Today I would like to share with you my review of this brilliant, stand-alone thriller by the very talented Maggie James.
by Maggie James
Available from Amazon
No sound. No light. No hope.
On an icy November night, Drew Blackmore is beaten unconscious, then abducted. He awakes to find himself in total darkness, naked and chained to the floor. Fed just enough to keep him alive, Drew is unable to identify his captor, or the reason for his incarceration. As reality fades, hallucinations take over. Can Drew escape his prison before madness claims him?
Meanwhile Drew’s wife, Holly, despairing of ever seeing him again, turns to his brother for comfort. As the worst winter in decades sweeps the UK, she learns of Drew’s tragic past. Could his disappearance be connected with that of a prostitute years before?
A story of how the mind responds to solitary confinement, Silent Winter examines one man’s desperate attempt to survive the unthinkable.
Drew and Holly have a relatively happy marriage but a difference of opinion on when or if to start a family. Holly is a bit peeved at Drew and as he set off to work that fateful morning it was after harsh words were said. Little did anyone know that life would never be the same again.
Drew and Todd are brothers and have a very good relationship. However, Todd is carrying a torch for Holly. She was dating Todd when she met and fell in love with his brother. Todd is now happily married to Nessa with twin boys to confirm their love and Drew is married to Holly. It is a complicated relationship as the four people are very close so the lines between are very blurred.
The characters are very complicated but build well throughout the story. Secrets are about to be revealed and connections made that go way back into the past and the entanglement between the characters gradually unwinds over the course of the story.
A fast paced story with many twists and turns as the truth is slowly revealed and not just one truth there are many shocks and a very unexpected ending.
A great read that will appeal to all who love Crime Fiction.
Thank you to the author, Maggie James for the advance digital copy of this book. This is my unbiased review.