In Her Footsteps by Ruth Harrow

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One night changes her life forever… But the past won’t let her go…

Harriet is trapped in an unhappy marriage to her abusive husband, Dan. She dreams of a life where she does not have to live in constant fear. One night, she finally summons the courage and makes the life-changing decision to leave him behind for good. She leaves with only a suitcase and a closely-guarded box she is terrified of anyone discovering…

Eighteen-months on, Harriet has her freedom. Or does she? She is living her lifelong dream of running a successful art gallery. She should be happy, but things are not what they appear. Her perfect world is plagued by crippling anxiety and disturbing nightmares. Dark secrets from her past threaten to tear her new world apart.

Why is she so terrified of her own family finding her? Can she ever truly escape the past?

Soon, Harriet will learn that running from her worst fears is a dangerous mistake and one that will have deadly consequences.

 

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Well Plotted, Well Written and WOW!!! 225

This is a stunning read and for a debut novel it’s quite astounding. Every time you get comfortable with the storyline, the perception changes . . .

Harriet is wife to a controlling, abusive man who thinks he is perfect and when she ‘disappoints’ him, he punishes her. But the worm is about to turn .. Harriet is planning her escape. We follow their marriage long enough to understand the dreadful life she has and to cheer silently that she is planning to run.

I’m not fond of domestic abuse books, usually because I find the actual violence to be the main focus and I’m really not keen on graphic reads. However, this is a very cleverly written novel which relays the fear and dread of the abused and the cockiness of the abuser in his belief that he is always right. The psychological fear is far worse than any physical injuries can ever be and as the story unfolds, twists, turns and twists and turns again the reader is left with an understanding far greater than any horror story can convey.

This is not a book to believe everything you read .. perception and reality have a wide gap between them and this is definitely one to keep you on your toes! Ruth Harrow is extremely smart and accomplished at her trade and I never want to miss any of her future novels!

My grateful thanks to the author for my copy. This is my honest, original and unbiased review.

Tags: psychological thriller

 

 

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2643.0 KB
  • Print Length: 308 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Publication Date: 1 January 2018

 

 

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This is Ruth Harrow’s debut novel

 

 

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