Blurb; Film star Amelie Hart is the darling of the silver screen, appearing on the front pages of every newspaper. But at the peak of her fame she throws it all away for a regular guy with an ordinary job. The gossip columns are aghast: what happened to the woman who turned heads wherever she went?
Any hope the furore will die down are crushed when Amelie’s boyfriend Dave is arrested on charges of child sexual abuse. Dave strongly asserts his innocence, and when Amelie refuses to denounce him, the press witch hunt quickly turns into physical violence, and she has to flee the country.
While Dave is locked up with the most depraved men in the country and Amelie is hiding on the continent, Damaris, the victim at the centre of the story, is isolated – a child trying to make sense of an adult world.
My Review; Oh wow. Another belter of a book from Michael. This is a powerful, hard hitting read full of emotion. It had me believing one minute and the next, doubting myself. It’s not an easy read in parts but it’s a brilliant read. I was hooked. It was a real page turner from the first page.
I really felt for both Amelie and Dave. More so Amelie as it kind of hits her harder and in more ways than one when it wasn’t even of any her fault. I do love any books with a prison setting too so this was right up my street. Brilliantly written. Would highly recommend to you all. It also has an eye catching cover, simple but it’s a huge part to this story. Michael hasn’t let me down yet. Enjoyed it.