The Jodie Vickers Series, #1

Fiction - General
249 Pages
Reviewed on 08/28/2015
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Author Biography

Emma Coray
Emma Coray is a new author making her stamp in the industry with the first of a two part novel 'Struck'. Her contemporary style of writing is refreshing and captivating and she brings new dynamics with her creativity and originality.

Emma Coray also has a flair for telling children's stories. As you will see from her first children's book 'Fierce Pierce A Pirate's Tale', published on 29 February 2016.

Emma Coray was born in 1970 in the small quaint village of Crantock, Cornwall. However, she grew up in the urban area known as Bletchley, close to the historic code breaking centre at Bletchley Park in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire.

After bringing up her two daughters in the beautiful Cheshire countryside she traded grasslands for the desert and moved across the globe to the Middle East.

Currently she has returned to the UK and now resides in the peaceful city of Reading with her husband and son.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Heather Osborne for Readers' Favorite

Emma Corray’s novel Struck is an intense look at the life of Jodie. Married to an emotionally abusive and controlling man, Jack, who also leans towards physical and sexual violence as well, Jodie resorts to drinking to numb the pain. Jodie works hard to keep her husband happy in every way. Her best friend wants Jodie out of the situation even more, and offers her a job at the local hospital painting a mural, which she must hide from Jack. However, when a tragic hit and run accident takes away their only son CJ’s best friends, Jodie finds herself wanting more and more to escape her own circumstances. As more information trickles in about the crime, will Jodie be able to break free of her abusive marriage, or will there be no hope of freedom in sight?

An interesting premise, Struck was a quick and easy read. I liked the different characters, including the underlying message that people are not always what they seem. I felt in parts there were unfinished story lines, so I don’t know if the author is planning a sequel. We never find out what happens to some of the characters at the end and it feels rushed. Aside from that, I like the storyline about CJ and his friends that ran concurrently with Jodie’s own tale of escape from her abusive marriage. I would be very interested to read more books by Miss Corray. Overall, Struck by Emma Corray is certainly a different kind of novel, touching on many different themes.