Her First Child by Sheryl Browne / #Review #BooksOnTour @bookouture @SherylBrowne

A perfect mother. A loving daughter. A secret that could destroy them both.

New mother Eve is overwhelmed with love for her baby son, Kai. As she swaddles him in a fluffy white blanket, she shudders at a memory of her own childhood. She hasn’t seen her heartless mother Lydia in years, and she hasn’t told a soul about what really happened the night her baby brother died in the squalid little house she grew up in…

When the phone rings in the dead of night, Eve’s heart pounds as she hears the voice at the other end. ‘Hello Mother’, she replies, an ice-cold chill creeping down her spine. She grips her son’s tiny frame close to her trembling chest as she reluctantly agrees to let her mother visit.

But when Eve has to make an emergency call from Kai’s bedroom early one morning, she curses herself for allowing her mother back into her perfect little family.

‘Kai was fine when I checked on him a few hours ago.’ Her mother says, breathlessly as she watches her daughter’s face change from fear to rage.

Why was Lydia in Kai’s bedroom during the night? And as Lydia pleads her innocence, could it be that she’s not the most dangerous mother in this family?




Children… those innocent little creatures you have bring in to the world. You have to protect and cherish them… always!

When you become a parent yourself and you don’t have the best childhood memories, you swear you will not make the same mistakes. That’s why you feel the best distance between yourself and your mum is the other side of the planet. Unfortunately mum does not live that far away and suddenly she arrives at your doorstep. ..

Maybe she has changed? Maybe you should give her another chance? Maybe what they say about history repeating itself is not true? But history clearly did not get the memo…

Thank God you have your best friend, her husband and your husband having your back. That’s all you really need, right?

The author really succeeded in messing with my head. She is very subtle and that’s why I am still thinking about the story. She never states when when on exactly leaving the reader wondering who was to blame. Only the last sentence brings the ‘aha’ moment about the who. I still have not figured out the how though. Time for some more reflection. 😉 

I did like the story, but I have to admit I prefer it when at the end everything is crystal clear. At the moment it’s still all a big foggy for me. 4,5 stars

Thank you


About the author 

Bestselling Author, Sheryl Browne, writes taut, twisty psychological thriller. A member of the Crime Writers’ Association and the Romantic Novelists’ Association, Sheryl has several books published and two short stories in Birmingham City University anthologies where she completed her MA in Creative Writing. Sheryl has also obtained a Certificate of Achievement in Forensic Science and – according to readers – she makes an excellent psychopath. Sheryl’s latest psychological thriller THE INVITE comes to you from BOOKOUTURE. Her previous works include the DI Matthew Adams Crime Thriller series, along with contemporary fiction novels, The Rest of My Life and Learning to Love.


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