What I Did – Kate Bradley

Stars: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

This story is focused around Lisa, who is running from her child’s father, taking her child – Jack – with her. Finding a remote house, she thinks they are safe. Surely there, where they are seemingly alone, they won’t be found?

Now, though, Lisa must start to face the very thing she has run to escape from. Her little boy is all that matters to her and it is him she ultimately wants to protect; it’s why she is risking everything. To survive though, she is going to have to face someone she loved – or, if she’s honest, still loves – and someone who knows who she really is and what’s she is capable of.

What lengths will she go to in order to protect her family?

This was a fast-paced book which has an exhilarating opening which hooks you straight in. I loved the way that the chapters went between ‘then’ and ‘now’; it helps to keep the reader engrossed in the life of Lisa and her son, as well as filling in the background and revealing what you need to know just when the author wants you to! Despite the time change, though, it wasn’t too complex to follow.

Lisa is embroiled in dangerous situations – not only when she runs away with her son, but also we learn that the previous situation she’s in is full of risk and danger too. There is such a realist element to this book which isn’t always present in psychological thrillers – it could happen to someone you know or have passed by within your own life.

Kate Bradley has written this in a way which really builds empathy with the characters and enables the reader to build a relationship with them as you make the journey with Lisa through the story. It’s one that you won’t want to put down – you’ll be constantly turning the pages in a desperation to find the resolution of her tale. If you love a thrilling book full of twists and turns, this is one for you.

If you like the sound of this book, find it here: https://amzn.to/3ocHp2F

Emily x

📚 Book gifted by publisher.

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