Kathryn Brooker is the headmasters wife. While her husband spends his days disciplining unruly teenagers at Mountbriers Academy, Kathryn spends hers baking scones for her sons cricket match in a beautiful cottage in the manicured school grounds.
In the evenings, when her husband strides home to compliment her cooking and kiss her hello, Kathryn Brooker is the very picture of the fulfilled wife and mother. Anyone who peered through the window at the four figures around the scrubbed-pine kitchen table would see a happy family without a care in the world, they would envy Kathryn her perfect life…….They would be wrong. Kathryn is trapped in a nightmare and she is about to do something to change it, something only a truly desperate woman would do!!
I read this from start to finish with a lump in my throat and tears in my eyes, Kathryn Brooker could be any one of us and I doubt we would ever know? I found it moving and captivating it left me emotionally sucker-punched.
Moving between the past and the present with ease this is the story of a woman’s fight through a controlling relationship, into murder, her punishment and out the other side, her happiness depends on her forging a new life. it shows all the facets of her hard and relentless journey through healing and recovery.