I am over the moon to be one of today’s stops on Caroline Mitchell’s Witness blog tour! If you’re a fan of psychological thrillers and you haven’t read this book yet, I highly recommend that you do!!
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer (20th December 2016)
Wow! This is an awesome psychological thriller!
Having read and enjoyed Paranormal Intruder and Love You To Death by Caroline Mitchell, I was very much looking forward to reading Witness and I absolutely loved it!
Becky is married to a lovely man and they have a beautiful daughter together. Her life couldn’t be more different to 10 years previously when her testimony sent her partner at the time, Solomon, to prison. She hopes more than anything that her past is firmly behind her, but when she learns that Solomon has been released she can’t help looking over her shoulder and it isn’t long before he makes his presence known.
Rebecca met the seemingly charming Solomon at a time in her life when she was particularly vulnerable. Her beloved mother was dying of cancer and Rebecca was struggling to imagine her life without her. When she met Solomon it seemed like he was totally meant to be what she needed to move on with her life and be happy (her mother’s dying wish for her). He soon starts to reveal his true colours though.
The story is told mainly from Becky’s point of view, between the present day and through her journal entries, written at the time of her relationship with Solomon. As the reader, Solomon’s controlling behaviour is very obvious from that start, but Rebecca just sees a kind, caring man who is looking after her as she grieves for her mother. She has no idea just what kind of man she is involved with until his behaviour escalates and she starts to fear for her safety. She is finally free of him when her testimony sees him convicted of murder. That is until he is released. He’s had 10 long years to plan his revenge and he’s looking forward to making Rebecca play his game!
Witness is an immensely tense and creepy read. Imagine receiving a text like this: “Fail to respond and you get hurt. Talk to police and you die. Ready to play? You have sixty seconds to decide…..”
Becky knows exactly what Solomon is capable of and feels she has no other choice but to play along, if she is to keep her family safe. But where will it end? Can she really stand by and watch innocent people getting hurt?
How far would you go to protect those you love?
A terrifying story with a shocking conclusion! Brilliant!
Many thanks to the author and publisher for my Kindle copy via Netgalley and to Caroline Mitchell for inviting me to take part in her fabulous blog tour! 🙂
To Rebecca it was a brave decision that led to her freedom from domestic abuse. To Solomon it was the ultimate betrayal.
It’s been ten years since Rebecca’s testimony saw Solomon locked away. Enough time for the nightmares to recede, the nerves to relax; enough time to rebuild her life and put the past behind her.
Then one day a phone rings in her bedroom—but it’s not her phone. Solomon has been in her home, and has a very simple message for her: for each of the ten years he has spent in jail, Rebecca must witness a crime. And, to make matters worse, she has to choose the victims.
Fail to respond and you get hurt. Talk to police and you die. Ready to play? You have sixty seconds to decide…
As the crimes grow more severe, the victims closer to home, Rebecca is forced to confront a past she had hoped was gone forever.
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About the author:
A former police detective, Caroline has worked in CID and specialised in roles dealing with vulnerable victims, high risk victims of domestic abuse, and serious sexual offences. Originally from Ireland, Caroline lives with her family in a pretty village on the coast of Essex. She now writes full time.
Published by Bookouture, her DC Knight crime thriller series reached the number one position in the Amazon crime charts. Love You To Death, the first in her new series featuring DS Ruby Preston, was published on 11th November 2016.
Her new psychological thriller, Witness, was published with Thomas & Mercer on 20th December 2016.
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