Sunday, 15 January 2012

Dead Ahead by Jen Wright

Head of the Probation Office, Jo Spence is looking forward to getting her motorcycle out of storage and going for a nice fast ride. Spring is here at last. Life is good for Jo and her partner Zoey.

Jo has been having bad dreams. Each dream centers around death. Are Jo’s dreams a premonition? Although Jo feels uneasy, she carries on with her work and every day tasks as usual. Until suddenly Jo’s life is turned upside down once again.

Jo finds herself being the victim of a stalker. Jo suspects she is being stalked by someone she is or has been involved with in her capacity as a Probation Officer. But is this the case? Or is there some deranged person out there stalking Jo for their own pleasure? How will they find out?

The whole situation is unnerving for Jo and Zoey. Jo and Zoey find their relationship becoming more strained. The stalker keeps avoiding capture. Each time the police get close to finding the stalkers identity, they discover they are wrong.

After a few bungled attempts by the police trying to capture the stalker, Jo decides that she has had enough, she is going to do the job herself. Will she succeed where others have failed? Or will Jo put herself, Zoey and their friends in even more danger?

Will Jo and Zoey’s relationship survive the stress and trauma of being stalked and run out of their home?

An exciting well written book with mystery, intrigue and suspense, with so many twists and turns and ups and downs that I felt deliciously dizzy. This is a real page turner. Once started I couldn’t put it down until the end.

I loved the characters and the descriptive settings had me dwelling amongst them, looking on from the side lines. This book had me guessing all the way through. Just when I thought I knew exactly what was going on, I discovered I was wrong.

This is the third Jo Spence book and in my opinion, the best so far. There is no need to have read the others as this is a standalone book. But don’t miss out.

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