This review is dedicated to all you wonderful mothers who love and protect your kids and who would sacrifice their entire life for them!!
You ask me – why this sudden dedication on a book review? Am I so sentimental? No!!
I am scared stiff!! This book had a mother who was psychotic, who wanted a daughter to control, keep her forever as a pet!!
I shudder and shiver and I thank the author Zosia Wand for this. I have envisioned the entire book, and I am writing this review with gritted teeth, just to stop myself from screaming and knocking some sense into these characters. Communication is the key, you idiots!! (That’s me communicating to the characters of the book!!) (At this rate this review is going to have a lot of exclamatory points!!!!)
The characters are neither strong nor weak, they are manipulated, and they are manipulative. They are cunning and yet they are innocent. They know everything but yet do not want to admit anything. They can be strong, yet they choose to be weak.
Did I like any of them? Nooo!!
Did they bring out intense emotions? Yessss!!
My friend Nicole (🐻) says any book which brings out emotions is good. Then this book must be good.
Did I think this book is good? Noo!!! Because the manipulator was manipulating till the last page, and everyone seemed to be twiddling their thumbs. The characters should have growth.
Did they grow here? Yesss!! They grew from manipulators to physical abusers!!! Sheesh!! And there was still a doubt “was I really hit?” NOOOO, YOU JUST WANTED TO TEST THE STAIRS BY ROLLING DOWN THEM AND BREAKING YOUR ANKLE!!!!
At the end of this book I can say only one thing -— I want my mommy because this one was horrifying, she scared me totally, and I am going to have nightmares the entire night!!!
All in all a good book, it made me to go to my mother and hug her tight and thank her for loving me.
I received an ARC from NetGalley and publisher Head of Zeus, and this is my honest and unbiased opinion.
My rating : 3.5 stars
About the Author
Zosia Wand is an author and playwright. She was born in London and lives in Cumbria with her family. She is passionate about good coffee, cake and her adopted landscape on the edge of the Lake District. Her first novel, Trust Me, was published by Head of Zeus in 2017.
Eve and Neil live in the beautiful Cumbrian town of Tarnside. After years of trying for a baby, they are in the final stages of adopting four-year-old Milly.
They just have to pass the ‘settling in’ period – three months of living together as a family under watchful eyes – and then they can make it official.
For Eve, her heartbreak is nearly at an end. She now has this perfect little girl in her life, a little girl who calls her mummy.
But Eve’s dream of a happy family is fragile. Any hint of trouble and social services will take Milly away. One misunderstanding, one rumour, one accusation, could smash Eve’s family to pieces.
Publication date : 1st June, 2018
Publisher : Head of Zeus
This mother scared me!!!