Yet another amazing June release! This also happens to be an upcoming #CJSReads2017 title selection 🙂
NO TURNING BACK by Tracy Buchanan – releasing June 13th, 2017
My Thoughts: 4/5 stars!
I’m definitely guilty of wanting this book for its cover. Have you seen those colors? But the tagline on the cover also had my attention: “How far would you go to protect your child?” Color me intrigued! NO TURNING BACK was my introduction to Tracy Buchanan, and I wasn’t disappointed.
Anna Graves has had her entire life turned upside down. A new mother returning to work while trying to get acclimated to her new schedule of late nights and early mornings, and to top it all off, her husband has just left her. The stress is beginning to take over. Then one day, every mother’s worst nightmare happens. Anna and her daughter are going for a walk on the beach when she’s attacked by a teenager. Letting her instincts kick in, Anna reacts to protect her new baby.
Everything begins to spiral out of control after the teenager dies from the sustained injuries. While the police believed Anna’s story, the autopsy results come back to reveal much more sinister motives. It is discovered that Elliot was poisoned before his death, but there’s something significant about this poison, it’s the same one that was used by The Ophelia Killer. Twenty years ago, the town was tormented by a murderer that targeted young teenage boys and was known as The Ophelia Killer. After the assault, Anna receives a chilling message from someone signed “TOK” – in the email are details about the poison and what happened to Elliot.
The police won’t help her find The Ophelia Killer, and everyone begins turning on her. The media frenzy turns on her and so do her friends and colleagues. The only person that will help her search for justice, Jamie, Elliot’s brother. No one is safe with TOK on the loose.
Anna’s mental state deteriorates throughout this book as she tries to stop The Ophelia Killer and we go on that ride with her. It was a fast paced read and it didn’t stop. It grabbed me and kept my attention throughout. Tracy Buchanan did a great job with the characters – very well-developed and relatable. Anna is a mother through and through. While she isn’t perfect, her number one priority is her daughter and keeping her safe.
If you want an easy to read, quick thriller with some intertwining stories, then you’ll definitely want to pick this one up! How far would you go to protect those you love?
A big thanks to Crooked Lane Books for the copy in exchange for my honest review.
Is anyone else looking forward to this one??