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Stolen Sister by Linda Huber – Book Review

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PUBLISHERS BLURB 

What happens when a baby goes missing?

Twenty-two years ago, Erin and Vicky’s parents were killed in an explosion.

Now grown up, Erin and Vicky – who have been separated – are unaware they are siblings. But when Vicky is called to her great-aunt’s deathbed, she learns that she isn’t alone after all.

But where is Erin? Vicky’s search begins…

Elsewhere, Christine has problems of her own. In the first week of her new job, she makes a disturbing discovery, and is struggling to come to terms with impending motherhood.

Vicky is almost ready to give up her search when an old foster mother calls with shocking news.

What links Vicky and Christine?

Will Vicky ever find her sister?

And can Christine’s baby escape the past that befell her mother?

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MY REVIEW 

The book starts 22 years ago…Paula and Joe have gone away for a weekend to a reunion, with Sylvia…….they’ve taken tiny baby Erin, but left their other two children, Vicky and Jamie with the elderly Auntie Maisie…..Jamie has some special needs, but she can cope for a couple days…can’t she?

Then a horrific tragedy occurs…….But baby Erin survives….thanks to Sylvie….she takes her home and bonds with her…she doesn’t want to let anyone else have her. She does speak to Maisie and as Maisie is now struggling with poor Vicky and Jamie, she is grateful Sylvie is caring for Erin….but it’s a temporary measure….?

We then jump 22 years to the present day and Vicky is grown up, Jamie is being cared for in a special facility and Maisie is unwell…..on her death bed she tells Vicky about her sister, the sister she never knew about and is determined to find her.

Erin, now called Christine…..has just found out she is pregnant….her Mum seems over the moon…..but she then disappears…….where has Sylvie gone ?

This is a family drama, with an emotional depth I’ve not come across for a while….there’s tragedy and death, childhood bereavement, the difficulty caring for a child with some special needs and feeling helpless, there’s love and mental health issues too. A moving, emotive and sometimes tense read…..remarkable writing and I can recommend this without reservation.

Thank you to Bloodhound Books for the opportunity to participate in this blog tour and for the promotional materials and a free copy of the ebook and this is my honest, unbiased review. 

Buy a copy here…….

Amazon UK

https://amzn.to/2TPf4p3

Amazon USA

https://amzn.to/2TYFRy

 

About the Author

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Linda grew up in Glasgow, Scotland, but went to work in Switzerland for a year aged twenty-two, and has lived there ever since. Her day jobs have included working as a physiotherapist in hospitals and schools for handicapped children, and teaching English in a medieval castle. Not to mention several years spent as a full-time mum to two boys, a rescue dog, and a large collection of goldfish and guinea pigs.

Her writing career began in the nineties, when she had over fifty feel-good short stories published in women’s magazines. Several years later, she discovered the love of her writing life – psychological suspense fiction. Her first novel was published in 2013, and was followed by eight others. Under her feel-good pen name Melinda Huber, she has also published a charity collection of romantic short stories and a series of feel-good novellas.

After spending large chunks of the current decade moving house, Linda has now settled in a beautiful flat on the banks of Lake Constance in north-east Switzerland, and is working on another suspense novel.

 

Links:

Website: https://lindahuber.net/

Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Linda-Huber/e/B00CN7BB0Q/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/LindaHuber19

FB Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/authorlindahuber/

 

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