Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Give Me the Child by Mel McGrath

This story is thought provoking.  It's a nightmare come true.  What's worse, is it could be true...

HarperCollins and Edelweiss gave me the opportunity to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published October 24th.

She's a doctor who helps children find their way.  She tries to guide them to their good side and give them hope without committing them to state facility.  In her first big case, she made a bad judgement call and a young woman was killed as a result.  She's moved past that and is in a new facility doing a slightly different job now.  That and the fact that she became unbalanced while pregnant are things her husband won't let her forget.  But he has his own secrets.

One day the doorbell rings and when she opens it, she finds a cop, a social worker and a little girl standing there.  It seems this little girl is her husband's daughter.  Her mother has died and she needs a new home.  Her grandmother won't take her.  The child is shy, lies, is sneaky and is doing bad things in the household and influencing her daughter's life in a negative way.  He refuses to give her up.

When she went to the girl's old home to get her some clothes, she notices some odd things.  Even chatting with the neighbor doesn't make her feel better.  There's something not quite right about the death.  What she doesn't know is that there is something not quite right about her husband, too.

What do you do when you find your married life was a lie?  It's a hard row to hoe but it's worse when you're married to a lying manipulator...

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