Written by Jenny Morton Potts
How far would you go to save a life?
On golden Mediterranean sands, maverick doctor Scott Langbrook falls recklessly in love with his team leader, Fiyori Maziq. If only that was the extent of his falling, but Scott descends into the hellish clutches of someone much more sinister.
‘Just’ is a story of love and loss, of terror and triumph. Set in idyllic Cambridge and on the shores of the Med and Cornwall, our characters fight for their very lives on land and at sea.
An unforgettable novel which goes to the heart of our catastrophic times, and seeks salvation.
Tightly Plotted and Skilfully Crafted!
Having reached the end of this one, I’m stunned. Shockingly good, completely unexpected and, without a doubt, quite brilliant!
Fiyori Maziq is the team leader of a group of medics who deal with dead refugees washed up on the shores of the med – refugees who have paid dearly for their passage without ever reaching their intended destination. Scott Langbrook, under her charge also falls under her spell and pursues her romantically. What results from this is mind-blowing and – it has to be said – quite unlike any other novel I’ve read!
I tend to take books as they come and enjoy the moment; ‘Just’ pulled me in to a smooth love story but I was fooled. This is a thriller of the highest calibre. I now understand more of the trade in transporting unsuspecting refugees eager to get to a better life and of the perils they face along their journey. I’m not going to give away the basis of the thrilling part of this story – it’s something which each reader has to experience for themselves but there are many twists along the way in this tightly plotted story and it would be impossible not to get drawn in emotionally. This is a skilfully crafted novel with sleight of hand misdirection employed perfectly. When the penny dropped I found my mouth hanging open in awe and wonder – and, it has to be said – complete admiration for the aplomb with which the author pulled it off! Would I recommend it? You bet I would. This is worth so much more that the five plump glittering stars I can award it and my only regret is that now that I’ve read it, I’ll never experience it for the first time again!
My grateful thanks to the author for my arc copy with no expectations of a return. This is my honest, original and unbiased review.
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 3413 KB
- Print Length: 348 pages
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Publication Date: 14 June 2018
- Purchase Links: Amazon UK
- Amazon US
Meet the Author
Jenny is a novelist, screenplay writer and playwright. After a series of ‘proper jobs’, she realised she was living someone else’s life and escaped to Gascony to make gîtes. Knee deep in cement and pregnant, Jenny was happy. Then autism and a distracted spine surgeon wiped out the order. Returned to wonderful England, to write her socks off.
Jenny would like to see the Northern Lights but worries that’s the best bit and should be saved till last. Very happily, and gratefully, settled with family.
She tries not to take herself too seriously.