Published by Bloodhound Books, 27/7/17 available at present in E format and Paperback.
The beginning of Till the Dust Settles was intense and within the first few pages I was hooked, really invested in the character Lucie.
Who is Lucie? What life is she running away from?
She took an opportunity and literally ran from it.
There then was a real sense of better the devil you know, the more you read, the more you wanted to keep reading!
Pat brought an interesting character in to a situation that due to it's reality gave the book strength, plausibility, and what if? While giving us a fictional take, the clever placement of the beginning events woke up the horror of what happened on 9/11 and took me back to when I just stood watched, shocked and shaking my head with disbelief.
Pat used these events with sensitivity to weave her characters story around survival.
A superb debut novel that had my heart in my mouth many times.
I found it an extremely well written debut, that was an intense read, where peoples lives are at the centre and survival is the game.