This review is written with thanks to the author for my copy of When The Storm Ends.
Beth thought her violent childhood was something she left in the past—until she met Erin. Now the abuse of her step-father has returned in terrifying nightmares.
Beth became a child psychologist so she could help children who are broken and hurting, but Erin, the fifteen-year-old who killed her father, is different. If Beth can’t reach her and find out why she did it, Erin will spend the rest of her childhood behind bars. To most people, it looks simple—Erin is either crazy or evil, but when Beth looks into Erin’s haunted eyes, she’s sure that something terrible was done to this girl. Erin, however, isn’t talking.
Beth believes Erin might open up to someone with whom she feels a kinship. Of course, Beth knows she shouldn’t share her own past with a patient, but the clock is ticking toward Erin’s trial, and Beth is out of options.
Little does Beth know that taking this terrifying leap will not only reveal the truth about Erin, but will rip Beth’s past wide open as well—and a connection between them that will shake Beth to the core.
When The Storm Ends is another book that is very different to the books I usually read but nevertheless I enjoyed it. It intertwines two stories: those of Beth and Erin. I was intrigued from the outset and wanted to know how their stories were connected. The characters are created really well and I felt invested in their lives.
Marsh explores several themes in When The Storm Ends, many of which are harrowing issues. These issues do need a light shining upon them and I admired the way Marsh did so with sensitivity. Her research into the care system is detailed and gives the reader an insight into Beth’s life to allow us to sympathise with her.
When The Storm Ends is available from Amazon.