There are two sides to every crime…
Returning home to care for her ill mother, and approaching her fortieth birthday, Natalie Bach is devastated when she’s dumped without explanation by her long-term boyfriend.
Struggling to pick herself up, she’s offered her old job at Goldman Law. Jack Goldman’s estranged son Julian has been arrested for attempted murder and he wants Natalie to find out why.
With the help of fellow solicitor Gavin Savage, Natalie sets out to investigate, but with a series of red herrings ahead, will she ever discover the truth?
And can Natalie avoid her personal problems interfering with the case?
Oh, I really enjoyed this! A good puzzle and characters with oodles of personality!
From the very first, we’re straight into this story; Natalie Bach, recently returned from abroad to care for her sick mother, is offered a job with her old firm which she grabs with both hands. After all, they say better the devil you know, don’t they? But was it a wise move on Natalie’s part – after all, they also say you can never go backwards . . .
I’m a big fan of this author’s crime thrillers under her own name; I was warned that this was a different style of book but she has embraced this new genre very successfully indeed! We get to know Natalie very quickly and, along with her business life, we are soon up to date with her home life, her time in Spain and her family. This is the kind of read where you just keep going as there is always something happening and you’ve just got to find out why! An absolutely fantastic read which kept me glued to the pages all the way through. I’m thrilled that there is a second book in the pipeline – can’t wait! Beautifully written and a creatively skilled novel which fully earns all five glowing stars!
I purchased this book (and I’m glad I did); this is, as always, my honest, original and unbiased review.
Tags: crime suspense
- Format: ebook, paperback
- Size: 322 pages
- Publisher: Bloodhound
- Publication Date: 27 January 2020
- Links: Goodreads
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Caro Land is the pen name of Caroline England.
Born in Sheffield, Caroline studied Law at the University of Manchester and stayed over the border. Caroline was a divorce and professional indemnity lawyer. She turned to writing when she deserted the law to bring up her three lovely daughters. Caroline has had short stories and poems published in a variety of literary publications and anthologies.
Caroline writes domestic psychological thrillers. Her debut novel, BENEATH THE SKIN, known also as THE WIFE’S SECRET in eBook, was published by Avon HarperCollins in October 2017. Her second novel, MY HUSBAND’S LIES, followed in May 2018 and became a Kindle top ten bestseller. Her latest novel, BETRAY HER, published by Piatkus of Little, Brown Book Group, is now available as an eBook, audiobook and paperback.
Caroline has two dark, twisty short story collections available on Amazon, both in eBook and paperback, WATCHING HORSEPATS FEED THE ROSES and HANGED BY THE NECK.
Caroline also writes under the pen name Caro Land. Her first Natalie Bach legal suspense, CONVICTIONS, was published by Bloodhound Books in January 2020. The follow up, CONFESSIONS, will publish in June 2020.