Thanks to the lovely author Mel Sherratt, I received an ARC of this in exchange for an honest review...........
Scars. Sometimes they’re visible. Sometimes they’re hidden deep within.
Written in the Scars mainly focuses on four characters in this novel; Donna, Lewis, Megan and Mary. Some of them are friends, some are poorer than others, they are from all walks of life but they are all associated with The Estate.
Donna's a single mother with two adult children Sam and Keera and after her failed marriage would love to have someone who wants to share her hopes and dreams, makes her happy and makes her smile but when a certain person comes into her life and starts to gives her the attention that she craves, will this be everything that she wanted??
Lewis is an ex soldier who has returned recently from the war in Afghanistan and is suffering from anger and consumed by grief by what he witnessed with his time in the army. Having constant flashbacks and nightmares he risks loosing everything from his home, hi skid and even his marriage is on the brink of breakup.
Megan Cooper is a sweet girl who is a care assistant in a care home and also a cleaner in the local hospital, she hides her scars on a daily basis since she was old enough to understand for fear of being rejected.
Mary Marshall who is also Donna's mum who has dementia and lives in a care home and can't always remember how she got her scars. Is she having falls and just can't simply remember or is there someone abusing her within the care home??
This is the third book that I've read a book by Mel Sherratt, I didn't just like it, I LOVED it and it definitely didn't disappoint. I would definitely recommend it and I CAN'T recommend Mel's books enough. It is an Estate Novel and this is the forth novel in the series, the first been Somewhere To Hide, the second been Behind A Closed Door and the third been Fighting For Survival. Written in the Stars is the fourth book in The Estate Series but each one can be read and enjoyed as a standalone novel but I'll definitely read the first three in the series as I did feel that there might have been a bit of the background story that I may have missed out on. I know that this book will stick in my memory longer than most because of the subject matter. I am really looking forward to Mel's next book already and I'm hoping that this isn't the last that we've heard from The Estate series.
Written in the Scars is published and available on Kindle and from all good bookstores since October 30th 2015 and is currently £1.99 at the time of publication of this review.