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No Turning Back
Tracy Buchanan

Crooked Lane Books
June 13, 2017/ ISBN 978-1-68331-163-8
Mystery/Suspense/Thriller /

Reviewed by   Laura Hinds


Anna Grave 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, terribly guilty.

After 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.

Wow. 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.

The 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.

Clear 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 very long.

This 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.

Reviewers Notes: Violence, Language

Reviewed 2017