I read the blurb to this book when it came round asking for reviews and I immediately emailed back and said I wanted to read it. I was super excited by the concept. Then when it turned up, I opened it with glee and sat about with a nice cuppa to devour it.
And that’s where it stopped. I was sooo bored by this book which was hugely disappointing. I don’t know why, stuff was happening, but I just couldn’t get into it. If I hadn’t promised to read and review it, I would have left it to one side never to be touched again. And how thankful am I that I couldn’t do this because after about one third of the way through, things started to hot up and I was hooked in the way I expected right from the start.
What’s the moral of this story?
Persevere! Because, now I’m delighted to have book two to review next. This story shocked me with it’s totally unbelievable, while truly believable plot. If that doesn’t make sense, I urge you to pick it up and find out exactly what I mean because to say more would be to ruin the whole thing.
Just stick with it. It’s worth it.
When a young woman becomes pregnant in a religious sect, how far will she go to escape the abusive leader and save the people she loves?
The Brotherhood – safe haven or prison?
After her parents’ sudden death, a grieving Melissa falls back on her faith and into the welcoming arms of a religious sect. Captivated by their leader, Dominic, she leaves her old life behind and moves to the countryside to join them.
But life in The Brotherhood is not as safe as it first appeared. When engineer Mark joins The Brotherhood, Melissa finds herself conflicted between her growing feelings for him and her crush on Dominic. With their leader’s initial encouragement, Melissa and Mark grow close.
But as her haven becomes a prison, Melissa’s newfound happiness is destroyed by Dominic’s jealousy. How can she escape and save the ones she loves?
About Jo Fenton
Jo Fenton grew up in Hertfordshire. She devoured books from an early age, particularly enjoying adventure books, school stories and fantasy. She wanted to be a scientist from aged six after being given a wonderful book titled “Science Can Be Fun”. At eleven, she discovered Agatha Christie and Georgette Heyer, and now has an eclectic and much loved book collection cluttering her home office.
Jo combines an exciting career in Clinical Research with an equally exciting but very different career as a writer of psychological thrillers.
When not working, she runs (very slowly), and chats to lots of people. She lives in Manchester with her husband, two sons, a Corgi and a tankful of tropical fish. She is an active and enthusiastic member of two writing groups and a reading group.