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Broken, by Anna Legat

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A broken hearted mother struggles to accept her son is sentenced to five years in prison. A Catholic priest wants to break the sanctity of the confessional. A killer is on the loose…
Broken is a wonderful mix of domestic drama, mystical mystery and serial killer thriller.
I LOVED this book! It is really tricky to review this without giving the major plot twist away…
Camilla Bramley-Jones is a middle aged woman whose son Christopher is convicted of fraud. She and her husband take in their grandson. Father Joseph Steedman is a priest with a dilemma and feels that offering his resignation is the only option. These two lives collide in an unexpected and captivating way.
Alongside the personal lives of these two main characters, there is also a serial killer at large. Father Joseph has to respect the sanctity of the confessional but that means letting a killer continue on his twisted mission. This subplot provides an extra layer of interest but does not dominate the plot.
The majority of the book is written through Camilla and Joseph’s first person perspectives. However, there is a section in the middle when we see other viewpoints. I really liked the distinct personalities of Camilla and Joseph, and their thoughts and feelings.
The ending of the book did not answer all of my questions about how or why, but I was completely satisfied with how the characters lives were resolved.
Broken was brilliantly thought provoking and a cracking good read.
I have previously reviewed At Death’s Door by Anna Legat.

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Book Blurb
What if you lost the memory of who you are?
If you had to pick up the loose ends of life that wasn’t yours?
If you had to fight somebody else’s battles?
What would YOU do ?
Camilla’s life will never be the same after her beloved son Christopher is sent to prison .
Father Joseph’s faith is sorely tested when a deranged psychopath uses the sanctity of the confessional to gloat about his most heinous crimes.
Both Camilla and Joseph are paralysed by doubt and inaction.
But then their lives collide…
BROKEN explores where it takes a stranger to break through one’s bindings and inhibitions in order to do the right thing.
It is a story of a mother’s love for her son and a priest’s blind adherence to the seal of confession.
It is a story about Fate’s intervention.
Buy Links
Amazon UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/BROKEN-unsettling-domestic-thriller-guaranteed-ebook/dp/B09SRCGYRQ
Amazon US https://www.amazon.com/BROKEN-unsettling-domestic-thriller-guaranteed-ebook/dp/B09SRCGYRQ
Author Bio
Anna Legat is a Wiltshire-based author, best known for her DI Gillian Marsh murder mystery series. Murder isn’t the only thing on her mind. She dabbles in a wide variety of genres, ranging from dark humorous comedy, through magic realism to dystopian. A globe-trotter and Jack-of-all-trades, Anna has been an attorney, legal adviser, a silver-service waitress, a school teacher and a librarian. She has lived in far-flung places all over the world where she delighted in people-watching and collecting precious life experiences for her stories. Anna writes, reads, lives and breathes books and can no longer tell the difference between fact and fiction.
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Instagram: www.instagram.com/legatauthor
Twitter: www.twitter.com/LegatWriter
Website: https://annalegat.com/
 


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