What if the chance of a perfect life… put your daughter in grave danger?Being a single mother is tough, but I’d do anything for my little girl Scarlet. I’d given up on my career as a voice actor when the call came, but suddenly I was the new narrator for a secret book from bestselling author Philippa Roberts, who has been missing for eight months. It was a lifeline for me and my daughter.I hated that it meant leaving Scarlet with my ex in his perfect new home with his perfect new girlfriend. But I knew it was the right thing to do.But as I start reading Philippa’s new novel, I start to wonder if it’s no coincidence that I’ve been chosen to narrate it. There’s something hidden in the pages of this book, I’m sure of it. Some clue to Philippa’s disappearance. And I don’t feel safe. I think I’m being watched. My room has been searched.And then my ex’s girlfriend calls in tears and everything starts to click together. If I don’t find answers fast, I’ll lose more than my second chance. I’ll lose my daughter.
You have a job you love, a man you love and a gorgeous daughter. You are on top of the world, but then life happens. Everything collapses like a house of cards and you are forced to move backwards in stead of forwards. The world seems like a black space, but you have your daughter to take care of and little by little you fight your way back.
A phone call give you new perspectives and although you have to go to London, you know your daughter is in good hands. But someone thinks they know better and decides they know better than you do.
You thought you knew the people around you, but in the end it seems like they had a lot to hide. Even though they thought they could get away with it, justice wins again.
Oh my. I guess there are characters you love and some you hate in every book. Sometimes those you love are the good ones, sometimes though they seem to be masters in deceit.
Authors manage to lead the readers where they want them to go and sometimes you really are flabbergasted when you know every single detail. I just love it.
Maybe this story was a bit slow paced, but it did give me a lot of reading pleasure. 4 stars
For many years, Kim sent her work out to literary agents but never made it off the slush pile. At the age of 40 she went back to Nottingham Trent University and now has an MA in Creative Writing.
Before graduating, she received five offers of representation from London literary agents which was, as Kim says, ‘a fairytale … at the end of a very long road!’
Kim is a full-time writer and lives in Nottingham with her husband, Mac.
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