My review for Shadows of Regret by Ross Greenwood, 5/5 stars. It also earns a Pink Quill Book Pick badge (click here for more information.)
I’ve read most of this author’s books, I love how these gritty stories show a more emotional side of people whose lives haven’t been easy. This one is slightly different, as it’s written from a woman’s point of view, but he has created a believable, realistic character every woman can relate to.
This book follows the story of Katie, newly released from prison after 16 years. We don’t know what crime she committed, or why – this is slowly revealed during the rest of the book. Greenwood is very good at creating down-to-earth characters who leave an impression on you even after you’ve finished reading, and I think he’s excelled himself in this book.
The story makes you feel all the emotions, as Katie celebrates her new-found freedom only to find she’s still in a kind of prison, bound by rules, and worse. With the added insult that no one will believe her, as she’s an ex convict.
As more and more memories come back to her, she takes matters into her own hands, determined she will decide her future and put an end to her past. Haunting and tragic, the story keeps you gripped until the very end.
As with all of Greenwood’s books, I highly recommend this.