Left Hanging by Maria Frankland
• Paperback : 300 pages
• ISBN-10 : 1916224857
• Product Dimensions : 13.97 x 1.91 x 21.59 cm
• ISBN-13 : 978-1916224858
• Publisher : Autonomy Press (16 Sept. 2020)
Two’s company in a marriage. How do you cope when there’s three?
Ed and Kerry Huntington-Barnes have an idyllic life, with their five-year-old twins, successful careers, a luxurious house and an affluent lifestyle. Yet the secrets they’re harbouring force their separation. Kerry is fighting her own demons, amongst which is the knowledge that she is the wrong gender for her husband to ever truly love her.
Parallel to this is the death of a local man, Russell Lawson, which affects both Ed and Kerry in different ways. Will his widow Davina, and the other shadows that surround their separation and Russell’s death, destroy their lives, and their sons’ lives even further?
This is a story that portrays the darkness that can exist inside marriage and the hatred that can linger amongst families that are supposed to love each other.
Left Hanging by Maria Frankland is a great novel. An absolute page turner. Fair warning, if you read this one late at night, don’t expect to get any sleep.
Maria Frankland‘s writing is just wonderful. I loved the alternating perspectives of the characters and thought it was really well written. No confusion, each character felt different.
Twists and turns await you behind the cover. You’ll think you have it worked out, but then another twist will come. It kept me on my toes.
*I received a free copy of this book from Random Things Tours in exchange for an honest review on the blog tour. All opinions are my own and unbiased.*
Maria Frankland’s life began at 40 when she escaped an unhappy marriage and began making a living from her own writing and becoming a teacher of creative writing.
The rich tapestry of life with all its turbulent times has enabled her to pour experience, angst and lessons learned into the writing of her novels and poetry.
She recognises that the darkest places can exist within family relationships and this is reflected in the domestic thrillers she writes.
She is a ‘born ‘n’ bred’ Yorkshirewoman, a mother of two and has recently found her own ‘happy ever after’ after marrying again.
Still in her forties, she is now going to dedicate the rest of her working life to writing books and inspiring other writers to also achieve their dreams too!
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