The Safe Place by LA Larkin was a little slow to lure me in but before I knew it I was hooked. Larkin offers two strong female leads – both likeable and complex but very different women in very different places in their lives.
The last four have been released in pretty quick succession over the past couple of years, which keeps me happy, as Croft authors the kinds of psychological thrillers that are my reading bread and butter.
Where would authors be without screwed-up childhoods? They’re usually to blame for serial killers or long-buried secrets as well as the old favourites… justice and revenge.
And I must admit two-thirds of the books I read involve some sort of childhood incident which impacts on lives many many years after it’s occurred.
Sleep Sister by Laura Elliot is one such book.