Review: Turn the Other Way by Stuart James

Turn the Other Way  - Stuart James

Independently published (8th February 2019)




Source: author provided review copy


Rating: 5*



Sometimes revenge is the deadliest game of all.
A derelict farmhouse in the Essex countryside.
A deranged family. 
Innocent victims picked at random.
If you're chosen, Turn The Other Way.
Simon Bairstow is a top London surgeon. He's performed dozens of life-saving operations. But something goes horribly wrong. The machine Eve Johnson is attached to flatlines, and suddenly her parent's world has collapsed.
They're hellbent on revenge, someone to answer for the horrific error that's been made.
Noah and Jess are driving home on a busy dual carriageway and stuck in traffic. They hear thumping coming from the back doors of the transit van in front of them. When Noah steps out onto the road, he hears muffled screams. 
He opens the back doors and what he sees shocks him to the core.
The van pulls off, spilling Noah onto the road.
Ignoring his wife's plea to leave it, he hits the accelerator in pursuit of the van.
Chloe's parents are missing. She hasn't seen them since they left the party in Hampstead on Friday night. She needs answers, deciding to take matters into her own hands. 
A serial killer is stalking the streets of Islington in North London late at night leaving his victims in a horrific way. 
The press have dubbed him the Angel Attacker.
A terrifying tale of revenge with a twist that will hit you like a sledgehammer.



This is a deadly game like no other with a plot that will have you shouting at your kindle/book in disbelief, make no mistake about about it. Stuart James has constructed a cleverly interconnected web of characters with a story that is pure evil. There are twists at every corner, the intelligently written tale barely giving you time to recover from the last revelation before you are sent hurtling off another knife edge. 


I've read many crime and psychological thriller novels and am rarely shocked, but this author managed to do it twice in one book - with the plot itself, and with the final twist. You're not forgiven Mr James!