One Of Us by Rachel McLean – Book Review



‘Leave, or die.’

Jess Dyer has won safety for her sister-in-law Ruth and proved her worth as the leader of her refugee community.

Sarah Evans has stood up to her parents and discovered who she can trust.

But the villagers still aren’t welcome. When the local population expresses its anger, can Jess keep everyone safe? And can she hold it together as Steward when someone she loves dies?

And how will Sarah react when her new fiancee Martin receives death threats, telling him he must leave her, and their village?

One Of Us is a gripping thriller about belonging and acceptance. It’s the third book in the Village trilogy, and the sequel to Sea Of Lies.


This is #3 in The Village series and while it can be read as a standalone, you will miss out on quite a bit of a great story.

There is now a slightly uneasy peace in the village, but then there’s a gas exploration in nearby Filey….do they go to help? 

The villagers discuss offering sanctuary to anyone that needs help, but we know how that ended last time….with kidnap and death….

But then they are attacked…again….Jess loses someone close to her, and threats come in the form of a brick through a window with a message ‘leave or die ‘…

There are continued suspicions….is Martin trustworthy? And plenty of in fighting as the village council try to protect everyone and help the people of Filey….some of them anyway…

Ruth is struggling, Ben tries to help but it’s not going well…

Can Jess save everyone again? Now they have new members in their society will the council need to grow?

Great characters that I feel I know now having read all three books in the series ( not the prequel yet though) and really want them to have a peaceful, settled life…..not sure that’s going to happen !

Fast paced and engrossing…..I can thoroughly recommend it.

Thank you to Rachel’s Random Resources for the opportunity to participate in this blog tour and for the promotional materials and a free copy of the ebook. This is my honest, unbiased review.


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Author Bio 


My name’s Rachel McLean and I write thrillers that make you think.

What does that mean?

In short, I want my stories to make your pulse race and your brain tick.

Do you often get through a thriller at breakneck pace but are left with little sense of what the book was really about? Do you sometimes read literary fiction but just wish something would damn well happen?

My books aim to fill that gap.

If you’d like to know more about my books and receive extra bonus content, please join my book club at I’ll send you a weekly email with news about my writing research and progress, stories and bonus content for each book. And I’ll let you know when my books are on offer.


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