Hi, Today I am thrilled to share my BLOG TOUR\ BOOK REVIEW for
Someone Else’s Baby
Thank you to both the Author and blog tour organiser Sarah at Books on the Bright Side For allowing me, to be a part of the tour and for the advanced reader’s copy.
I received this book for free from the Books On The Bright Side in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Someone Else's Baby by Ruby Speechley
on July 25, 2019
Published by Hera Books Genres: Fiction, Crime, Psychological, Thrillers
Source: Books On The Bright Side
She gave away her children. Now she wants them back.
Charlotte Morgan knows how it feels to desperately want a baby. As a child, seeing her mum devastated by losing her longed-for babies, Charlotte wished another woman could give her mother what she so craved.
Now Charlotte’s a mum herself, and knowing how much love her daughter, Alice, brings into her life, she vows to help others achieve their dreams of becoming a parent.
When she meets Malcolm and Brenda on a surrogacy website, it seems that she has found the perfect couple. In their late forties, they’ve spent their life building a successful business and traveling the world, but there’s just one thing missing – a child of their own.
When Charlotte falls pregnant with twins, the pair are overjoyed. And while Charlotte’s heart breaks as she hands them over, her reward is knowing how much happiness the two tiny babies are going to bring into their life.
But are Malcolm and Brenda all they seem? As secrets become unraveled, Charlotte is forced to face that she has handed her babies over to virtual strangers. And when Malcolm and Brenda disappear without a trace, Charlotte is plunged into a frantic search for the babies she carried – before it’s too late…
A gripping psychological thriller with a heart-stopping ending – readers of The Wife Between Us, Rachel Abbott and C.L Taylor will not want to put this down…
Oh my, The plot knocked my socks clean off. I am astonished how incredibly unique, inventful, eye-opening this storyline was. While also being abhorrent and shocking.
The plot heavily focuses on the surrogate, highlighting surrogation laws. It is an inciteful and educational read about surrogacy and outdated laws.
But is a spine-chilling and impulsive psychological thriller.
Charlotte wants to become a surrogate after watching her mother having multiple stillbirths growing up, her way of trying to mend the past and give somebody their dream of being parents or parents.
Charlotte is a wonderful, awe-inspiring character, she is super easy to connect to quickly. You have swept away and intrigued in everything she says, does. She’s eloquently exceptional well written.
Brenda and Malcolm as first seem such a brilliant choice to have a chance to be parents. They are in their 40s, married for 20 years and have had suffered 11 miscarriages. And for anybody, it would be hard to say NO to this seemingly perfect loving married couple who are desperate to have begun a family together.
But things are not always as black or white or seem.
The other characters are well-executed,
Ruby manages to cause a raft of emotions in this book with her extraordinary writing style. It is an explosive fairground of emotions from mental health, loss, love whilst also inflicting to happy, sad, tear-jerking suspense and chilling feelings. It’s
Incredible pacing, and it makes you whiz through this book at lightning speed. Addicting and compulsive pace.
It’s so pretty and I love blue hehe 🙂
A spine-chilling and impulsive psychological thriller, with jaw-dropping revelations. An explosive fairground of emotions. Astonishing and incredibly unique, inventful, eye-opening this storyline. Incredible pacing, and it makes you whiz through this book at lightning speed.
Ruby Speechley, graduated from Sheffield Hallam university in 2009, with an MA in Creative Writing. She is a Faber Academy alumna and prolific writer whose work has been longlisted for the Lucy Cavendish College Fiction prize, the Exeter Novel Prize, the Caledonian Novel Award, the Bath Novel Award and has won the Retreat West First Chapter Competition.
Ruby is a mum of three, lives in Bedfordshire and was born in Lisbon, Portugal at the time of the first earthquake there in 200 years! Her debut novel, Someone Else’s Baby is published by Hera Books on 25 July 2019.
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