Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Review: The Child's Secret by Amanda Brooke

The Child’s SecretA little girl is missing. Her parents are hiding something. Who will pay the price?
When eight-year-old Jasmine Peterson goes missing, the police want to know everything.
What is local park ranger, Sam McIntyre, running away from and why did he go out of his way to befriend a young girl?
Why can’t Jasmine’s mother and father stand to be in the same room as each other?
With every passing minute, an unstoppable chain of events hurtles towards a tragic conclusion.
Everyone has secrets. The question is: who will pay the price?

Shona's review 5 of 5 stars 

This isn't my first novel written by Brooke, and I do actively seek them out. With this book, I didn't even read the blurb, I saw that it was written by Amanda Brooke and I immediately wanted to read it. Her previous books have been beautifully written poignant stories that are infused with such emotion that the reader is also filled with such emotion, that it just leaks out of your eyes. And this one was no different. 

This story begins with Jasmine missing and the police turning up to question Sam. But the story unfolds in two parts... the day of her disappearance, and the events following the day Sam first met Jasmine. Throughout the book we learn more about Sam, about Jasmine and her family, and we learn that people are keeping secrets... secrets that lead to the events of Jasmines disappearance. I will admit that on more than one occasion I was sure I knew where this was going and who was responsible and I'll admit that i was wrong every time.

This is the kind of book, that when you are finished, makes you want to reach out to the children in your life and pull them a little closer, hug them a little tighter and remind them of how much you love them.

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