Shape of Revenge (A Shade Darker Book 2) by Georgia Rose #Domestic #Thriller @GeorgiaRoseBook #TuesdayBookBlog

62916030Author: Georgia Rose

Published: February 2023 by Three Shires Publishing

Category: Domestic Thriller, Psychological


His secret’s revealed… Her revenge is silent…

A woman wronged. Her husband a cheat. Can she get her revenge without him realising he’s being punished?

Sharon Beesley, owner of Sharon’s Stores, discovers by chance the secret life her husband Eric is living, and once she begins to take her revenge, she finds she’s unable to stop.

Meanwhile, their schoolgirl daughter Daisy follows the tempting trail of breadcrumbs left by a much older man. But when they meet, all is not what it seems. And no one knows where she is.

With Daisy in trouble and her parents distracted by their own problems, everyone is surprised when help comes from an unlikely place. As does retribution…

We met the unpleasant Sharon Beesley in A Killer Strikes, the first the A Shade Darker series. In The Shape of Revenge her personality and distorted reasonings are fully revealed. Sharon owns and runs the general store in Melton and is proud of what she’s achieved given the family roots she tries hard to forget. She has an inflated opinion of herself, is judgemental, gossips in a nasty way and runs the lives of her husband and daughter, Daisy. Or thinks she does. Not only that, she manages to manipulate her ‘friends’ for her own ends. Sharon loves a captive audience.

Eric, Sharon’s browbeaten husband, might give the impression of being amenable but there’s more going on under the surface than Sharon realises and woe betide Eric when she finds out. Sharon has also almost totally alienated her daughter.

The revelation about Eric isn’t the only thing about to rock Sharon’s world. Recovering from a terrible loss that impacted on her life, Daisy, a likeable and sympathetic character, also has a secret. One that doesn’t turn out at all how she hoped and will put her in danger.

He stood in the shadows. His eyes adjusted to the night. All the better to see her with.

He could still be inside in the warm, but, keen to discover if his plans had paid off, he waited here instead. Out of sight.

Obviously. He couldn’t risk being seen with her. Or by her.

Meanwhile, Sharon is busy plotting and making plans, determined to keep Eric under her watchful eye. Being inside Sharon’s head was not a very nice place but what a character! Her self obsession and inconsideration for others consume her, with no remorse for making others suffer. After all, she’s the wronged woman isn’t she? But if she carries on she’ll have nobody and nothing.

The plot is dark, tense, character driven and well constructed with a smooth flow and a great twist at the end, the characters are multi layered and diverse. It was good to see certain characters from the first book included too.


Georgia Rose 3Georgia’s background in countryside living, riding, instructing and working with horses has provided the knowledge needed for some of her storylines; the others are a product of her passion for people watching and her overactive imagination. She has also recently started running workshops and providing one-to-one support for those wishing to learn how to independently publish and you can find her, under her real name, at Following a long stint working in the law Georgia set up her own business providing administration services for other companies which she does to this day managing to entwine that work along with her writing.

Her busy life is set in a tranquil part of rural Cambridgeshire in the UK where she lives with her much neglected husband and dog.

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