The Refuge - Jo Fenton

2 Books One Blog Tour, The Refuge the thrilling follow up to The Brotherhood

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"Safe haven or prison?"


Following the death of The Brotherhood’s charismatic but sinister leader, Dominic, Melissa and her husband Mark resolve to turn the Abbey into a refuge for victims of domestic abuse.

But when Melissa’s long-lost sister, Jess, turns up at the Abbey, new complications arise.

The Abbey residents welcome the new arrival but find it hard to cope with the after-effects of her past.

As Jess struggles to come to terms with what she’s been through, her sudden freedom brings unforeseen difficulties.

The appearance of a stalker – who bears a striking resemblance to the man who kept her prisoner for nine years – leads to serious problems for Jess.

Meanwhile, Mark also finds that his past is coming back to haunt him. When a mother and daughter venture from the Abbey into the local town for a shopping trip, there are dreadful consequences.

A build-up of tension, a poorly baby and a well-planned trap lead Mel, Jess and their family into a terrifying situation.

Can Jess overcome the traumas of her past to rescue her sister?

My Review

I reviewed the first in this series earlier in the month, and I am pleased to say the second does not disappoint!.

Each book in the series may be read as a standalone the refuge has enough information and background to be read on its own, I personally would recommend starting with The Brotherhood as both reads are such a treat!.

This book starts where The Brotherhood left off, with Melissa reunited finally her baby and Mark.

The Abbey, is now in the process of being turned into a refuge for victims of  domestic violence. by Melissa and Mark and is very fitting after the horrors of The Brotherhood in that building.

This book focuses on the return of Melissa's sister Jess who has been missing since she was child, she has escaped her captors and is reunited with her sister.

Jess has a lot of trauma to overcome, buts with so many problem's that you start to question Is she or anyone around her safe? After being held captive it’s no wonder she needs time to adapt to her new life and life with her sister. It certainly doesn’t help when someone turns who looks a lot like her captor!

This is a dark psychological thriller set in the aftermath of The Brotherhood and all that the religious sect left behind. A fast-paced sometimes disturbing read. It’s not as dark a read as The Brotherhood but is still shocking, and edge of your seat reading near the end!

Author Bio

Jo Fenton grew up in Hertfordshire. She devoured books from an early age, particularly enjoying adventure books, school stories and fantasy.

She wanted to be a scientist from aged six after being given a wonderful book titled “Science Can Be Fun”.

At eleven, she discovered Agatha Christie and Georgette Heyer, and now has an eclectic and much loved book collection cluttering her home office.

Jo combines an exciting career in Clinical Research with an equally exciting but very different career as a writer of psychological thrillers.

When not working, she runs (very slowly), and chats to lots of people. She lives in Manchester with her husband, two sons, a Corgi and a tankful of tropical fish. She is an active and enthusiastic member of two writing groups and a reading group.

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Thank you to the Publisher and Author for sending me an Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) of this novel and for the opportunity to review these works.

All reviews are my own unbiased opinion.

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