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Review by Suze
Anna loves her daughter Joni very much and will do anything to protect her. When during a walk on the beach a crazy teenager named Elliot attacks them Anna fatally injures him by accident. At first the police let the matter go and Anna is free of charge, but when the autopsy of the body brings something that is much darker and more complex to light people start turning against her. Anna and Joni aren't safe in their own home any longer, but where can they go?
Anna receives strange messages from someone who's claiming to be a serial killer her father tried to catch many years ago. The police don't believe her and Anna starts doubting herself and her own motives. She might lose all she holds dear, but she finds unexpected support as well. Jamie, Elliot's brother, is there for Anna whenever she needs support and together they try to find out more about the mysterious messages. Can Anna trust him and will she find out who's actually behind those creepy emails or will she be blamed for everything and go to jail?
No Turning Back is a gripping book about a woman who's life is being ruined because she was at the wrong place at the wrong time. Anna lives in a small town, so news spreads quickly and soon people don't want to have anything to do with her. My heart was aching for her. She's a gentle and caring person and doesn't deserve any of it. She takes more responsibility for her actions than she should and she tries to make things right. I found that an admirable quality. Because I liked her to much and wanted to find out what actually happened her story kept me glued to my seat.
Tracy Buchanan has written an intense and emotional story. She kept surprising me with unexpected twists and turns and the ending is fantastic. I read this book in one sitting, I was hooked from the start. Tracy Buchanan has a compelling way of writing. She manages to draw you into her story from the first sentence and she doesn't let you go until the last. Her stories are moving, multi-layered and intriguing. I loved this book from beginning to end and highly recommend it.