It’s my turn on the blog tour for this well done story by Sheryl Browne
Two women separated by a generation, mother and daughter, come together in a clash over a young child. There’s Eve, a battered daughter both emotionally and psychologically by living in a household full of anger and trauma. Eve’s father is a beast and yet her mother never seems to protect her, to care for her, to even speak to her. She feels like she is speck of dirt in a world that has turned away from her both at school and home. There’s also Eve’s sickly baby brother, Jacob, who seems to have to tackle every illness with dire consequences.
She does have eventually one friend, Chloe, who doesn’t mind how dirty Eve is, how her clothes are in tatters, how no one else befriends her. Eve, though embarrassed, shares secrets with Chloe and this friend becomes integral to Eve’s life as they grow.
Staying together, Eve, goes on to becoming a MD, meets a marvelous man, Dominic, and marries him. They have one son, Kai, and even live next door to Chloe and her husband, Steve. It seems idealistic, with Eve being an overly solicitous mother, trying to provide everything she never had to her son.
Then her mother shows up and all “hell” breaks loose as Eve is convinced her mother is about to do to her son, what she did to Eve’s brother all those years ago.
There’s more than meets the eye in this thriller which had many wonderfully done hidden clues to the fates of the characters in this story. I went from blaming one character to another in this round about tale that was cleverly done. It’s a story about illness the real, imagined, and mental which propels the reader forward into lives woven with lies, trauma, and hate.
Thank you to Sheryl Browne, Bookouture, and NetGalley for a copy of this book due out on December 8, 2022
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4 thoughts on “Her First Child @sherylbrowne @bookouture”
This sounds fascinating, Marialyce💜 I’m definitely going to check it out as you have me intrigued.
It was really a good story and such a worthwhile read. Thanks, Jonetta!
I’m really looking forward to reading this one, Marialyce. I just got the audiobook last week, so I will do a read/listen.
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I sure hope you enjoy this one, Carla, and thank you!