What if you lost the memory of who you are?
What if you had to pick up the loose ends of life that wasn’t yours?
What if you had to fight somebody else’s battles?
What would YOU do ?
Camilla’s life will never be the same after her beloved son Christopher is sent to prison .
Father Joseph’s faith is sorely tested when a deranged psychopath uses the sanctity of the confessional to gloat about his most heinous crimes.
Both Camilla and Joseph are paralysed by doubt and inaction.
But then their lives collide…
BROKEN explores where it takes a stranger to break through one’s bindings and inhibitions in order to do the right thing.
It is a story of a mother’s love for her son and a priest’s blind adherence to the seal of confession.
It is a story about Fate’s intervention.
Anna Legat is a Wiltshire-based author, best known for her DI Gillian Marsh murder mystery series. Murder isn’t the only thing on her mind. She dabbles in a wide variety of genres, ranging from dark humorous comedy, through magic realism to dystopian. A globe-trotter and Jack-of-all-trades, Anna has been an attorney, legal adviser, a silver-service waitress, a school teacher and a librarian. She has lived in far-flung places all over the world where she delighted in people-watching and collecting precious life experiences for her stories. Anna writes, reads, lives and breathes books and can no longer tell the difference between fact and fiction.
My thoughts: this was very clever and went in a direction I couldn’t have guessed at. Camilla is a woman at war with herself, her son has committed a terrible crime and been imprisoned and she’s picking up the pieces by taking care of her grandson.
Meanwhile, Joseph, a Catholic priest, is making decisions about his future. He’s frightened of one of his parishioners, who uses the confessional to tell Joe all about the murders he’s committed. He seems to think he and the priest are one and the same.
After a shocking accident, things change for both Camilla and Joseph. But they don’t realise at first just how much. Both are seeking redemption.
This was a really clever premise and once it got going absolutely gripping, I wanted to see what they would do, how they would fix things, what new lives they might lead.
*I was kindly gifted a copy of this book in exchange for taking part in the blog tour but all opinions