Today I am thrilled to be sharing my review on its publication day for #MeToo by Patricia Dixon published by Bloodhound Books.
#MeToo by Patricia Dixon
Release Date: 27th of May 2020
Print Length: 313 pages
Genre: Psychological Suspense
Publisher: Bloodhound Books
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It can happen to anyone… #MeToo
When Billie receives a letter from the man she loves, she returns home, determined to help him.
Desperate to prove his innocence, Stan is in prison, convicted of a crime he swears he didn’t commit.
Kelly, his victim, is struggling to cope after an ordeal that left her traumatised and lonely.
Whilst hiding a secret of her own and battling demons from her past, Billie is enlisted by the private detective who is looking for vital evidence that might set Stan free.
Billie has complete faith in Stan but when she hears Kelly’s version of events, cracks begin to appear and her faith wavers.
There are two sides to every story and Billie needs to get to the truth, but the deeper she digs, the more lies are unearthed.
Who will she believe?
And who is really telling the truth?
Wow, this book completely blew me away! I am actually at a loss for words, which doesn’t happen to me very often when discussing a book. It is very emotional and I had to take some time out and breathe after finishing it, it is that moving.
#MeToo is a powerful account of one man’s fight to prove his innocence against allegations of rape, while his accuser feels like she can rest easy knowing that her attacker is behind bars. It is raw, honest, thought provoking and gets under your skin. The fact that it is also inspired by true events, just makes it all the more compelling and it really does pull at the heartstrings.
The characters of Stan and Kelly each demand your attention, as they explain their version of events, trying to get you on their side. In the middle, is Stan’s ex-partner Billie, who is pulled in two different directions when Stan enlists her help. She knows Stan better than anyone and doesn’t believe that Stan is capable of such an act, but on the other hand, when she starts spending time with Kelly, she is torn, as she is very believable and presents a very strong case.
As the story progresses, the tension and suspense builds and you find yourself on the edge of your seat. It is quite an interactive story as Patricia pulls you in and you can’t help but feel invested in learning the truth. What really happened? The truth will shock you.
Patricia bares her soul in this book and for me, this is her best work to date. She does not sugar coat anything and lays it all out. It is a difficult read at times, but it is real and through Patricia’s flawless and emotive writing the story and its characters are brought to life perfectly.
If there is one book that you need to read this year, #MeToo is the one. It will capture your mind and soul and linger long after the story is done… This could not have been easy to write, but it is such an important story that needed to be told so, thank you Patricia for this book.
Thank you to the publicity team at Bloodhound Books & Patricia Dixon for allowing me to read an advanced copy of #MeToo which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.
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Let’s Get to Know Patricia
Patricia Dixon was born in Manchester where she still lives with her husband. They have two grown up children and one grandson, plus the company of a lazy bulldog.
Ignoring her high school reports and possibly sound advice from teachers, Patricia shunned the world of academia and instead, stubbornly pursued a career in fashion. Once the sparkle of London life wore off she returned north and embarked on a new adventure, that of motherhood.
Now, almost thirty years later she has acquiesced to the wise words of her elders and turned her hand to writing. Patricia has written five novels set in the Loire and then, in complete contrast, a much darker story of psychological suspense.
if she’s not at her desk Patricia loves to read historical fiction or attempts recipes that look great on television but not necessarily her plate. And when the penny jar is full she cashes in her coins and heads to France, the lure of red wine and escapism equalled only by the pursuance of her dream job, writing for a living.
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