A Mother's Sacrifice by Gemma Metcalfe. #Review #AMothersSacrifice @gemmakmetcalfe @HQDigitalUK @HarperCollins #Netgalley
It was fate that she crossed my path. And that is why I chose her.The day Louisa and James bring their newborn son home from the hospital marks a new beginning for all of them. To hold their child in their arms, makes all the stress and trauma of fertility treatment worth it. Little Cory is theirs and theirs alone. Or so they think…
After her mother’s suicide when she was a child, Louisa’s life took an even darker turn. But meeting James changed everything. She can trust him to protect her, and to never leave her. Even if deep down, she worries that she has never told him the full truth about her past, or the truth about their baby.
But someone knows all her secrets – and that person is watching and waiting, with a twisted game that will try to take everything Louisa holds dear.
Perfect for fans of Louise Jensen.
What a read this turned out to be. A Mothers Sacrifice by Gemma Metcalfe is an interesting read. It's one of those books that you can't quite decide how you feel about it. All the way through I was trying to put the pieces together and weigh up what could be happening. I didn't guess the outcome of the book that's for sure.
The day Louisa and James bring their newborn son home from hospital marks a new beginning for them. To hold their child in the armas makes all the stress and trauma of fertility treatment worth it. Little Cory is theirs and theirs alone, Or so they think.
After her mothers suicide when she was a child, Louisa's life took an even darker turn. But meeting James changed everything, she can trust him to protect her and never leave her, even though deep down she worries that she never told him the full truth about her past.
Opening with Louisa in the throes of childbirth, you can really believe the is the start of something beautiful. Little Cory is going to change their lives, only not in the way that all new parents expect it to change. I was holding my breath right from the start of this book. It was a tense and gripping read.
When it seems that Louisa could be suffering from post natal depression, she starts to think that someone wants to take her baby from her. Things soon spiral out of control.
Is this Louisa's past that is playing tricks with her mind or something more sinister.
Well worth reading, and an outcome I really wasn't expecting.
Sometimes crime does pay, but at what price?
Some people are made for a life of crime
Dragged up on a council estate, Jason Rampling was determined to change his lot. Jason’s a chancer, shameless with his good looks and his gift for earning a few quid. Life is easy when the money rolls in.
Some people are ruined by it
Melissa thought she’d struck gold marrying Jason. Being on his arm meant she was finally a someone. But there’s no glamour in waiting for your husband to come home, or waiting for a knock on the door. Melissa made her bed the day she made her vows – will she lie in it without a fight?
Some would kill for it
After a stretch inside Jason wants to pull off just one last job, the biggest of all, it could solve all of their problems. But this is a game that could cost them everything . . .
My excitement when I received an ARC of this book was way off the scale. I have been a KC fan forever and a day. I was so excited to get stuck in and see what KC had to offer us this time.
Having followed the Butlers over the last few years, I have to say I was a little worried I would miss them when I started this book. It has to be difficult for an author to move away from a series of books that have been written so perfectly, and put them to bed and move on.
I knew we wouldn't be having the Butlers, I knew I loved KC's writing so I was happy to embrace a whole new world. I really couldn't wait to read this book, yet I had told myself I was going to take it slowly and enjoy it. Yeah, right, like that's going to happen. It's quite clear that KC has put her all into this book, and for me personally it's paid off for her. I'm eager to see what others think of the move.
We all make wrong choices in life, some make them more than others.
In this book we are introduced to Jason Rampling. Jason a bit of a ducker and diver, meets Melissa while she is out shopping with her bestie Tracey.
Melissa and Jason seem to hit it off, much to Traceys annoyance as she only took Melissa along to keep her company so she could flirt with Jason.
They soon become an item, both having children of their own from previous partners, this could be a ready made, happy ever after family. (well it could if someone else had written the book).
No No that's not what we want, We need ups, downs, crime, cheating, killing, thieving, lies and deceit. Well we certainly get all that and more.
Jason who lives on the Mardyke estate with his mother, daughter, sister and two brothers. He wants off the estate and a better life for him and his daughter Shay.
This book is Jason going on that very journey and doing exactly what is needed to achieve this. Starting off buying and selling he soon turns to a bigger Life of Crime.
I loved most of the characters in the book and the way the story took them all on a journey of life. There are certainly a few cranks in here to, one of them being Jason's mother. I'm not sure mother is the correct term for her as it seems Jason and his siblings have been dragged up rather than brought up. This is one of the many reasons Jason wants out. Does he see marriage to Mel as his way out, his meal ticket to take on the world?
Mel loves the idea of marrying Jason, a good looking chancer on her arm, worried her friendship with her bestie Tracie will suffer, but best friends can over come anything, Can't they!
A Brilliant read, although at the beginning I felt it seemed a little slower that what we are used to from KC, it's more because we are being introduced slowly to the characters, the book soon ramps up and with a super OMG ending, I have to say I really didn't see that coming.
I'm looking forward to reading more in the future from KC and have just bought again some of her older books, to have another read of. KC is certainly the Queen of this genre.
This book gets the well deserved 5 stars from me for keeping me entertained.
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