Baker has led us to the water again, and with an atmospheric and chilling read. Where all is not what it seems.
As we are drip fed the information from various perspectives which work like water torture.
The characterisation and voices were clear and extremely well portrayed regardless of age or gender.
There were a cast of characters, and they were not always likeable, but relatable, and without giving too much away, Maude's was one of the most heart-breaking, but extremely well written characters that I have read. The author I feel had a personal insight whether through work or closer to home with a similar character, and she really pulled my heart strings.
Her Dark Retreat is a story which has a blanket of suppression surrounding it, which kept me feeling antsy and wanting to reveal the storyline quicker.
The pace was superbly suspenseful and highly addictive. I found the setting to be as chilling as the storyline and was emersed from start to end.
Born in Middlesbrough too many years ago to mention, J. A. Baker developed a deep appreciation of literature and reading from a young age after being introduced to it by her parents. Weekly visits to the library were the norm and after being handed a collection of Edgar Allen Poe stories by her father, her love for the darker side of fiction slowly grew. She is an avid reader of all books but is drawn in particular, to psychological thrillers.
After many rejections (too many to mention!) her debut novel, Undercurrent, was published by Bloodhound Books in March 2017 and made it into the top 100 Amazon chart in both the UK and Canada. She is currently putting the finishing touches to her third novel and working on her fourth one.
J. A. Baker has four grown up children and lives in a village on the outskirts of Darlington with her husband Richard, and Theo, their barking mad dog.
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