I must admit that when I first read the description of The Judas Scar on the BritMums Book Club website, I wasn't sure.
The Judas Scar, a gripping and powerful domestic thriller, that looks at the psychological effects of bullying when two men meet up twenty-five years after school and become quickly entangled in a complex web of guilt, betrayal, desire and revenge. A dark and emotional page-turner.
It didn't sound at all like the sort of book that I would normally choose. But I am very glad that I took a chance, because I thought it was excellent.
The story follows Will and Harmony, each carrying scars from childhood trauma, and tells how their lives are disrupted when a figure from Will's past arrives on the scene. The back story is unravelled slowly, and I was desperate to keep reading as more and more details were gradually unveiled. It's difficult to write more because I don't want to spoil the story!
The book is beautifully written, the text flows easily and draws you in and the description is just perfect. I was lucky enough to see author Amanda Jennings speak at BritMums, and it was fascinating to hear how she fits in her writing around the demands of a young family. I am full of respect for her and I would definitely recommend this book.
I received a copy of this book to review as part of the BritMums Book Club. Amazon link is affiliate.