The cover draws you in, it is dark, it is mysterious, it is one I would proudly display on my bookshelf.
If ever there was a more apt title for a book! An impossible Dilemma faces Victoria and Johnathan.
If the situation isn't hard enough for the Lyons, as said in the blurb " An unfortunate twist of fate" Johnathan is killed in a farming accident.
Netta then heats up the psychological thriller element of this book, which is an extremely uncomfortable read, at the same time you are drawn in and absorbed into the family and the storylines are irresistibly addictive.
I got a real sense of the issues, how they were going to be over come medically, then BAM! WOW, Not expecting that, then a few pages on again, oh no!
Netta has a unique style of writing where you think you know where the story is going and you are on your reading journey, then woosh, you are diverted before you have realised. My heart was in my mouth at times, I asked what I would do as a mother.
The characters were plentiful, but extremely well portrayed.
Although it is a difficult subject to read about and there are some really dark pieces of narrative, and description it is an easy read, that grips you, churns your stomach, but leaves you wanting to read more by this author.
I read this book a few years ago, when it came out and it was before I realised the importance of reviewing, so I was honoured when asked to blog tour for the re release, and am so pleased to have been given the chance to share my thoughts. It has been a story that once asked, I was oh yes, this happened, and that...was it the one with...now I am unsure how many books I have read in the time between, but you know the strength of a good storyline when you can recall it so well.
Read this, it is a fantastic dark story with moral dilemmas as well as impossible dilemmas.
Netta Newbound, originally from Manchester, England, now lives in New Zealand with her husband Paul and their boxer dog Alfie. She has three grown-up children and three delicious grandchildren.
As a child, Netta was plagued by a wild imagination, often getting in trouble for making up weird and wonderful stories. Yet she didn't turn her attention to writing until after her children had grown and left home.
Although she mostly writes psychological thriller novels, all of which consistently rank highly in the best seller categories, she has also written several non-fiction books with a close friend and fellow author under the names of Sandra Rose & Jeanette Simone.