Back of the book :
Nessa: The Seeker
Jo: The Protector
Harriett: The Punisher
With newfound powers the time has come to take matters into their own hands…
After Nessa is widowed and her daughters leave for college, she’s left alone in her house near the ocean. In the quiet hours, she hears voices belonging to the dead – who will only speak to her.
On the cusp of fifty Harriett’s marriage and career imploded, and she hasn’t left her house in months. But her life is far from over – in fact, she’s undergone a stunning metamorphosis.
Jo spent thirty years at war with her body. The rage that arrived with menopause felt like the last straw – until she discovers she’s able to channel it.
Guided by voices only Nessa can hear, the trio discover the abandoned body of a teenage girl. The police have written off the victim. But the women have not. Their own investigations lead them to more bodies and a world of wealth where the rules don’t apply – and the realisation that laws are designed to protect villains, not the vulnerable.
So it’s up to these three women to avenge the innocent, and punish the guilty…
What I think :
Harriett : Once had a big job in advertising and she had a husband, now she has neither of those things. No one has seen her out and about for months. The outside of her house is looking very neglected and her garden is a jungle, some say that she tends it in the night time. Naked.
Jo : She also had a Important job as a hotel manager. She now has the Menopause, a husband and a child. She’s hated her body for thirty years but now she’s learnt how to channel her anger, she runs. She also owns and runs a female only gym, Furious Fitness. It helps.
Nessa : Is a nurse, had a husband that died in the line of duty as a police officer, has twin girls that are now at college and also hears dead people. Mostly dead murdered girls.
The three women become friends. Nessa then hears a girl calling for her to find her body, they find her in a black binbag on Danskammer beach near to where the millionaires live in their big, swanky houses. The police it seems, are really not interested. They say that this poor young girl was just a sex-worker, not important. This makes the women angry, they decide to investigate what happened by themselves. This in turn uncovers secrets, lies and a hell of a lot of criminal activity in the little town of Mattauk.
Can Harriett, Jo & Nessa right all the wrongs and protect the innocent … ?
When I was first asked to read and review this book I thought it was a novel about women coping with the Menopause. How wrong was I ? Whilst the dreaded M word is always lurking in the background, for all three women but especially Jo, Its much, more about women and what they are capable of doing and achieving.
It tells the stories of three normal women that live in the small Long Island town of Mattauk. I was so intrigued to find out where these women’s stories were going and also what their back stories were. I mean lets face it, these women have all got ‘Super Powers’ Harriett with her greenfingers and love of ‘nature’. Nessa who can ‘Hear’ dead people and last but not least Jo who can channel anger with her hands. These are three very strong women !
These women are Super hero’s !
I couldn’t put this excellently written book down, I mean who doesn’t love a tale that is just a little bit supernatural, about three ordinary women righting wrongs, kicking ass along the way !?
I absolutely loved this book, its quite probably one the best books I’ve read this year. I give it 10/10. (5 stars)
Published by HQ on 18/08/22
The biggest thank you to the fabulous folk at HQ for the finished hardback copy of the book in return for an honest review.