Stitched: A gruesome tale of control, fear and brutality
by Cheryl Elaine.
A patchwork of lies and threads of abuse…Stitched is a gruesome tale of control, fear and brutality.
To the outside world, Andrew Brooke is a cop who’s obsessively committed to his job. But behind closed doors, he enforces his dominance and disciplines his wife, Emily, in the most inhumane ways. When his life begins to fall apart and his reputation becomes tarnished, he unleashes his anger and seeks revenge on those who dare to encounter him.
Emily Brooke is left broken by her husband’s hand, with no means of escape. Eventually, though weak and confused, she manages to flee. But is the life she escapes to a better one?
Detective Donavan has his own demons to battle following his wife’s death. Assigned a missing person’s case that leads to a series of brutal attacks, he follows the trail of a serial killer dubbed ‘The Stitcher’ – but will his own dark secrets get in the way of justice being served?
Stitched perfectly demonstrates how cruel life – and people – can be.
My Thoughts and review.
Is everything what it seems? Are the pillars of our society our protectors? Maybe on the surface , but we don’t know what lurks underneath.
Andrew Brooke is a cop who is dedicated to his job, but all is not what it seems; he hides a dark secret!
Behind closed doors he is a controlling, dominating husband. His wife Emily lives in fear of him. His time as the perfect cop is limited as he is accused of rape. His life falls apart and his reputation is stained. He takes this out on all who cross his path; but Emily bears his wrath more than most. She seems to have little room for escape but eventually she manages to escape. But to what?
Donovan a detective, with demons of his own enters the story. He has never seemed to recovered from wife’s death. He throws himself into his workload and is assigned a missing person’s case. This involves him in following the trail of a serial nicknamed ” The Stitcher”
The further he goes into the investigation , the darker it becomes.
It shows that life can be cruel…… And not all is black and white
Cheryl Elaine resides in Yorkshire with her husband and three daughters. She enjoys reading dark novels and watching horror movies- the more gruesome the better!
Throughout her life she has been an avid reader and wrote many short stories, which lead her on a path to world of publishing. Releasing her debut novel, crime thriller- No Ordinary Girl, which is an adult novel, not for the faint hearted due to containing graphic content.
Also in 2018 she released a Fantasy novel- Dragged to the Depths, an apocalyptic love story for a YA Audience.
Yet her love for Crime & Horror brought her to release another dark and disturbing tale – Stitched, a gruesome tale of control ,fear and control.