Today I’m delighted to be sharing my review of Keep Her Quiet for the blog tour. It’s written with thanks to Anne Cater for inviting me on the tour and Transworld for my copy of the book.
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 . . .
I’ve read a few of Emma Curtis’ books before but Keep Her Quiet is definitely a sign of the author at her best. I loved that I had no idea what to expect the whole way through and reading on Pigeonhole made me itch to read the new staves every day!
The premise of Keep Her Quiet is relatively simple, but in reality, the plot is much more complex than it first seems. The novel is full of surprises, secrets and twists and I was excited to discover what they were, and was willing the characters to uncover the lies that affected their lives as well. From the outset, the tension is relentless. There is no chance of reading a few chapters of calm or having a few pages to collect yourself and this was one of my favourite aspects of the book.
Each chapter is narrated by a different character and this gives the reader the opportunity to see what’s really going on (often before the other characters). I loved the way this created a wonderfully tense atmosphere. The characters are all very well developed and they all evoked strong feelings in me; anger, frustration, sadness and hope – all at different times. I loved being able to connect with the characters and feel totally involved in their lives.
I can’t wait to see what this author does next!
Keep Her Quiet is available from Amazon.
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