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Friday, May 19, 2017

BLOG TOUR & REVIEW: Baby Dear by Linda Huber @LindaHuber19 @Bloodhoundbook

Excited to be today's Blog Tour Stop for Baby Dear by Linda Huber!  As a lover of crime and thrillers of all kinds, to find new authors is so much fun.  Continue scrolling down for the Book Description, Author Bio and my review.  Happy reading!

Book Description:

Caro and Jeff Horne seem to have it all until they learn that Jeff is infertile. Caro married Jeff because her biggest wish was to be a mother, and he had the means to give their children a better life than she’d had. Jeff, who is besotted with Caro, is terrified he will lose her now they can’t have a baby.

Across town, Sharon is eight months pregnant and unsure if she really wants to be a mother. Soon her world will collide with Jeff’s. He wants to keep Caro happy and decides that getting a baby is the only way.     

Then Caro is accidently drawn into an underworld of drugs…
Meanwhile, Jeff is increasingly desperate to find a baby – but what length’s is he prepared to go to?
Is Sharon in danger, and will Caro ever have the family she’s always dreamed of?

Author Bio:

Linda grew up in Glasgow, Scotland, but went to work in Switzerland for a year aged twenty-two, and has lived there ever since. Her day jobs have included working as a physiotherapist in hospitals and schools for handicapped children, and teaching English in a medieval castle. Not to mention several years spent as a full-time mum to two boys, a rescue dog, and a large collection of goldfish and guinea pigs.

Her writing career began in the nineties, when she had over fifty feel-good short stories published in women’s magazines. Several years later, she discovered the love of her writing life – psychological suspense fiction. Her first novel was published in 2013, and was followed by four others. She has also published a charity collection of feel-good short stories.

After spending large chunks of the current decade moving house, Linda has now settled in a beautiful flat on the banks of Lake Constance in north-east Switzerland, and is working on another suspense novel.

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My Review:

In this thriller, we see three women going through various stages of their lives.  Caro, married to Jeff, wants a baby more than anything but has a husband who can't give her one.  Sharon, married to Craig, has a surprise pregnancy which threatens to tear her marriage apart.  Then there's Julie, who befriends Sharon, and is a single mother of two kids who wonders how she'll ever date again.  I think the only thing the author didn't hit on is a woman who never wanted kids and didn't.  Otherwise, just about any woman can relate to at least one of these characters.

What I found most fascinating about this book is how it portrays how easily the mind can break when triggered by an event or events.  A person can live their lives in a relatively normal manner and then out of nowhere, bends and spirals into a path where obsession and psychosis take control.  How do you stop a person who breaks?  Can you? 

The author weaves these three women's lives where they all end up impacting each other.  The build up of their lives from the beginning until the end really made the last part of the book my favorite.  That's when shit blows up!

What didn't work for me in this book is the "drug underworld" part.  I didn't feel it really made sense or fit in with the rest of the story.  I understood it was used to bring in another character that ended up playing a key role, but otherwise I think it could have been handled slightly differently - or maybe not portrayed as something more than I, personally, felt that it was.  I felt that sometimes things did get repetitive and I will be happy to never see the word "baby" or "no-baby" ever again.  However, it certainly did bring home what Caro was feeling and how the loss of "no-baby" can be just as traumatizing as the loss of a real one. 

Overall, a winner of a psychological ride.  If you like linear psychological thrillers where you're not waiting for some big twist, then this definitely fits that bill. 

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  1. Thank you so much for the kind review!

    1. You are quite welcome, Linda! :) Thank you for taking the time to read it :)