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The donor


She’s carrying his child. 

But who is he really?

Anna’s life is almost perfect. 

She has a great husband, a huge home, wonderful friends and a soaring career. 

There’s just one thing missing – a child.

Anna has always dreamed of being a mother, it’s what she wants more than anything else in the world.

So when it becomes clear that she and her husband can’t conceive, the way forward is obvious – they will use a sperm donor.

They select the perfect candidate and Anna soon falls pregnant. 

She’s never been so happy.

But then some disturbing information about their donor comes to light. 

And Anna begins to wonder about the father of the child she is carrying… 

Who is he really?

She begins to dig for the truth and uncovers a secret more horrifying than her worst nightmare. 

Because even though she has what she always wanted, she realises she may have to pay a terrible price…

My Review

What was it all about

The blurb said it all. The husband was shooting blanks, so the couple, more the wife, Anna, opted for private sperm donation. 

After careful research, they chose the candidate who came to their home twice to provide live sample. 

Then the cops came with a glaring truth. More horrifying than their worst nightmare.

How it made me feel

Quite excited I was when I started reading the book. The premise which felt familiar was still quite intriguing. 

There was a hint of rawness in the words chosen that brought the scenes alive.

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The Good

The writing was extremely fast-paced, super-sonic speed, I could finish the book in less than 2 hours. 

A very good debate about nurture vs nature was weaved in. I liked the research the author must have done. Or probably author J.J. Burgess already had a deep knowledge about it. 

Anna was quite good in some of the scenes.

The Bad

The subplots were not completely tied well. A character was brought in to create suspense and was forgotten. 

The book was divided into sections, that was not needed, as it led to the feeling that they were disconnected. But they were not. 

Character development was not nuanced. Sudden shift of perception didn’t feel smooth. 

The Conclusion

The publishers, Inkubator Books, were to be saluted to publish books with a different storyline. 

If this was a debut, it was good. Would have to read future works to make up my mind. 

It was good

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Book Details

Publication Date: October 2021

I downloaded the digital version of the book from an online retail, and this is my journey down its pages, straight from the heart. STRICTLY HONEST and UNBIASED.

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2 Responses

  1. Great review! Good to hear it was so fast-paced, a shame to read that subplots weren’t always tied up neatly. But the book does sound good. If I get the chance I will read it. 🙂

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