeps his private life to himself but is always good for a laugh. And then Andy vanishes. When his body turns up on isolated Sunk Island, Becca learns Andy wasn’t just another punter. He was a police officer, deep undercover, investigating a drugs ring that he believed operated out of Becca’s pub.
Staggered by the betrayal, Becca turns to the only person she thinks she can trust: her foster mum, Kay. But Kay has problems of her own. She’s just moved into a short-term let in the hopes of finding some peace and quiet. But peace and quiet are hard to come by on Sunk Island . . .
Before long, both women are drawn into a terrifying world of drugs, money and death.
Today is my stop on the Someone Who Isn’t Me blog tour. Many thanks to Zoe’s Book Tours for the chance to read and review.
My thoughts – This is the second book I have read by this author, the first being Life Ruins. This book again sees Becca coping with her troubled life.
However as always nothing is plain sailing for her when she gets dragged in to another mystery. Again the author has written a gripping thriller that concentrates on on how hard life can be for people, that have no choices or no perceived choices.
People in tight situations often make poor choices and this is what the author excels in highlighting.
I really recommend this.
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