I read two novels by Linda Huber while my blog was hibernating.
I enjoyed reading them both very much.
Chosen Childwas the first novel I read by this author.
The tantalising book description more than lives up to its promise.A disappearance. A sudden death. A betrayal of the worst kind.
Ella longs for a child of her own, but a gruesome find during an adoption process deepens the cracks in her marriage. A family visit starts off a horrifying chain of events, and Ella can only hope she won’t lose the person she loves most of all. Amanda is expecting her second child when her husband vanishes. She is tortured by thoughts of violence and loss, but nothing prepares her for the shocking conclusion to the police investigation. And in the middle of it all, a little girl is looking for a home of her own with a ‘forever’ mummy and daddy.
You'd go a long way to find a worse marital betrayal than the one that opens this novel. Quite shocking! The novel is a gripping thriller with an emotional exploration of the subject of adoption enmeshed. It's one of those stories that hooks you from the outset and keeps drawing you back in until you reach the dramatic conclusion. I was definitely on the lookout for something else from this talented author.
Ward Zero: the dead ward.
From the book description:On Sarah’s first visit to see her foster mother, Mim, in Brockburn General Hospital, she is sucked into a world that isn’t what it should be.
Someone is lying, someone is stealing. And someone is killing – but who? With a grieving child to take care of, as well as Mim, Sarah has to put family first. She doesn’t see where danger lies – until it’s too late.
If you think you’re safe in a hospital, think again.
In this novel you're hanging on right to the end to know who's the villain of the piece. The author cleverly takes the reader one way and then the other in this well plotted story which builds up steadily to a dramatic climax. The characters are very real and the reader shares their emotions as the gripping plot develops.