Gracie’s Secret – Jill Childs

My dearest daughter, I will never forget the day I nearly lost you. The day you learned the secrets that would tear our lives apart…

Time stops for Jen when her beloved daughter, Gracie, is involved in a terrible car crash. Pronounced dead at the scene, it’s a miracle when paramedics manage to then resuscitate the little girl.

The relief Jen feels at Gracie’s recovery is matched only by her fury at the driver of the car – her ex-husband’s new girlfriend Ella. Jen has never trusted Ella, and now her worst fears have been confirmed.

But then Gracie begins to tell strange stories about what she heard in the car that day, and what she saw in those moments near death. It’s clear that there’s something shocking hidden in Ella’s past… but exposing it could tear all their lives apart.



My review

One thing I can say for sure : this story is about the love of a mother for her child. Being a mother myself, I could certainly understand how Jen felt. You always want to protect your child and definitely after what she had been through.
But there is much more in this book. You also get suspense mixed with lies and deceit. You feel for Jen after the accident and you are relieved when Gracie recovers. Little by little Jen seems to get her life back on the rails but all that glitters is not gold and dreams can shatter easily when everything is revealed.
All is well that ends well? That’s for me to know and you to read. So grab your copy and enjoy. 4 stars.

Thank you Jill Childs, Bookouture and Netgalley.


About the author

Jill has always loved writing – real and imaginary – and spent 30 years travelling the world as a journalist, living overseas and reporting wherever the news took her. She’s now made her home in London with her husband and twin girls who love stories as much as she does. Although she’s covered everything from earthquakes and floods, riots and wars, she’s found some of the most extraordinary stories right here at home – in the secrets and lies she imagines behind closed doors on ordinary streets, just like yours.

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