Author: Simon Wood
Published: November 2012 by Thomas & Mercer
Simon Wood takes the reader on an exciting, tense and page turning journey. From terrorisation to murder, a psychopath with a deadly grudge becomes more and more out of control.
Gwen Farris is promoted to a managerial position in the pharmaceutical company where she works and this unwittingly unleashes the monster inside one of her now employees, Stephen Tarbell. Tarbell believes the job should have been his and to add to his grievances Gwen has to give him a poor evaluation report. As his actions begin to spiral out of control Gwen finds her life going from bad to worse.
Gwen is also dealing with the traumatic repercussions of a violet attack in her youth and as events become more nightmarish she resorts to desperate measures which lead to a thrilling conclusion.
The two main characters are believable although sometimes I wanted to yell ‘nooo, don’t do it’ at Gwen’s decisions which seemed always to make matters worse for her. The scary thing is you can see how this situation might actually happen for real. A gripping read.