Written In The Scars by Mel Sherratt

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Welcome to The Estate – where even the darkest times have their lighter moments…
Scars. Sometimes they’re visible. Sometimes they’re hidden deep within.

After years of living as a single parent, all Donna Adams longs for is someone to make her smile, to share hopes and dreams with, to keep her warm at night. But when that certain someone gives her the attention she craves, true love doesn’t always follow the right path.

Home from the army, Lewis is a changed man. Angry and consumed by grief, troubled by nightmares and flashbacks, his mind is worse now than ever. Shutting out what he’s seen isn’t easy, but he risks losing everything he’s come back to if he doesn’t, including his sanity.

Megan Cooper hides her scars for fear of being rejected. Mary Marshall can’t always remember how she got hers.

If the past could be erased to make a better future, we’d all want that, wouldn’t we? But life is never that easy for the residents of The Mitchell Estate…

WRITTEN IN THE SCARS is the fourth book in The Estate Series but each one can be read as a standalone novel.

My Review – 5 stars

Many, many thanks to Mel Sherratt for letting me have an Advanced Readers Copy. I feel privileged.

I’ve read all the previous books in The Estate Series and thoroughly enjoyed them.

The Mitchell Estate could be anywhere. I think we all know somewhere like it, decent areas and places we would avoid.

This one is centred around two families:-

Single mum Donna Adams and her two children Sam and Keera. And her mum, Mary.

Lewis Prophett, ex-army, back on the estate and living with his mum.

I jumped right in and got hooked straight away. The characters are so real. I feel all the emotions along with the characters…..happiness, sadness, shock etc. What I like about this book is it’s about everyday things going on in everyday life. People’s struggles that you don’t usually even think about.

And it has made me think.

It’s made me think about my own neighbourhood, and what people may be going through. Things you don’t see, hidden scars, PTSD, dementia.

It’s so well written, likeable characters. I felt like I knew them right from the start.

I recommend this book 100%, and all the others in The Estate Series.

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