Genre: Psychological Thriller
Format: Kindle ARC
No. of Pages: 269
Date of Publication: June 21, 2022
My Rating: 4 Stars
Can little Emily have more than one mother? For that matter, can Gideon have more than one wife? Now divorced from Sarah, at her urging, Gideon eventually marries his girlfriend Charlotte. The couple provide a stable home for young Emily all while Sarah deals with a psychiatric break that ends up with her hospitalized for a few months. What happened that Sarah had to go into the hospital? Multiple phone calls from either Sarah or Emily to Gideon kept him on his toes as Sarah kept referring to someone at the whisper man. Terrified in her own home, eventually Sarah had a complete break.
Sarah is home now and she and Gideon must navigate shared custody of Emily, all while Charlotte start to show to signs of jealousy over any attention that Gideon is not giving her. The question that needs answering is whether or not Sarah is stable enough to care for Emily, all while Charlotte’s behavior begins to crack around the seams.
In this fast-paced novel by Nicole Trope, the tension ratchets up page after page. Whether or not Sarah’s insomnia and depression was able to be managed all while Emily‘s well-being might seem like the thread that holds this book together. However, there are more dynamics at play in this compelling read. This dramatic book was impossible to put down and came to a shocking yet satisfying conclusion.
Many thanks to Bookouture and to NetGalley for this ARC for review. This is my honest opinion.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Nicole Trope went to university to study Law but realised the error of her ways when she did very badly on her first law essay because-as her professor pointed out- 'It's not meant to be a story.' She studied teaching instead and used her holidays to work on her writing career and complete a Masters' degree in Children's Literature.
The idea for her first published novel, The Boy under the Table, was so scary that it took a year for her to find the courage to write the emotional story. She went on to publish a further five novels in Australia before joining Bookouture in 2019. She is a USA Today and Amazon bestseller in the USA, UK, AUS and CAN.
She lives in Sydney with her husband and three children.
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