Another Mother (Paperback) by Amanda James

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List Price: £8.99

Paperback: 258 Pages.

Published: 29 March 2018 by Bloodhound Books

ISBN: 1912604132

EAN: 9781912604135

Review by Debra Found

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Slow Start but Interesting Read

Lu is a young lady whose life has stalled. She gives up her dead end job and, following the sudden accidental death of her Mother, is at a loose end. Her days revolve around supporting her Father and supposedly looking for jobs. A chance comment by a helpful neighbour sets her on a trail to find her birth mother. Once contact has been made, Lu seems prepared to settle for a while in the quiet Cornish village and support her birth Mother, Mellyn, who has had a difficult few years.

This is a well constructed thriller that I found hard to put down. It does start slowly but do keep going. It doesn't take long before the book settles into an interesting and well constructed plot. Lu has a low self esteem. She was bullied at school and despite the assurrances of her adoptive parents she always wondered why her birth Mother gave her away. In Cornwall she starts to blossom. She makes a new friend, gets a part time job and feels needed by her birth Mother, Mellyn. It is interesting to see the complex personalities of Mellyn & Lu develop as the book progresses.

I very much enjoyed this book. I had an idea of some of what would happen but not all of it. The ending worked well and I felt that the threads were nicely tied up.

I received a free copy of this book via Netgalley.

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