Joanne didn’t believe that her life could become worse than it already was. She had lost everybody and everything she had loved. She was alone. Surely she had suffered enough? The press had called her identical twins psychopaths. Her Maggie. Her Annie. But she still loved them, even though one of them had killed her husband, Jeff. Joanne believed that his murder had been an accident. How could one of her girls be a murderer? She knew them better than anybody else. They were good girls really.
She just had to prove it.
The brutal murder of her god-daughter Laura had never been solved. Items were missing when Laura’s remains had been discovered: clues that could lead to the capture of her killer. One of them was Laura’s doll … the doll that Joanne later discovered in her home. Joanne is facing the most horrific dilemma of her life. Has the wrong woman been imprisoned? Could her child have used such brutality against her best friend? Or could both women be innocent after all?
She needs to find somebody for her daughter to confide in; somebody she will trust. She needs a miracle. There is only one person who can help. He is compassionate and caring, with an amazing ability to gain the trust of the most difficult patients. He is Joanne's only hope. He is Jonathan Davies.
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My Musings :
I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.
The book delivers more than what is promised in the blurb. The blurb literally sent chills down my spine and my macabre interest had me eager to read the book. The book name is ironically apt in this case.
The starting was a bit confusing for me. It took a few pages to get used to the narration style. It did take me a while to assimilate enough of the story to follow it without much confusion. I say that because the story is planned in such that a way that the reader keeps on guessing and getting confused with the identity of the antagonist.
The diary type of narration style was good for this specific plot. It fits in well. The alternate points of view via their diary entries shed a lot of light on the lives of the characters especially Joanne, Maggie and Annie. The pace is quite fast and the pages literally fly with the intensity of the plot. I was eagerly turning the pages trying to figure out the villainess. I was second guessing myself till the end.
All the characters are fleshed out well. They are very defined and they fit in well with each other and the story. None of them are superfluous at any stage. I believe this story has no main character and I feel that every has an important part in the tale.
There is so much evil defined in the book. This isn't for the faint of heart. There is so much death, torture, and betrayal that it does leave a rather dark impact on the reader. But as a psychological thriller/mystery it is a very good read.
This is the first book I have read by the author and I have come to like her writing style very much. And I can recommend this to readers who enjoy dark reads unflinchingly.
My rating : 4.5/5
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Award Winning Author, JW Lawson is already gaining recognition for her writing talents in the US and world-wide. The second of a trilogy of sensational thrillers,Mummy's Little Angel is the winner of the highly acclaimed Worlds Best Story competition and has also received some outstanding reviews from the professional team of judges in the competition. She is currently writing her third thriller, Crossroads which will be available in 2017 and the final book of the current series, Hush Little Baby will be available in 2018.
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