“Sometimes the past comes back to haunt you.
Louise Leighton’s life has fallen apart, all because of one fateful night. Her husband is an adulterer, her sister is his mistress, and soon, Louise will lose everything she owns. But she never imagined she would lose her daughter.
Eighteen-year-old Brooke Leighton is missing. It’s up to Louise and the Metropolitan Police to find her. Has Brooke run away? Or has she been taken against her will? And can Louise aid the investigation without mentioning the night where all of her troubles began?
If she mentions that night, she will incriminate her daughter for heinous crimes. But if she doesn’t, she may never find Brooke; and if she has been abducted, the person who took her may come for Louise, too.
Sometimes the past comes back to kill you.”
I am delighted to be part of the Anything For Her blog tour today. Many thanks to Jack Jordan for asking me to participate. Anything For Her is Jack’s debut novel with his second, My Girl, published in July 2016.
The sense of foreboding in this book is spine tingling. As soon as you start reading you know that something about these characters, something they’ve done, is catastrophic. From start to finish my heart rate increased by a few beats a minutes and I felt tense, waiting…
Louise Leighton’s life is falling apart. Everything that can go wrong is, and it’s going wrong with bells on it! Her husband has been cheating on her, with her sister. Her husband is about to be arrested for tax evasion and fraud (seems the husband is to blame for most of her misery!). She and her family are about to lose everything they own in order to pay her husband’s debts. But worst of all, Louise has a secret. Now her daughter is missing and deep down Louise knows it’s all because of THAT night. The night life changed forever for the Leighton family…
This book is chock full of suspense. It’s an ‘edge of your seat’ read and very hard to put down once you start (I read it in a day which is very quick for me). The only character I really warmed to was the lovely Dominic, Louise’s young son. Everyone else has a slightly sinister edge which makes it a challenge to like them. I really wanted to like Louise but she is so flawed that I failed, miserably. Plus I’m really not all that sure about her style of parenting! I’m definitely not a perfect mum myself but, oh my!
I found certain parts of the story quite creepy. There is one scene (I’m trying very hard to not give anything away for those that haven’t read it yet) where Louise wakes up in bed after a heavy night on the wine to find she is not alone. Just thinking about it now makes me shudder!
I have Jack Jordan’s new book, My Girl, to read and I’m very much looking forward to it. Even more so after reading this his debut novel. Oh, and did I mention that I’m on the blog tour for My Girl too?
Four and a half out of five stars.
Many thanks to Jack Jordan for providing me with a copy of Anything For Her in exchange for an honest review.
Jack Jordan lives in East Anglia, England. He is an introvert disguised as an extrovert, an intelligent person who can say very unintelligent things, and a self-confessed bibliomaniac with more books than sense. ‘Anything for Her’ is Jack Jordan’s debut novel.
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