The book was quite electrifying and I got goosebumps while reading it. Ruth was the secretary to the principal at the school her 8 year old son was studying in. She saw a man Rob dropping his family and realized he was her one night stand who had ghosted her. He had lied. He was not single, he had a family. Stunned by the betrayal and an apology to his wife for the deed done, Ruth thought the matter was sorted. But the games were just beginning…
Threatening letters and notes, slashed tires, son being bullied with night terrors and panic attacks, her cake business being run to the ground, the ex fighting for the custody of their son, Ruth had reached her limits, with no support from anyone. Then she pushed back with all her might, using any means, legal or illegal.
My first book by Zoe Lea saw me reading this book with a horrified, fearful expression wondering what would be the end result. The book not only told me Ruth’s story, but there were letters from the prison which befuddled me completely. Who was in the prison?
The writing kept me so twisted that I couldn’t believe some of the things that were happening. The moms in the PTA were a scary lot, and they seemed to be baying for her blood. Absolutely shocking!! To the point, Ruth slept with a knife under the pillow. The way Zoe had written this story, I could feel myself standing next to Ruth watching it all happen.
Each chapter and each event including the drastic actions taken by Ruth chilled my soul. I could feel fear rising in me trying to stifle me. Who went too far in the story is something I would leave you to decide when you read the book.
I had no time to think about my niggles because each incident kept shocking me further. I was left speechless by the time I reached the end. How far would a mother go to protect her child? Far… Believe me, very, very far. After reading this book, I am of the opinion that she would go scarily far, using any means necessary. Whew!!
I received an ARC from NetGalley and publisher and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!! STRICTLY HONEST AND UNBIASED.
When single mum Ruth has a brief fling with Rob, she’s mortified to discover that he lied to her. He lied to her, because he’s married. Worse still, he’s the husband of Janine, head of the PTA at the primary school where Ruth works as secretary, and when the truth of their fling is discovered, Ruth suddenly has a lot of enemies at the school gates.
Threatening texts begin to arrive, rumours abound and the staff room becomes hostile. But when it also starts to affect her son, a student at the school, Ruth realises you can do anything if you convince yourself it’s for the sake of your child.
Publication Date: 4th June 2019
Publisher: Little Brown Books Group UK
oooh! I am going to read this. 😀
This was so twisted and the ending scared me completely… Shocker. Hope you like it too
🙂 let me see if it’s available on KU.
I hope you get it
Thanks Nicki♥️ how you doing?
Good thanks 🙂
Woot – your reviews make me want everything
I hope you read this… It is really twisted… Scary women
Wow this sounds like such a thrill! Excellent review, you really make me curious about this one now!
Thank you so much Inge. This was one twisted story
I find it amazing that a man commits adultery and it’s generally the woman that pays the price!
Great review, Shalini.
Always that is the norm. Thank you so much ❤️… Here women are absolutely bitchy…. Scared me
I can’t wait until this gets released in the US!!
I hope you enjoy it as much as it. It is twisted
Why do you have to be so good at selling a book to me? Great review as always!!😊
Aww thank you this was sooo good almost scarily good
Hopefully I will actually read it and not forget about it like I do so many other books that I’ve added to my Goodreads TBR.
Ooh this sounds GOOD!!! Definitely adding this twisty book, Shalini! 💕
This was scarily twisted. I Was incredulous while reading it
alright! so glad to see you enjoyed this one so much–that’s what we live for, huh?
Yp twisted books 😂🤪
Great review!! 😀
Thank you Dee ♥️
Scary twists. Thank you ❤️
I love books with scary twists! Thanks for sharing this! 🙂
Woohoo then you would love this
I am so curious about this one. So glad you enjoyed it so much. Great review!
Oh, I love when a book is so captivating I have no time for the niggles. And yeah, a mother would go seriously far for her kids – in all terms of courage, violence, or anything else they wouldn’t do otherwise.
Thank you so much Jina.. This was twisted
Excellent review, Shalini💜 Looking forward to the US release.
This was so scary… Twisted till the end
I have high expectations for this book so I’m delighted you loved it! I trust your opinion! Fabulous review! xx
Oooh this was so unexpected.. I was scared by the repercussions. I am sure you are gonna enjoy this one
My goodness, three 5-star books in a row! Another for my TBR. Where’s the BE? 😛 <3
I am sizzling baby,.. My erotica is no longer buried… 😂 😂
So many new authors to me, such wonderful reviews, Mount TBR is going to topple. A book that moved so swiftly you didn’t have time to register your niggles, sounds like a winner.
This was astounding… Till the last line I couldn’t believe it. A new author for me.
I looked and it is not available yet in Canada, but I will be watching for this one.