In Servitude by Hellen Kist
Pollok Glen Publishing | August 31, 2018
340 Pages (Paperback)
Do you owe your family your life?
When her beloved sister Glory dies in a car crash, Grace McBride’s carefully considered life spirals out of control. She discovers Glory had been sucked into illegal activities at odds with her seemingly charmed existence. What’s worse: Grace finds herself an unwitting accomplice and forced to take over the shady dealings.
Determined to keep her fingers clean and redeem her sister’s reputation, Grace plots to extricate herself—and those Glory held dear—from the clutches of Glasgow’s criminal underworld. But her moral certitude is challenged when familial pressure mounts and Glory’s past intentions remain unclear. Grace grows convinced Glory’s death was no accident, even if no-one will listen.
Seeking justice, she finds betrayal.
Grace and Glory were really close growing up and when Grace gets a call from Glory’s husband Stephen that Glory has died in a terrible car accident Grace is devastated. After helping Stephen take care of the children and Glory’s café, Grace finds out that Glory has been hiding things not only from her but from Stephen as well. This information leads Grace to believe that Glory’s death was not an accident but a murder.
Once Grace started to believe that Glory’s death wasn’t an accident I couldn’t stop trying to figure out who it was that could have killed her. I thought it was one person, then I’d read another chapter and think it was someone else, then I’d think it was someone else, and so on. With each chapter revealing something new about the characters, it was almost impossible to figure out who was responsible. This book had me on my toes the whole time I was reading it.
I loved every minute of reading this book. It was so well written and easy to understand considering the story takes place in Scotland and uses a lot of their dialect. All of the characters seemed to flow well together. Kist definitely has an act for suspense and keeping people intrigued. If you are looking for a wonderful, well-written suspense novel, you should pick up a copy of this book.
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About the Author:
Heleen Kist is a Dutch quintilingual Stanford-educated globetrotting career woman who fell in love with a Scotsman and his country, and now writes about its (sometimes scary) people from her garden office in Glasgow. Trained at work to spot and prevent financial crime, she put this knowledge to good use for her debut novel, In Servitude.