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‘Leave, or die.’
Jess Dyer has won safety for her sister-in-law Ruth and proved her worth as the leader of her refugee community.
Sarah Evans has stood up to her parents and discovered who she can trust.
But the villagers still aren’t welcome. When the local population expresses its anger, can Jess keep everyone safe? And can she hold it together as Steward when someone she loves dies?
And how will Sarah react when her new fiancee Martin receives death threats, telling him he must leave her, and their village?
One Of Us is a gripping thriller about belonging and acceptance. It’s the third book in the Village trilogy, and the sequel to Sea Of Lies.
What a great read! I am impressed by how once I started reading this story it was like going back to the village and I remembered characters and events from the earlier stories, ‘Thicker than Water’ and ‘Sea of Lies’, despite it being more than four months since I read them. It is set in the future, after catastrophic floods and rising sea levels have changed life as we know it.
This is the story of survivors who have banded together in a coastal North Yorkshire holiday community where they’re striving to live independently. Resented by the Whitby locals, the community faces many problems and life threatening dangers. This is a thrilling, suspense filled story which makes you wonder about how you would react in a similar situation.
Coping after trauma, fighting for survival, acceptance and rejection of others, attitudes to others and so much more are included in this story which also involves tragedy, compromise and accepting help. I’m sad to see this is the last in the Village trilogy as I’ve enjoyed reading the whole series and have no hesitation in recommending all three books and suggest they should be read in order as events follow on chronologically through them, especially if you enjoy gripping thrillers set in the near future.
I requested and was gifted a copy of this book and this is my honest review after choosing to read it.
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My name’s Rachel McLean and I write thrillers that make you think.
What does that mean?
In short, I want my stories to make your pulse race and your brain tick.
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