Tuesday 23 May 2017

Review - The Choice by Samantha King

The Choice by Samantha King
Release date: 20 April 2017
Rating: ****
Back cover blurb:
Madeleine lived for her children. She'd always believed she'd die for them, too. But on the morning of her twins' tenth birthday her love was put to the test when a killer knocked on their door and forced her to make a devastating choice: which child should live, and which should die - her son, or her daughter?
Now: Madeleine stands silent on the periphery of her now fractured family, trying desperately to unravel why her world was so suddenly blown apart. But while everyday life continues around her, memories of everything leading up to that tragic day return in agonising flashes.  And that's when she realises her family's life still hangs terrifyingly in the balance...

Maddy is the proud Mother of twins, a boy and a girl, Aidan and Annabelle. Ten Years Old and champions at swimming. Along with her husband Dom they are her life.
A life that changes forever on the morning of the Twins' Tenth Birthday with a masked strangers knock at the door. A stranger with a gun who forces her to chose a child for him to kill.
Maddy has images of her daughter falling, Maddy clutching at her, but she has no memory of saying Annabelle's name.
Her husband and Son clearly must hate Maddy and so she retreats inside of herself, desperate to seem hidden so she cannot see their accusing stares.
Maddy has glorious memories of Annabelle and at times could make herself believe that her daughter is still alive, even though she knows she is lost forever, along with her marriage and her son.
If Maddy is honest with herself, then her marriage to Dom has never been perfect, an incident on their Ninth wedding anniversary cementing the doubt in her mind. But Maddy loves her children, and would do anything to keep them safe.
Then her memories of that fateful day start returning and she begins to question all she thought she knew.
The Choice is available now via Amazon online and all good book shops.
Thank You to the publishers who approved my request via netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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