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Book Review – The Happy Family by Jackie Kabler #BookReview #BookBlogger #suspense

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MY REVIEW

I nearly DNFed this book. Both the audio and digital version did nothing to pique my interest.

Beth’s mother left her early 3 decades ago, and then returned out of the blue. Beth was overjoyed and welcomed her into her home without verifying based on a tattoo. Heard of DNA?

Strange things started happening to Beth, first it was innocuous then devastating ones.

By now you should have guessed how the story would go, even if you were a non thriller reader. But darling Beth could not decipher or understand who could be behind the actions. Duhhh!!

Maybe Beth should have read this review. It would have made it easy to guess who was behind it all. But she didn’t. And the story progressed further.

Telling me constantly of one bad thing she had done as a teen made me guess the final reveal long before it unfurled. The mid section had repetitive actions where it had been written in so many thrillers.

Such a story had already been done many, many times. The editors of the publishing house should have recognized it and modified the story with more twists. The final twist was fun but could be guessed as Beth did one altruistic deed. In the rest, she was kind of a bimbette.

And yes there is a lot of body shaming to the point my t-shirt started feeling tight due to my tires of fat. Ugghh. Some the others made her feel and a few, she felt it herself.

MY RATING

Rating: 2 out of 5.

BOOK LINKS

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BOOK BLURB

My family has just been reunited. So who is trying to tear it apart?

A mother who disappeared…
When Beth was 10 years old, her beautiful, wild mother Alice walked out and never came back. Beth’s life since hasn’t always been smooth sailing, but now she is happy and settled, with a successful career, a loving family and a beautiful home.

An unexpected visitor…
Then one day there’s a knock at the door. Alice has returned. Overjoyed to have the chance to rebuild their relationship, Beth invites her mother to move in.

A life that comes crashing down…
At first, everything seems wonderful. But then Beth’s friends begin to drift away, strange things start to happen at home, and rumours begin to circle about her past. As the mysterious events around Beth become darker and more dangerous, she is forced to question everything. Is somebody in her life trying to destroy her happiness? And how far will they go?

BOOK DETAILS

Publication Date: May 2021

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

All my reviews can be found here.

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