Sarah Needs Saving by DCR Bond

Published: July 5, 2023

Prosperina Press

Genre: British Contemporary Literature

Pages: 338

KKECReads Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I received a copy of this book for free, and I leave my review voluntarily.

DCR Bond (Debbie) was born in London, but grew up Jamaica, then Zambia, and dimensions of this international upbringing feature in her writing. As a child she was encouraged to write and wanted to nurture her talent and become a journalist. She never did; instead, she studied law, then qualified as an accountant and worked for twenty years in the City. She’s not sure she ever really enjoyed that job. Now freed from the shackles of the day job, DCR Bond has reverted to her childhood passion and loves her new career. Her women’s fiction novels are light-hearted, visual, fast-paced, and easy to read, with strong credible and relatable characters. When Debbie is not writing, she can be found playing tennis (badly), bridge (a little better), in the gym, walking her dogs on Exmoor, or tending her garden – she loves cooking her own produce for friends and family. She lives with her husband in rural Devon, surrounded by their miniature bull terriers and small flock of free-range hens.

This gripping novel will take you on an emotional rollercoaster. It explores the complexities of love, loyalty, and the lengths one woman will go to protect her family. Perfect for fans of compelling women’s fiction, this is a must-read for anyone seeking a engaging story with relatable characters and unexpected twists.

Sarah, an ambitious and attractive woman, marries into the wealthy Fetherston family and strives to juggle her many roles: mother, carer, and devoted wife to her absent-minded husband. Despite her seemingly perfect life, she struggles to gain acceptance from her snooty in-laws and new “friends.”

Everything changes when Sarah discovers a shocking secret, far too close to her idyllic Devon home. Persuaded to stay silent for the sake of her family, she soon finds that the silence isn’t golden. As her neatly ordered life begins to crumble around her, danger mounts, and she faces increasing threats from an unscrupulous thug.

With no one to confide in, Sarah must find a way to save her family, her marriage, and her own freedom.
Will she be able to untangle the web of deceit and protect her loved ones, or will she lose everything?

Don’t miss this engrossing debut novel from DCR Bond, packed with suspense and drama that will keep you hooked until the very end. Order your copy now and let “Sarah Needs Saving” sweep you away into the heart of North Devon.

“This is a slightly complicated situation.”

Sarah lives with her husband and daughter and spends her days doing volunteer work. Though she was born into a blue-collar family, she married into a white-collar family, but she has to work three times as hard and still isn’t accepted as “one of them.” When an accident leads to a secret, Sarah starts to panic and wonder who she can trust.

This was a slow burn. The build-up took a while; things would pick up and slow back down. The descriptions were great, and the charters were described was brilliant. It is easy to visualize this person.

There was a decent portrayal of snobbery in this novel, which I found well done. How socioeconomic classes were defined and used as a theme was clever and relevant.

I wanted to like Sarah, but she couldn’t stay in her lane! Also, she seemed to have an aversion to being entirely truthful, which landed her in more trouble. Freddy was also a struggle. But the fullness of each of these characters was so realistic.

The way this plot unfolds will keep readers engaged, and the ease of reading this story will keep readers on the edge of their seats.

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