Ella longs for a child of her own, but a gruesome find during an adoption process deepens the cracks in her marriage. A family visit starts off a horrifying chain of events, and Ella can only hope she won’t lose the person she loves most of all.
Amanda is expecting her second child when her husband vanishes. She is tortured by thoughts of violence and loss, but nothing prepares her for the shocking conclusion to the police investigation.
And in the middle of it all, a little girl is looking for a home of her own with a ‘forever’ mummy and daddy…
How well do you know your own family? And who can you trust?
This is the first book I have read by Linda Huber, but it’s safe to say it won’t be my last, oh what a tangled web the author weaves, she certainly can tell a good story, and it certainly wasn’t a predictable tale. Chosen Child has two plots, centred around two families, leading two very different lives. Ella and her husband Rick are desperate to adopt, and Amanda and her husband Gareth are expecting their second child, what’s so tangled about that? I hear you ask, well without giving away any spoilers this is a story that gets more complex and tangled with each chapter you read. Chosen Child is a cleverly woven psychological suspense novel and within a couple of chapters I was so caught up in the story, I struggled to put it down.
The characters in Chosen Child are very memorable, the author has created characters with real depth, some of them possess traits that aren’t particularly likeable and I found my feelings for these character fluctuated throughout this novel. I certainly experienced a wide array of emotions as the novel weaved its web, at times I wanted to scream at the way some of the characters behaved. The situations the characters found themselves in and the they went about things highlight the lengths people will go to, to protect themselves, and it doesn’t make for a pretty read.
I thought I had guessed how the Chosen Child would pan out, but boy was I wrong, the plot has so many twist and turns, it was impossible to second guess where the plot was leading. I really was impressed by the way the two plots collide together in a spectacular fashion, making for an unmissable read. The air of tension begins within the first couple of chapters and maintains the pace all the way through this well crafted story. Chosen Child is a cleverly woven psychological thriller which involves lies, secrets, murder and deception. Dark and at times disturbing, I would highly recommend this book to readers who enjoy a gripping psychological book.
5 ☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️ out of 5
My thanks to the author Linda Huber for my ARC in exchange for an honest review
Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (18 Feb. 2016)