What would you do to get justice for your family?
What an intriguing read this was. A real ‘what if?’ book to reflect on. It shows how fierce a mother’s love can be and the need to protect our young. Tammy Cohen has taken an event that no-one would wish for, and turned it into a thrill-seeking read.
‘A mother’s job is to keep her children safe.
Tess has always tried to be a good mother. Of course, there are things she wishes she’d done differently, but doesn’t everyone feel that way?
Then Emma, her youngest, is attacked on her way home from a party, plunging them into a living nightmare which only gets worse when the man responsible is set free
But what if she fails?
So when Tess sees the attacker in the street near their home, she is forced to take matters into her own hands. But blinded by her need to protect her daughter at any cost, might she end up putting her family in even greater danger?
There’s nothing she wouldn’t do to make it right…’
Your fingers will be in your mouth from the very first chapter. You are thrown straight into the story, and can feel the tension right from the beginning. There are no long, drawn out scenes in this book. You jump into the action with a ‘oh my goodness, where is this going to go?’. It is just the ticket when you want to escape the doldrums of every day life, and instead be sucked into a right old riveting read.
Stop at Nothing follows the story of Tess and Amy, mother and daughter. Amy is confused and hurting following an awful attack, and Tess feels utterly helpless as a result. How can Tess make things better? It shows that when we see red, do our better judgements lapse a little leading to some diabolical decision making? Well it certainly does in the case of Tess. I felt sorry for her as inevitably all she wanted to be able to do was protect her daughter.
Tammy has fully invested herself into creating these characters and the many emotions that are released from them. You can feel the energy that has gone into creating such an authentic read. It couldn’t have been an easy book to write, but I am so glad it has.
Stop at Nothing is up there with the top psychological thrillers, and the creepy smaller chapters really adds a side to the tale that makes it all the more interesting. It certainly captures your attention in a good way. This is is a book that will keep you on your toes, and is one that is well worthy of your time, especially with how the story plays out. I don’t want to say too much though, as I wouldn’t want to spoil it for you.
All in all, I highly recommend you adding this to your bookshelf. And now all I need to do is find the time to read some of Tammy’s back catalogue. I think I may start with ‘Someone Else’s Wedding’ and ‘Dying for Christmas’…
Special thanks to Anne Cater for inviting me onto the Blog Tour, and to Transworld for my early proof copy in all its fiery red glory.