Disclaimer: I am not very fond of books which do not keep me in suspense or allow me to play Detective.
My first book by author Sam Carrington, it was an okay read. I already knew all the characters, it was just a matter of placing them in their respective slots in the correct order.
Sounds like a game? Actually it wasn’t..
Deborah’s son was murdered by Alice’s son, and Alice wants forgiveness for her son’s crime. So far so good. The suspense in the plot was from another woman and her son which should have made the story twisted. But since the identity and reasons were told to me at nearly the mid half of the book, I didn’t feel the excitement. It was just a matter of seeing if some kind of justice was done at the end.
There were a lot of characters and a lot of names. Once the first few chapters are read, the brain picks up the key players and reads only their parts. The rest which are not so important fall away.
A good read on a Sunday morning, I was wondering how the story would have gone if I wasn’t told the plot or identity right at the beginning. Sighhhh. Well this book is done, so onwards and forwards.
I received an ARC from NetGalley and publisher Avon, and this is my honest and unbiased opinion.
My rating : 2.5 stars
About the Author
Sam Carrington lives in Devon with her husband and three children. She worked for the NHS for 15 years, during which time she qualified as a nurse. Following the completion of a Psychology degree she went to work for the prison service as an Offending Behaviour Facilitator. Her experiences within this field inspired her writing. She left the service to spend time with her family and to follow her dream of being a novelist.
My name is Alice. And my son is a murderer.’
Deborah’s son was killed four years ago. Alice’s son is in prison for committing that crime.
Deborah would give anything to have her boy back, and Alice would do anything to right her son’s wrongs.
Driven by guilt and the need for redemption, Alice has started a support group for parents with troubled children. But as the network begins to grow, she soon finds out just how easy it is for one little lie to spiral out of control…
They call it mother’s intuition, but can you ever really know your own child?
3 women & their sons
Thank you Shalini
I’m with you on your disclaimer! I lose interest if a mystery is solved early.
I am sorry to ask you here. I had mailed you long back in June. Do you want to do blog tours I organize? I don’t know where my mail or comment went
Haha no worries!
Hm.. not at the moment… But if I change my mind you’ll be the first to know!!!
That’s cool thank you
Nice review Shalini. I understand why this was disappointing for you. I just said to Carrie that if a book reveals, or I the identity of the killer near the beginning, then the book needs to have plenty of action and interesting characters to make up for it.
True that… This had many many characters
I also don’t like it when a book doesn’t keep me in suspense or allow me to play Detective so I’m definitely going to pass on this one! Fabulous review, Shalini🌺 Hope your next read is better xx
Yp I think it was. For once in my life, I have posts scheduled till July end.
It is definitely a spoiler when the mystery is almost solved in the midst of the book.
Everything was told in the first 30%
Boo… I don’t mind a lack of suspense, but this one just sounds.. Meh. And I hate books with too many characters. Keep it concise!
This was mehhhhhh!!
I was remembering you. You take notes so I wanted to, too. I hate when I have to take notes to remember the characters
Ha ha! I concur! I have to do it even without an exorbitant amount of characters! I’m just really bad with names. I’m one of those people who, without notes, would be saying “I really like the chick who was dating that guy with the brown hair and hazel eyes… She was pretty cool.” 😂😂
Heyyy same here. I never remember the character names… I do say that one did the other one and then the other went on take revenge and the another other one kept a watch and enjoyed 😂😂😉😉
Where is Nina? She would have loved my description
I was wondering that myself! I haven’t seen her around lately! 😢
Lovely review Shalini! I’ve read two books by Sam Carrington already so I’d pass on this one just from experience and didn’t think I’d find you gushing over it. LOL
Hahaha I have read the previous books too, but I had hoped… No more of her books till she gives me something better