Sunday 18 February 2018

Review - The Second Child by Caroline Bond

The Second Child by Caroline Bond
Publisher: Corvus
Release date: 22 March 2018
Back cover blurb: Why do you love your child? Is it because they’re a straight A student, a talented footballer? Or is it simply because they’re yours? Sarah and Phil love both their children, James and Lauren. The couple have the same hopes and aspirations as any parent. But their expectations are shattered when they discover that their perfect baby daughter has been born with a flaw; a tiny, but life-changing glitch that is destined to shape her future, and theirs, irrevocably. Over time the family adapt and even thrive. Then one day a blood test casts doubt on the very basis of their family. Lauren is not Phil’s child. Suddenly, their precious family is on the brink of destruction. But the truth they face is far more complex and challenging than simple infidelity. It tests their capacity to love, each other and their children, and it raises the question of what makes – and what breaks – a family.

Sarah and Phil’s happy family life is tuned upside down, after a blood test in their disabled daughter  Lauren's, regular routine, reveals something very out of the ordinary.

Something so shocking, and incomprehensible, that it surely can’t be real.

Or can it?

Lauren is not Phil's daughter.

As he struggles to comes to terms with his wife's potential infidelity, despite her protestations of innocence, another grenade is hurled in their direction.

Lauren is quite possibly not their biological daughter at all. 

From deep suspicion to unprecedented shock, Phil realises that he must pull himself together and quickly. The family need each other now more than ever.

They need to discover the truth, whatever that might be, and they must try not to fall apart whilst uncovering it.

The Second Child is available from 22 March 2018.
You can pre-order it now via Amazon online and all good book shops.

Thank You to and the publishers who sent me an advanced copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review.

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