My rating: 5 of 5 stars
YOU NEED TO READ THIS BOOK!
This book is written from Jena’s POV after she is arrested for murder of her step daughter to be and the disappearance of her then partner.
This book is HEART BREAKING, this is no doubt about that! I cried so much no matter where I was…
Angela has crafted words so well that you can feel Jena’s pain, torment and at times humiliation! As she finds herself locked up in a women’s prison sharing a cell with someone she has never met. Most of the way through the book she is hiding the secret of what she is in for and then that she is Pregnant.
During the novel we get snap shots of her life prior to her arrest. This book was centred on Jena, there are no details of the police investigation, what her family, solicitor are doing it is solely centred on Jena. At time I missed this element and wondered if Angela would be writing a sequel of what went on behind the scenes returning to her natural genre.
Jena gets to spend a lot of time reflection on her life and her relationship with Robert and his family. As a reader it also made me doubt hers and Robert’s relationships as I looked for signs of domestic abuse.
I did guess who the bad guy was in the end, but this novel made me analyse Jena’s relationships and her explanations.
The back drop of this novel is the prison system, and the challenges that it is facing in this day and age. Which Angela manages to show and write about exceptionally well.
I am a massive fan of Angela Clarke and this book has only extended my love for her and her work.
Sorry this is away from my standards of reviews…