From the #1 bestselling author of Fifty Years of Fear, SHADOWS OF REGRET is the unforgettable story of a woman’s struggle to rejoin society.
Katie committed a terrible crime. Sixteen years was the price she had to pay.
Once released from prison, she finds the world has changed. But Katie is a survivor.
Isolated and alone, she struggles to make sense of her new life. Starting again isn’t easy, especially after what she’s done.
Despite not feeling free or safe, Katie overcomes her fears and confronts the future. Although history won’t remain forgotten.
Gradually, memories of the past are revealed. When Katie finally exposes the awful truth and sees there are others who share the blame, she must choose her path.
Will she seek redemption, or will she take revenge?
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Shadows Of Regret is a gripping though harrowing read that will stay with me for a long time. It also is quite thought provoking as it explores a lot of interesting themes.
Even though she’s done a lot of bad things I felt a lot of sympathy for the main character Kate and found myself slowly warming to her throughout the book. She’s had a tough life with lots of people making things hard for her, particularly in Prison. Despite this she manages to show a lot of strength and cunning when it would have been easy for her to give up. I felt that I was behind her during her quest for revenge, wanting her to be successful and have a happy ending.
The book is quite fast paced and very gripping with the reader being almost afraid to look away for fear of missing something. Some of the scenes described are deeply uncomfortable and gave me a lump in my throat as I was reading about Kate’s past. As the story goes on we learn more about Kate’s past and her crime which I wasn’t expecting so found very interesting. There are lots of twists that I wasn’t expecting and kept me on my toes which is always a sign of great writing!
Huge thanks to Caroline Vincent for inviting me onto the blog tour and for my copy of this book. If you like gripping, dark thrillers that makes you think then you’ll enjoy this book.
About The Author:
I was born in 1973 in Peterborough and lived there until I was 20, attending The King’s School in the city. I then began a rather nomadic existence, living and working all over the country and various parts of the world.
I found myself returning to Peterborough many times over the years, usually when things had gone wrong. It was on one of these occasions that I met my partner about 100 metres from my back door whilst walking a dog. Two children swiftly followed. I’m still a little stunned by the pace of it now.
Fifty Years of Fear book was started a long time ago but parenthood and then after working in sales management all my life, i randomly spent four years as a prison officer. Ironically it was the four a.m. feed which gave me the opportunity to finish the book as unable to get back to sleep I completed it in the early morning hours.
I’ve now written five further books. My second book, The Boy Inside, was picked up by a publisher, and Lazy Blood is also out. All my books are thought provoking, and told with a sense of humour. Reading the reviews has been great.
The first three books are stand alone, however, some of the characters cross over, and you can see how at times, their lives overlap.
Abel’s Revenge is something a bit different. It’s a modern day love story set against the backdrop of an escalating serial killer. There’s a whodunnit element to it, and some smiles along the way.
Shadows of Regret was inspired by my time on the women’s side of the jail in Peterborough, and analyses the close relationship between victim and villain. You won’t have read a book like it.
I hope you enjoy reading them.
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