The first instalment in the new, gripping supernatural thriller series from international bestselling author, Jodi Taylor
"I don't know who I am. I don't know what I am."
Elizabeth Cage is a child when she discovers there are things in this world that only she can see. But she doesn’t want to see them and she definitely doesn’t want them to see her.
What is a curse to Elizabeth is a gift to others – a very valuable gift they want to control.
When her husband dies, Elizabeth’s world descends into a nightmare. Alone in a strange and frightening world, she’s a vulnerable target to forces beyond her control. And she can’t trust anyone…
This tense and twisty thriller will have you on the edge of your seat.
About the Author
Jodi Taylor, International Woman of Mystery, spent some time working undercover for North Yorkshire County Library Service. Heavily disguised as the world's most incompetent Facilities Manager she shifted dead dogs, fell out of mobile libraries, and spent far too much time in the gents' toilets.
The idea to re-write history first came to her while studying history A’ level at an evening class. Just One Damned Thing After Another is her first novel and was originally self-published on ebook where it was downloaded by more than 60,000 readers on Amazon. Jodi lives in Gloucestershire.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Found this after the St Mary's books. Very glad I did. Really liked the characters and how they developed. Hope this series continues!
I have thoroughly enjoyed Jodi Taylor’s St. Mary’s Chronicles so much that I paused before reading this novel. Surely it wouldn’t, couldn’t measure up?! But it did. Although a departure from The Chronicles this latest offering was just as satisfying. Protagonist was well drawn, supporting characters were just right. Some similarities here with the dialogue and even the personality quirks of some of the characters but they fit perfectly here. I was somewhat disappointed at the close of the novel until I realized it was merely because I was looking forward to more! Here’s hoping a sequel is in the works!
I'm a big fan of Jodie Taylor's writing but for some reason the blurb for this one didn't drawn me in. But when it was on sale at 99p I decided to give it a go (Jodi's newsletter where she gave a bit more flavour in preparation for the sequel may also have helped). Elizabeth Cage is a woman with extraordinary powers who had hidden herself away in obscurity and domesticity, until her husband dies in a car crash and she is kidnapped and held at the facility where he used to work by his sinister boss Dr Sorensen. Held against her will she develops a friendship with another inmate, Michael Jones and begins to explore what her abilities can actually do. Although I really enjoyed this and have pre-ordered the sequel as a consequence, in retrospect it feels a bit disjointed. Think Ghost Whisperer meets cosy English village romance meets secret government facilities, all delivered with Jodi's trademark wit and snark. It was too cosy to be a thriller, too normal to be paranormal etc.
I enjoyed most of the book. The author provided plenty of foreshadowing as to the ending of the book, still I found the ending unsatisfying and manipulative.