Stop At Nothing – Tammy Cohen


About the book:

A mother’s job is to keep her children safe.

Tess has always tried to be a good mother. Of course, there are things she wishes she’d done differently, but doesn’t everyone feel that way?

Then Emma, her youngest, is attacked on her way home from a party, plunging them into a living nightmare which only gets worse when the man responsible is set free

But what if she fails?

So when Tess sees the attacker in the street near their home, she is forced to take matters into her own hands. But blinded by her need to protect her daughter at any cost, might she end up putting her family in even greater danger?

There’s nothing she wouldn’t do to make it right . . .

About the Author: 

Tammy Cohen (who previously wrote under her formal name Tamar Cohen) has a growing backlist of acclaimed novels of domestic noir including:The Mistress’s Revenge, The War of the Wives, and Someone Else’s Wedding.

Her break-out psychological suspense thriller was The Broken, followed by Dying for Christmas, First One Missing and When She Was Bad.

She lives in North London with her partner and three (nearly) grown children, plus one badly behaved dog.

My Review:

There is no doubt in my mind that Tammy Cohen is one of the best writers of psychological thrillers and I was thrilled to be asked to take part in the blogtour for her latest book STOP AT NOTHING.

Once again the author has weaved a clever, gripping and twisty tale which captures the readers imagination and takes us on a journey full of fear, dread and tension.  Tess is a divorced mother of 2 girls, struggling to cope with everything including her redundancy, the side effects of the menopause, her husband abandoning her, her eldest daughter refusing to speak to her and her aged parents living with dementia miles away.

When her 15 year old daughter Emma is attacked on the way home from a party Tess’ turbulent world is tipped upside and her “Mother’s Instinct” goes into overdrive to protect her family and get justice against the alleged attacker.

There were so many aspects and layers in this book which gave added depth in particular watching Tess’ parents dealing with her mothers dementia and her father struggling to be the full time carer but refusing to put her mum in a home; the anger and feelings of betrayal when her husband leaves her for another women; coping with the often embarrassing and difficult side effects of the menopause, the shame and desperation to reconnect with her eldest daughter and being made redundant from a job she adored after so many years.  All these aspects made STOP AT NOTHING more than just the regular psychological thriller.

Throughout the book the reader experiences a sense of dread and we know something or someone isn’t quite what it seems, but I wasn’t able to put my finger on who or why until the end.  Another cracking and twisty thriller from Tammy Cohen.  Recommended.

My thanks to Anne Cater of Random Things Tours for the invitation to join the blogtour and the publishers and Netgalley for my copy of the book.  Please check out the rest of the tour below:


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