I am thrilled to be part of the #blogtour for Ross Greenwood’s latest book Shadows of Regret, published on 20th January and available to download now. My thanks to Caroline Vincent from Bits about Books for organising the tour and sending me an advanced copy.
About the Book:
Katie committed a terrible crime. Sixteen years was the price she had to pay.
Once released from prison, she finds the world has changed. Her chances appear bleak, but Katie is a survivor.
Isolated and alone, she struggles to make sense of her new life. Starting again isn’t easy, especially after what she’s done.
Despite not feeling free or safe, Katie overcomes her fears and confronts the future. But history won’t remain forgotten.
Gradually, memories of the past are revealed. When Katie finally exposes the awful truth and sees there are others who share the blame, she must choose her path.
Will she seek redemption, or will she take revenge?
My Review: This is my first book by Ross Greenwood and I was instantly intrigued within the first chapter. Katie is being released from a 16 year prison sentence for murder, but that’s all we know at first.
The story is narrated by Katie and alternates between the past and the present day explaining how and why she ended up serving such a long prison term. We follow Katie as she struggles to adapt back into society having been incarcerated since she was 18. Now a 34 year old woman, she faces the dilemma of revenge against those who hurt her 16 years ago or moving on and trying to survive in a new town.
Shadows of Regret was a fast paced and gripping thriller and an easy read for me.
About the Author:
Ross Greenwood was born in 1973 in Peterborough and lived there until he was 20, attending The King’s School in the city. He then began a rather nomadic existence, living and working all over the country and various parts of the world.
Ross found himself returning to Peterborough many times over the years, usually, so he says “when things had gone wrong.” It was on one of these occasions that he met his partner about 100 metres from his back door whilst walking a dog. Two children swiftly followed. And, according to Ross, he is “still a little stunned by the pace of it now.”
Lazy Blood book was started a long time ago but parenthood and then four years as a prison officer got in the way. Ironically it was the four a.m. feed which gave the author the opportunity to finish the book as unable to get back to sleep he completed it in the early morning hours.
Ross Greenwood’s second book, The Boy Inside, was picked up by Bloodhound Books, and in September 2017, Fifty Years of Fear was published. The year 2018 saw the publication of his next psychological thriller, Abel’s Revenge. All his books are thought provoking, and told with a sense of humour.
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