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on 17 September 2013
She Can Scream is the 3rd instalment in the She Can... series and can be read as a stand alone novel.
Guilt, especially Survivor's guilt can truly eat at a person until they are a shell of their former self. Brooke has been living with her guilt for over sixteen years, ever since her college roommate was found murdered. It has had a huge impact on every aspect of her life from her relationships to her decision making. Brooke teaches self defence to women in a bid to save someone else from suffering the same fate as her friend, following one of her classes she hears a scream which leads her to interrupt a vicious assault. Brooke is plagued with thoughts of the victim and memories of her friends murder, neither let her walk away from the case, even when she fears her own life may be in danger.
Brooke's brother Wade has to leave but he needs to know his sister is protected, asking his friend Luke to step in and keep an eye on her seems like the perfect solution. Luke is in town visiting his Grandmother, which is just an excuse to escape his own life, where he is still recovering from being a victim of a terrorist attack during which he lost a friend/assistant, while he was working overseas. Luke see's this as a second chance and he is determined not to fail Brooke, he has to keep her alive no matter the cost.
Brooke and Luke's relationship has the makings of a disaster movie but somehow Melinda truly makes their relationship work. They grow and learn from each other and I truly believe they could help each other heal, given enough time. The story itself had all the twists, turns and misdirection's that I have came to expect from Melinda. I did figure out the identity of the attacker, however Melinda did surprise me a little with certain turns. Can't wait for She Can Hide!