No Body. No Crime. No Time.
Can you ever escape your past?
Fresh out of prison, Jess Strickland has just six months’ probation to serve until she’s free to get on with the life, she left behind 4 years ago.
With few options available, Jess takes a job at Bright’s’, an industrial laundry company alongside other ex-cons, all eager to keep their noses clean.
Here she finds an ally in Karla but soon learns her new boss Terry, is not all he seems.
Realising she’s no safer on the outside Jess refuses to be a victim any longer.
How far will she go to avoid going back to prison?
I received a copy of this book from Boldwood Books via NetGalley in return of an honest review.
This is a gritty urban thriller with believable characters and events. Jess is on probation and anxious not return to prison. Forced to work in an industrial laundry, she is pushed into an abusive environment but determined not to be a victim.
This is a suspenseful story with good use of pace. Psychological suspense and vivid crime details draw the reader into Jess’ world. The plot has unexpected twists and a dramatic conclusion.
This story has an authentic urban ethos with relatable characters and an absorbing plot.
Gemma Rogers was inspired to write gritty thrillers by a traumatic event in her own life nearly twenty years ago. Stalker is her debut novel which Boldwood will publish in September 2019 and marks the beginning of a new writing career. Gemma lives in West Sussex with her husband, two daughters and bulldog Buster.