Tuesday 8 February 2022

๐Ÿ“– Book Review ~ The Woman at No.13 by C K Williams

One More Chapter

My thanks to the publisher for my copy of this book

She told you her secret. Now she’s dead and it’s your fault…

As the local doctor, Kate O'Leary has the respect of her community, after all she's helped generations of those in need.

But then a teenage patient is murdered. And her blood is found in Kate's house.

Her neighbours turn against her and rumours start to spread. Alone and under arrest, Kate turns to the one person who can help. But she knows that even an official verdict can mean nothing if those looking for revenge find you guilty.

Kate knows she's not a killer. But if it's not her, then who? And finding the truth might be the only way to stay alive..

๐Ÿ“– My Review..

When we first meet her, local GP Kate O' Leary has been arrested on suspicion of the murder of  a teenage girl whose body has been found in horrific circumstances. Whilst Kate protests her innocence there are people in the small Irish village  of  Annacairn who assume that she is guilty and set about trying to prove it. With limited friends Kate is at the mercy of a group of vigilantes who are determined to wreck revenge.

With wide ranging themes covering abortion, LGBTQ, loneliness, and fatal attraction there is more than enough to keep in the story bubbling along although there were times when I felt the dialogue was a little bit awkward and I had to suspend belief on more than one occasion, but hey, this is fiction and overall the book kept my attention.

The Woman at No.13 is a suspenseful thriller with an array of characters who, whilst largely unlikable, do give the story a dark and, quite sinister, edginess.

Best read with ...A knickerbocker glory with crystallized pecans

About the Author

C K Williams has lived in the United States, Canada, Australia and Paris and is a regular visitor to the UK. When not teaching creative writing at Bonn University, Williams loves to cook (and bake). More often that not, you will be able to find Williams on a train flitting to and fro in Europe or the United Kingdom, realising that she had once again forgotten to bring lunch, and proceeding to buy all the croissants that live in Bruxelles Midi.

Twitter @0neMoreChapter_ #TheWomanatNo13



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