This is a thriller which starts at a stroll and ends like a train. In Chosen Child by Linda Huber, the lives of two married women crash together. The story starts starts with a childless couple who are part-way through the adoption procedure. Ella is desperate for a child, any child. Her husband Rick wants a baby boy. The first crack appears at an adoption party – where approved adoptive parents mingle with available children and their carers – when Ella makes an instant connection with a feisty six-year-old girl. Meanwhile Amanda’s pregnancy test shows the blue line but she doesn’t know if the father is her husband or her lover. I worked out the connection between the two women pretty quickly, but there is so much more to the story. The lies get more complicated, decisions are made then regretted, time cannot be turned back. And all the while six-year-old Soraya starts to wonder if Ella and Rick really are her forever family.
This is a thoughtful thriller about adoption, promises and the reasons for having children. This is Linda Huber’s fourth novel, now I want to read the others.
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If you like this, try:-
‘Stolen Child’ by Laura Elliot
‘Pretty Baby’ by Mary Kubica
‘Mobile Library’ by David Waterhouse
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Thank you so much, Sandra – I’m really glad you liked it!
You’re welcome. SD