No Body. No Crime. No Time.
Can you ever escape your past?
Fresh out of prison, Jess Strickland has just six months’ probation to serve until she’s free to get on with the life, she left behind 4 years ago.
With few options available, Jess takes a job at Bright’s’, an industrial laundry company alongside other ex-cons, all eager to keep their noses clean.
Here she finds an ally in Karla but soon learns her new boss Terry, is not all he seems.
Realising she’s no safer on the outside Jess refuses to be a victim any longer.
How far will she go to avoid going back to prison?
Praise for Gemma Rogers:
‘A brilliant thriller from an exciting new voice. Stalker had me on the edge of my seat’ Kerry Barnes
‘An atmospheric, taut thriller which keeps you hooked from the first page. An exceptional debut.’Jacqui Rose
‘A beautifully written edge-of-your-seat thriller that had me guessing right until the end.’ Dreda Say Mitchell
When I first read the description for this book I knew instantly that I just had to read it!. This book grasped my attention right from the start, and I found it impossible to put down at the best of times…. I read this book in one day!.
In this book we meet Jess, who – after serving a four year prison sentence – returns to her hometown to work out her probation period in an Industrail laundry company alongside other ex-convicts. It soon becomes apparent that all is not quite as it seems. When her parole officer keeps bringing in girls who all have a similar look, they soon realise it is all for the pleasure of the business owner.
Karla – a fellow ex-con begins to show a lot of interest In Jess, and as the story progresses Karla’s secrets are brought to light, as well as Jess’s freedom being put at risk.
This book was a page turner from beginning to end. The story was plotted to perfection, with the level of suspense building at the perfect speed throughout, keeping you hooked until the very end. The characters were brought to life brilliantly, with their own unique characteristics that added so many levels to this incredible story.
Gemma’s writing style is truly brilliant, and really does take the reader on a journey, one of which certainly had my heart racing at times. I found myself fully invested in this story and the outcomes of each characters actions.
Perfectly paced, full of suspense and a storyline that keeps the reader hooked. This is without a doubt a must read for 2021!.
About the Author:
Gemma Rogers lives in West Sussex with her husband, two daughters and beloved bulldog. Her love of writing began in her early teenage years, inspired by hours spent buried in Point Horror, Richard Laymon and Christopher Pike with the occasional Judy Blume thrown in for good measure. Other passions include movies – horrors especially (who doesn’t love a good scare), bulldog walks, swimming and anything involving cake. Her debut novel Stalker was released on the 10th September 2019, quickly followed by Payback in January 2020, and Reckless in May 2020. All are standalone titles. Bad Girls is due to be published January 2021. Gemma is currently working on Book Five. Follow her on: Twitter @gemmarogers79 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GemmaRogersAuthor Website: http://www.gemmarogersauthor.co.uk
I would like to thank Rachel at Rachel’s random resources, Gemma Roger’s, and Bold wood Books for Providing me with an ARC of this book in return for my honest review.