They came for me, just like I knew they would. Luke had been dead for just three days.
Rose Wilks' life is shattered when her newborn baby Joel is admitted to intensive care.
Emma Hatcher has all that Rose lacks. Beauty. A loving husband. A healthy son. Until tragedy strikes and Rose is the only suspect.
Now, having spent nearly five years behind bars, Rose is just weeks away from freedom. Her probation officer Cate must decide whether Rose is remorseful for Luke's death, or whether she remains a threat to society. As Cate is drawn in, she begins to doubt her own judgment.
Where is the line between love and obsession? Can justice be served and, if so... by what means?
About the Author
Ruth Dugdall studied a BA (Hons) degree in English and Theatre Studies at Warwick University, and then an MA is Social Work at UEA. She worked as a Probation Officer for almost a decade, working in prisons with numerous high-risk criminals. The Woman Before Me (Legend Press, 2010) was informed by her experiences. Ruth's professional background gives her writing authenticity and credibility.
`Dark, disturbing and authentic.' -- CWA judging panel
`Impressive in its unflinching realism, this is a dark and haunting psychological thriller that possesses both depth and sensitivity.' * Crime Time *
`Authentic... diverting.' * The Daily Mail *
'Just when I thought I'd got it sussed, I'm proved wrong. This is a clever and suspenseful story told in an engaging style.' * The Book Bag *