Sow and You Shall Reap
How cruelty, sexual abuse and greed created this monster of a former care home Matron and the haunted hotel that hid her evil secret.
Just released from prison after their care home atrocities, former Matron, Elizabeth Waverly, and her accomplice, Norman Christie, team up and see an opportunity to inherit two million pounds. But first they have to kill the main beneficiar...more
At it's core are Elizabeth Waverly and Norman Christie, the former a care home matron and Norman her employee and accomplice. Both are abuse survivors and hideously damaged individuals, and it is the acting out of that damage in evil and destructive ways that is at the centre of the book.
The blurb makes much of the abuse survivors becoming perpatrators thesis, but this is not a serious and measured reflec...more
Moving from cruelties perpetrated at a nursing for the eld...more
And that – or something similar – is what should be on the back cover. Instead, the two short paragraphs contain enough spoilers that give away a good third of the plot – so my first...more
I did find this book a little difficult to get into, partly because so many of the characters had very few redeeming qualities. I developed a strong dislike for Norman and Elizabeth (the matron) and unfortunately, even finding out what happened in their past couldn't make me think anything other than, 'That's awful... but I...more
I actually don't read thrillers and murder mysteries too much. But when approached about this book I thought I'd give it a try. There certainly was a lot of excitement in this book, and plenty of intrigue to keep things interesting.
Elizabeth Waverly has been in prison before, mainly for abusing those under her care at a nursing home. She and her partner Norman Christie have bigger fish to fry now, however. A person who was responsible for...more
'now open your mouth, you stupid old cow, or i'll ram it down your throat.' norman was pissed off. he'd had a bellyful this afternoon as two earlier residents had annoyed him and now he had to deal with this old hag. elderly care home resident, edith cravitch, shook her head from side to side. she wasn't going to play ball.
sets the mood right off, hey? onward and up...more
With that said, I believe this is a good break-out novel.
Nothing spectacular, though. As scary as the cover is, I really wanted to be dazzled by the horror elements the premise promised.
The characters are a bit contrived, and their past histories (often told in flashbacks) do get a bit weary, after a time.
Yes, the story is about two people who have been previously abused as c...more
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