Book Review #51: Over My Shoulder by Patricia Dixon

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Title: Over My Shoulder

Author: Patricia Dixon

Genre: Psychological Thriller

Format: Ebook

Date of Publication: August 24th 2018

Publisher: Bloodhound Books

ISBN13: 9781912604715

 

 

Girl meets boy. They fall in love. Sounds simple? It isn’t.

When Freya falls for the manipulative Kane, her life changes beyond her wildest imagination. When the luxurious life she craves gradually becomes intolerable she realises escape is out of reach. Her life has changed and so has she.

She knows that when she least expects it, he will return and make good his promise to exact revenge and ensure she pays the price he fell he is owed.

Can Freya ever be free?

Whoever knew love could be so dangerous.

Following Freya from her carefree twenties up to the present day, Over My Shoulder is an intricate tale of blinkered love and obsession.

 

Woah! This book seriously made me re-evaluate my relationships and the people around me. This book was an uneasy read purely because of the themes it dealt with – manipulation, stalking and domestic violence. This book is a first person narrative in flashback spread over two decades showing how the antagonist crept in and destroyed the protagonist’s life. It’s packed with twists and turns that will make you shift in your seat and cringe. Freya is so naive to see what’s going around her, and even though there were chances where she could save herself, she fell for the trap anyway and you as a reader feel for her. I thanked the gods when she finally saw sense and tried to pull herself out of the mess. Only place I think I would have enjoyed would have been if there was a definite end to the antagonist, putting a bow as a finishing touch. If you are comfortable reading about domestic violence and how it destroys lives even after the dust settles down, then this book is right up your alley.

 

Final Verdict:
Over My Shoulder by Patricia Dixon gets 4 out of 5 stars from me.


Thank you to Bloodhound Books for providing me with the e-book through NetGalley.

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About the author:

Patricia+DixonPatricia Dixon was born in Manchester where she still lives with her husband. They have two grown up children and one grandson, plus the company of a lazy bulldog.

Ignoring her high school reports and possibly sound advice from teachers, Patricia shunned the world of academia and instead, stubbornly pursued a career in fashion. Once the sparkle of London life wore off she returned north and embarked on a new adventure, that of motherhood.

Now, almost thirty years later she has acquiesced to the wise words of her elders and turned her hand to writing. Patricia has written five novels set in the Loire and then, in complete contrast, a much darker story of psychological suspense.

She is currently writing her next book, a murderous tale set in the sixties and if she’s not at her desk Patricia loves to read historical fiction or attempts recipes that look great on television but not necessarily her plate. And when the penny jar is full she cashes in her coins and heads to France, the lure of red wine and escapism equalled only by the pursuance of her dream job, writing for a living.

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