I think I own ALL the books that Emma Curtis has written to date but I haven’t gotten round to reading any. MISTAKE! So when I got the blog tour invite for Keep her quiet I jumped at the chance and suddenly realised how big a MISTAKE it wasn’t picking up one of her books sooner.
I…loved… isn’t quite the right word, but I was utterly hooked by Keep her quiet. I still have the last 10% to read but I am sure it will be getting the full 5* from me.
If you’ve been reading some of my other blog post I have probably moaned far too often that August seems to be a difficult, tiring and not a reading friendly month. I’ve struggled to get me time and I’ve struggled to read as much as I want – I started Keep it quiet and I was almost 25% in before I looked up… I needed a book to pull me out of my reading slump and this did just that! THANK YOU Emma Curtis.
Jenny has just given birth to the baby she’s always wanted. She’s never been this happy.
Her husband, Leo, knows this baby girl can’t be his. He’s never felt so betrayed.
The same night, a vulnerable young woman, Hannah, wakes to find her newborn lifeless beside her. She’s crazed with grief.
When chance throws Hannah into Leo’s path, they make a plan that will have shattering consequences for all of them.
Years later, a sixteen-year-old girl reads an article in a newspaper, and embarks on a journey to uncover the truth about herself. But what she learns will put everything she has ever known – and her own life – in grave danger. Because some people will go to desperate lengths to protect the secrets their lives are built on . . .
Intense sounding synopsis, right!?!
The writing was great, the characters were all flawed – and deranged – and I felt a whole host of emotions along with Hannah and Jenny as they both lived through different yet just as horrific versions of a mothers worst nightmare. The synopsis does a good job at warning readers – this was a book filled with difficult themes – sudden infant death syndrome and kidnapping. It was emotional.
In particular, the first part of the book was intense and the pacing added a sense of urgency to the story that made me want to turn the pages as quickly as I could. I wanted to follow Hannah and Jenny, I despised Leo.
I couldn’t look away but at the same time I felt I should be reading the pages peeking through my fingers. It was not a horror novel but Emma Curtis gave me chills.
I received a copy of Keep her quiet by Emma Curtis for review from the publisher, which was all arranged by the blog tour organiser – Thank you! And sorry for the later posting time – I forgot to hit the schedule button yesterday!