Friday, 28 April 2017

Guide Star by Joy Ellis - Book Review - Emotional drama - Joffe books

Title - Guide Star

Author - Joy Ellis

Publisher - Joffe Books

Publication Date - 28th April 2017

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Synopsis -

Who do you turn to when life goes wrong?
Stella’s life has changed forever. Her only support is her amazing grandmother, Beth. But Beth also faces the biggest challenge of her life.
Stella North, a rising star in the police, has her life torn apart by a gunman’s bullets. All her life she has faced danger, but these injuries mean she must give up the job she loves.  Her grandmother Beth is her rock. And Beth is no ordinary woman. At seventy, she runs marathons and has an exciting past that Stella knows very little about.
Will Stella find the strength to overcome the challenges of her new life, and will her grandmother at last resolve the deep emotional turmoil of her past?

By UK #1 best-selling author, Joy Ellis, this is a gripping and emotional departure from her acclaimed crime fiction.

I had just read a Thriller by this author, when I was given the opportunity to read Guide Star which was a departure from her normal Crime genre. I was hoping the writing would be as good and I wasn't disappointed.

I loved the main character Stella, who had been shot trying to save others. She was such a caring person and I really admired her. I think she would be the Friend who would always put others first. The type of Friend everyone wants.  The Author has written some really strong personalities into this emotional read, and apart from one Senior Police Officer, I really liked them all. They seemed like real people; whether they were based on people the author knows I don't know but they just all had such deep personalities.

Again as with other Joy Ellis novels, the descriptive scenery makes the places really vivid in your mind; from the rugged cliff tops to the fens.

All this combined makes the book a rollercoaster of a read. One that I couldn't put down and read in two sittings. For anyone that knows me, that's really unusual as I'm a slow reader. I highly recommend this book.

Thank you Joffe books for giving me the opportunity to read and review this book.


Joy Ellis grew up in Kent but moved to London when she won an apprenticeship with the
prestigious Mayfair flower shop, Constance Spry Ltd. Many years later, having run her own florist shop in Weybridge, Ellis took part in a writer’s workshop in Greece and was encouraged by her tutor, Sue Townsend to begin writing seriously. She now lives in the Lincolnshire Fens with her partner Jacqueline and their Springer spaniels, Woody and Alfie.
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