From the moment they meet one December day there’s something between Charlotte Taylor and her brother’s best friend, Tom Farley. But Tom’s already taken and Charlie has to let him go…
It’s another five years before their paths cross again only a secret from the past forces Charlie to make a choice. She promises herself she’ll never look back…
The years pass and Charlie moves on with her life but she can never forget Tom. He’s always there whispering ‘What if?’.
Can Charlie leave the life she has built for one last chance with Tom? Or is the one that got away not really the one at all…?
I'm surprised that over 60% of reviews here are 4 or 5 *.
For me this was only an ok book. Perhaps because I found the main character weak and dwelling too much on "what if" rather than being thankful for what she had. I persevered with it but it won't encourage me to seek out other books from this author.
Strangers by C.L. Taylor
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Ursula, Gareth and Alice have never met before. Ursula thinks she killed the love of her life. Gareth’s been receiving strange postcards. And Alice is being stalked. None of them are used to relying on others – but when the three strangers’ lives unexpectedly collide, there’s only one thing for it: they have to stick together. Otherwise, one of them will die.
Three strangers, two secrets, one terrifying evening. This novel will keep you guessing until the end.
I love a good thriller and this book did not disappoint. From the opening scenes to the back stories of the main characters and then the revelations I could not stop turning the pages.
Kerry Hayes is single mum, living on a tough south London estate. She provides for her son by cleaning houses she could never hope to afford. Taken into care as a child, Kerry cannot ever forget her past.
Noah Martineau is a successful barrister with a beautiful wife, daughter and home in fashionable Primrose Hill. Adopted as a child, Noah always looks forward, never back.
When Kerry reaches out to the sibling she lost on the day they were torn apart as children, she sets in motion a chain of events that will have life-changing consequences for them both.Have your tissue box handy.
Seriously, have tissues to hand as this book will make you cry but it's also uplifting. I couldn't put it down.
Heavenfield by L.J. Ross
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
When a man is found dead at the remote church of Heavenfield, DCI Ryan is the only other person for miles around. The police have no weapon, no motive and no other suspects.
Already suspended from Northumbria CID, Ryan must fight to clear his name. But soon, more than his career is at stake when prominent members of the mysterious ‘Circle’ begin to die. Somebody wants Ryan’s name to be next on the coroner’s list and to survive he must unmask the devil who walks among them – before it is too late.
Unfortunately for Ryan, the devil looks just like everybody else…
Murder and mystery are peppered with romance and humour in this fast-paced crime whodunnit from LJ Ross, set amidst the spectacular Northumbrian landscape.
Another in the DCI Ryan Mysteries which I enjoyed. Some loose ends from the previous books tied up and nice development of the main characters. Interested to see where the story heads next.