Patricia Dixon was born in Manchester where she still lives with her husband. They have two grown up children and one grandson, plus the company of a lazy bulldog.
Ignoring her high school reports and possibly sound advice from teachers, Patricia shunned the world of academia and instead, stubbornly pursued a career in fashion. Once the sparkle of London life wore off she returned north and embarked on a new adventure, that of motherhood.
Now, almost thirty years later she has acquiesced to the wise words of her elders and turned her hand to writing. Patricia has written five novels set in the Loire and then, in complete contrast, a much darker story of psychological suspense.
She is currently writing her next book, a murderous tale set in the sixties and if she’s not at her desk Patricia loves to read historical fiction or attempts recipes that look great on television but not necessarily her plate. And when the penny jar is full she cashes in her coins and heads to France, the lure of red wine and escapism equalled only by the pursuance of her dream job, writing for a living.
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Let me state that I am not really a fan of first person narrative in a book. In this case it works as Freya basically is writing a memoir of what happened to her. First person is a bit offputting at times and I do think a third person could have also worked.
This book gave me the creeps up to the end. Kane is a manipulative bastard but it seemed that always the worst was how he treated his girlfriend. He seemed to snuff the life out of her and it was a surprise that you will see how she turns out.
While this book deals with a young and naive girl in her twenties at first it shows just how naive people can be to a pretty package. It goes on her lifes journey and if she could escape this person.
Many people go through abusive relationships some mental and some physical. This was both and I hope that any who read this book that are in a situation like this can and will get the proper help they needed.
Character Freya kind of annoyed me as she seemed too naive and always wanting to please her new boyfriend Kane. Where was this girls respect for herself. She had it all and her parents would have helped her with his issue.
Instead she became this isolated person who didn’t see the signs until it was almost too late. Before people get upset I have been through mental abuse in a relationship before and I know that it’s not hard to break away. What annoyed me is she had no self worth at all instead breaking up with someone to fall for Kane.
People need to trust their instincts at times and let there heart take a backseat as most know if someone is bad for them. Jealousy and controlling nature is one such thing.
As I said this creeper me out enough that I almost couldn’t finish the book as it was a little to close to home in some areas. Well done to the author.