Patrick Sullivan. A drug dealer, pimp and murderer, there are no depths to which Patrick would not sink, and Detective Inspector Matthew Adams has found this out in the most devastating way imaginable. Patrick’s brother is shot dead in a drug bust gone wrong, and a bitter battle between the two men intensifies, and Matthew finds it increasingly difficult to hold the moral high ground. All he wants is to make the pimping scum suffer the way he did … the way Lily did.
But being at war with such a depraved individual means that it’s not just Matthew who’s in danger. Patrick has taken a lot from Matthew, but he hasn’t taken everything – and now he wants everything.
On reading this book I came to learn that Patrick Sullivan is a classic bully, drug dealer, pimp, killer and has contempt for women. Matthew Adams was the target of the bullying from Patrick which started at school and carries forward into adult life. Blood is spilled and Patrick is looking for vengeance, Matthew and his family will pay the ultimate price.
The book opens with a heart wrenching scene, the death of a child, it tears at your heart but in the same breath you look to find the reasoning behind it all, the book pulls you in from the very first chapter. There’s no going back. Vengeance becomes the ultimate goal for both Matthew and Patrick. We learn about both families the trauma and abuse suffered, the different paths both have taken. Matthews family have a niece nobody knew about, who has problems herself but starts to help bind the family together. In the case of Patrick we find out he has a daughter that he worships above all others, I found this compelling considering his attitude towards women in general.
After She’s Gone accelerates at a rate of knots that you just can’t help but get swept along. If you like fast, compelling and hard hitting storylines this book is a must for you, A fantastic first in the DI Matthew Adams series, keep it up Sheryl Browne looking forward to book number 2.
About the Author
Sheryl Browne brings you sexy romantic, contemporary fiction and psychological thriller novels. Sheryl is a member of the Crime Writers’ Association and the Romantic Novelists’ Association and has had several books published and two short stories in Birmingham City University anthologies, where Sheryl completed her MA in Creative Writing. Recommended to the publisher by the WH Smith Travel fiction buyer, Sheryl’s books come to you from multi-award winning Choc Lit.