She’s there to keep your baby safe… Or is she?
I’ve always wanted a baby, more than anything. I never meant to do it alone, but it’ll be a fresh start. I can finally leave the past behind me.
I’m so lucky to have Jackie, my midwife, who understands how hard this is. She supports me more than anyone could have hoped or expected.
But as I sit in this cold white room, that was meant to be full of other mothers to be, a chill creeps up my spine. There’s only one other mother here, and she’s clutching her bump nervously. And as she squirms under Jackie’s questions, Jackie can’t stop staring at me.
And then something clicks, and my blood freezes. She recognises me, doesn’t she?
Pregnancy… for some a great period in their life. For others it seems like nine months from hell. Pregnancy is not the only thing that can bring worries and sleepless nights. You are still facing labor and sometimes everything goes like a walk in the park, but you most certainly hear some real horror stories.
Thank God there are people you can count on, like family and/or friends, but when you have none of them there is one person who will not let you down and stick with you no matte what: your midwife.
When said midwife talks you into something your are not really convinced about, you put your worries in a closet and throw away the key. After all, she knows best and she has proven before she is looking out for you. You are right to trust and believe her, right?
I was frustrated and pleased at the same time and I loved it. Let me explain. Frustrated because the whole time I was wondering what happened in the past and pleased the author kept it hidden until the very last pages. So I was happy being kept in the dark. The pleasure is much more intense when you are kept waiting, right? 😉
I felt for Lauren and I liked Karim. I understood Peter and Jackie. Once again we are faced with people who went through something traumatic and who are still wearing the traces, even after many years have gone by.
Heartbreaking. 5 stars
About the author
Victoria Jenkins lives with her husband and daughters in South Wales, where her bestselling series of crime novels featuring Detectives King and Lane is based. The first in the series, The Girls in the Water is a top 5 US kindle bestseller. She has an MA in Creative and Media Writing from the University of Wales, Swansea.
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