#Review The Foster Child - Jenny Blackhurst @JennyBlackhurst @headlinepg #TheFosterChild @Ilovereadinguk
The brilliant new novel from Jenny Blackhurst, the #1 eBook bestselling author of HOW I LOST YOU, which Clare Mackintosh called 'utterly gripping' and BEFORE I LET YOU IN. If you love Louise Jensen's THE GIFT or SK Tremayne's THE ICE TWINS you will love this.
When child psychologist Imogen Reid takes on the case of 11-year-old Ellie Atkinson, she refuses to listen to warnings that the girl is dangerous.
Ellie was the only survivor of a fire that killed her family. Imogen is convinced she's just a sad and angry child struggling to cope with her loss.
But Ellie's foster parents and teachers are starting to fear her. When she gets upset, bad things seem to happen. And as Imogen gets closer to Ellie, she may be putting herself in danger...
I found this book, for the most parts gripping and exciting, yet in other parts I felt it was a little lacking. Don't get me wrong I thoroughly enjoyed it, but as I don't want to give to much away at times I found Imogen a little annoying. I just wanted her to open her eyes and at times stop feeling so damn sorry for herself. All that aside this was a really interesting creepy thriller.
Imogen is returning home to her hometown after the death of her mother. Gaunt isn't a town where she couldn't wait to get away from. Yet here she is returning after the death of her mother to start over again with her husband.
It will certainly keep you thinking, and all along I was waiting for the twist, which yes comes right towards the end.
Very well written and an enjoyable read, I just had a little bug bear with one of the characters. I don't think this took to much away from the book for me though.
If an author can get your emotions going with your feelings towards characters, and grab you in with a story line you want to continue reading, then it's job well done. That is certainly what Jenny Blackhurst has done here.
Thanks to Netgalley for a copy of this book.
I read many mixed reviews on this book, so started it with an open mind.
And I have to say I did enjoy it. It was just very different from my normal crime reads, but gripping. I found I had to pick up my kindle wherever and whenever I could just to read a little more. I really wanted to know what was going on and where the story was going.
I had a vauge Idea from early on how it was going to pan out.
The book is based around Emma, who was Susan - Until she murdered her 3 month old son Dylan.
This is right at the beginning of the book, and I was so tempted to put the book down as I didn't think I was going to cope with it very well. But I told myself to man up and carried on with it.
I'm glad I did.
Susan has changed her name to Emma after her release from the psychiatric hospital, where she served her sentence for Murdering her son.
Whilst in the hospital she made friends with Cassie, A character i really did like. And Cassie is now with her on the outside where both of them seem to be trying to rebuild their lives.
But things begin to happen to and around Emma, and it's only a matter of time before her past can not be kept a secret any longer.
There are also a lot of questions that Emma/Susan needs answering, and with the help of a Journo Nick and her friend Cassie they set out to get the answers.
This book really kept me on my toes, I did an awful lot of thinking while reading it.
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