It’s been over three decades since James and Sophie North’s parents saw their family savagely torn apart by the cruel actions of one malicious man. Both of them lost a vital piece of themselves that night so long ago. Pete was left a shadow of his former self, having failed to protect his only love. Miranda persevered for the sake of their children, but her grief remained.
Now, more than thirty years later, the child cruelly ripped from their arms has suddenly resurfaced—and all the love in the world may not be enough to reconcile their tragic pasts. For even as Pete and Miranda are still reeling from the knowledge of their newfound son, the powerful malevolence of their old enemy is already reaching out to destroy them again…this time from beyond the grave.
For the final time surrender to control.
Review by Becky
Controlling the Past by Anna Edwards
I received a copy of the book for my honest review.
Another home run! In Controlling the Past, Anna provided all the background on James and Sophie’s parents, Pete and Miranda. The heartache dished out to the North family began with Miranda’s father. What a sorry piece of horse crap of a human being!! The heartache Pete and Miranda dealt with in losing their first born son and all the years they looked for him. Miranda’s “mother” heart knew Ryan was still alive. Miranda’s father actions and treatment of Ryan while growing up slammed Ryan’s heart closed to how much love Pete and Miranda had for the lost son. Although Miranda’s father met his maker, that hatred drove Ryan to seek revenge.
Without giving too much away……Ryan was able to get close and be a trusted person in the North close circle. Nope…didn’t quite see that one coming. At a time that should have been full of happiness and cheer, Pete and Miranda’s vow renewal, they were dealt more obstacles. The strong, power love in the North family for each other was finally able to break through the lies Ryan was told growing up. The North’s were complete.
I loved the ending and how Amy closed the chapters for each of them with writing her book. I look forward to reading Ryan’s story.
Ok, this is the bit where I have to sell myself. Why is it so much easier to write about sexy blokes! Anyway.
I am a British author, from the depths of the rural countryside near London. In a previous life, I was an Accountant from the age of twenty-one. I still do that on occasions, but most of my life is now spent intermingling writing while looking after my husband, two children and two cats (probably in the inverse order to the one listed!). When I have some spare time I can also be found writing poetry, baking cakes (and eating them), or behind a camera snapping like a mad paparazzi.
In 2015 I was diagnosed with depression and anxiety. It was also around this time that I became one of the founding members of a dramatic/erotic/dark roleplaying group on Twitter. It was wildly popular with both English and American followers. The writing helped me to overcome my depression by giving me an outlet to channel my thoughts into and not sit around worrying all day about things that would never happen. I took over responsibility for management of the group and responsibility for the development of our storylines. As well as playing at least ten different characters in the group ranging from an innocent virgin, bloodthirsty assassin and even a male lover. The success of the role-play spurred me on to writing novels.
I have a love of travelling and like to bring this to my stories to give them the air of reality. Surrendered Control, my first book released in November 2016, combines two of my favourite travel destinations. India is where I lived for eighteen months with my husband and two children. My young son was only six months old when we travelled there. It was a fabulous time for us all and they learnt so much about the differing cultures, as well as, much to my husband’s chagrin, spending lots of money in the silk shops. The Control series will feature lots of international travel.
I have always been an avid reader. Mainly murder mystery in the past but with Beautiful Bastard I discovered a whole new set of novels and I haven’t looked back since. I like my heroes hot and hunky with a dirty mouth. My heroines demure but with spunk. And my books in a kick arse series.
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