#ToDare by @writejemmawayne

Veronica and her wealthy husband George are unpacking boxes, hoping a fresh start in their newly refurbished Victorian terrace will help them heal from a recent trauma.

Next door, Simone returns to her neglected council flat. Miserable and trapped, she struggles to take care of her children under the watch of her controlling husband Terry.

When childhood friend Sarah re-enters Veronica’s life, things are thrown even further off balance. As tensions in their own lives rise, the painful memory that binds them threatens to spill into their present.

Three lives collide in this story of family, inequality and revenge.


They are so quiet.



(@Legend_Press, 1 June 2020, 317 pages, ebook, copy from the publisher via #NetGalley and voluntarily reviewed)




I was looking forward to reading this because I’ve enjoyed other books by the author. I loved this. I can’t wait to read what the author comes up with next. The complex story has multiple narrators and crosses different timelines. The chapters switch narrators and timelines and it took a few chapters to get into the rhythm. This is a domestic thriller of a sort, focussing on the secrets and lies of two women who live next to each other, showing how their lives smash into each other and a third woman, the friend of one of the other two. The book is very dark and twisted at times but so well written and engaging I couldn’t stop reading. I had to know what was going on.

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