Monday, 23 August 2010

TWBM just got its first review on Amazon!

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4.0 out of 5 stars Dark and disturbing tale of motherhood and murder, 23 Aug 2010
By M. D. Ripley "Mike Ripley" (England) - See all my reviews

This review is from: The Woman Before Me (Paperback)
Ruth Dugdall is a young British crime-writer who uses her career in the Probation Service to stunning effect in "The Woman Before Me".
This is a bleak, dark psychological thriller, at times quite hypnotic. It is a tragic story of two young mothers linked by the horror of the death of a child, and a third mother, a Probation Officer, who has to show the judgement of a Solomon. The prison system does not come out of this with any honour - prison warders of both sexes are brutish and cruel - nor do men in a more general sense, but this is a thriller about women and women who want only to be good mothers, as they see it. With most psychological thrillers, you just know something terrible is going to happen. With this one, the reader discovers the most terrible crime already has happened. A far-from-relaxing read, this is as bleak as its coastal Suffolk setting, but gripping and powerful. Help other customers find the most helpful reviews
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  1. Congratulations, Ruth! Lovely to see you last night at your launch...