Sunday, June 3, 2018

Review: Gracie's Secret

Gracie's Secret by Jill Childs

My rating: 5 Stars

Jennifer's daughter Gracie was in an accident that left her in a brief coma. Jennifer is furious because her ex-husband's girlfriend Ella was driving and her ex wasn't even with them. Jennifer is a caring, very protective mother and prays vigorously for Gracie's recovery. They are blessed, because Gracie does get better. Jennifer is very happy, but notices that Gracie now seems different. This articulate, nearly four-year-old tries to convince her that she saw things when she was going "to sleep".

Why did this accident happen? What is really going on with Ella that there had to be such a terrible accident? Watch out for Ella as there are startling things about her that you will read about. But not just Ella, though. Because there is Matt. He and Jennifer become very close. Does Jennifer finally have the chance at happiness that she and Gracie needs? Also, Gracie is a child that needs listening to.

From an emotional standpoint, I was completely hooked. I felt the angst that Jennifer had with Gracie's comments and behavior. Jennifer's point of view was quite powerful to read. For some reason, I was very cautious about Matt. This book was utterly impossible to put down! Wow! I read it from cover to cover in one sitting. I was quite enthralled with this very intriguing story. It is truly an intense psychological thriller. While reading Gracie's Secret, my interest was piqued from the very start to the shocking conclusion! Jill Childs writes a stunning debut novel. She is an author that I certainly will watch for in the future.

Many thanks to Bookouture and to NetGalley for this ARC to review, which was in exchange for an honest review.

Date of publication: June 15, 2018

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