is coping with a lot at once. She’s just separated from
her husband, Guy, has a baby daughter, Joni, and is back at
work as a talk radio host. The unthinkable happens when Anna
is walking Joni on the beach and a young teenager attacks
them. Her maternal instinct kicks in and she stabs the teen
with a long tooth comb. Really, he fell on it more than Anna
stabbed him, and although he dies, she is not charged. There
are witnesses who corroborate her story. Yet she feels guilty,
an autopsy reveals that 14-year-old Elliott Nunn was poisoned
before he was stabbed, the police begin to suspect something
else is going on. Anna starts to doubt herself and wonders
if she is losing her mind just like her mother did. It appears
that a serial killer from twenty years before is back on the
prowl, or there is a copycat taking up where he left off.
If Anna wants to find any peace, she may need to find the
killer herself since the police are taking another look at
her with deep suspicion.
Just wow. This book is chock full of twists and turns and
enough suspense that I could hardly put it down. The reader
has no idea what’s going to come next in this emotionally
packed thriller. I was one hundred percent shocked at the
ending as I never saw it coming.
pace of the story can be frenetic and it can slow right down
on a dime, then speed up again so that you find you’ve
suddenly read another fifty pages in what seems like a heartbeat.
yourself a weekend to savor every page of No Turning Back.
You won’t be able to put it down, or at least not for
is Tracy Buchanan’s US debut, and she is an internationally
best-selling author. Let’s make her a best-selling author
in the US, too, and hope that the novel catches the attention
of a Hollywood producer. This would make a fantastic movie.
Notes: Violence, Language