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Another’s Child by Einat Danon

Imagine inheriting a child that you don’t even know!

One morning, Yael and Arik Katz are startled by a surprise inheritance: Noa, the ten-year-old daughter of Canadian friends with whom they had made a long-forgotten will-exchange agreement, is delivered to their doorstep with no warning. Why did her parents decide that she should grow up with acquaintances rather than family? How do you raise a girl you do not even know?

Secrets and lies are revealed and everything starts to get complicated

Noa does not find her place in Israel. Yael takes her back to Toronto to look for a more suitable adoptive home. The search reveals answers to questions that have not even been asked about parenthood, marital relations, love, one’s home, and the fragility of life.

Can life ever be the same again?

As Yael delves into Noa’s past to better understand her, she discovers some unflattering things about her own partner and that the connection between her family and Noa is deeper than it had seemed. These shocking revelations leave Yael with a serious dilemma about her own family relationships.

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Einat Danon

Author’s Bio

Einat Danon holds an MBA degree and a BA in marketing and communication from York University in Toronto. She works in marketing and advertising, managing clients at large advertising agencies and handling leading clients in the market.
Einat and her family have lived in Toronto and Vancouver, Canada, for 13 years, on and off, where she worked as a marketing communications manager, responsible for regions of Canada and North America, for an international company. She currently lives in Israel with her husband and two children.
Another’s Child is her first novel.

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My Review

4 stars

Three years ago, Yael and Arif lived in Canada and were friends with Rachel and Benny. At the time they agreed to raise Rachel and Benny’s daughter Noa if something happened to them. In the present, things are going well for Yael in Israel until the day she opens the door to find a lawyer and ten year old girl on her door step. Barely remembering the promise, Yael finds that they are now responsible for Noa.

Noa is having a hard time adjusting and acting out. Finally Yael decides that she is going to take Noa back to Canada and try to find someone that would like to adopt the child. But she also learns more about Arif and is having a hard time dealing with the information. Hopefully Yael and Noa can find a way to heal both of their hearts.

This story has a little bit of everything in it. Yael thinks her life is perfect until the arrival of Noa. She wants to help the child bit Noa just is not having her new life. But you can’t blame Noa. She has been torn from everything she has known and doesn’t know what to do. And when family secrets and lies come out it just makes everything that much harder.

This is an amazing first book and one that will leave you in tears at times. It’s not one of my normal ready but sounded good. I’m so glad that I read this book. It’s one to check out.

I received a complimentary copy of this book. I voluntarily chose to read and post an honest review.

I would like to thank Ari at Candid Book Reviews for the opportunity to read and share this book.

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Pressure

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Pressure by Betsy Reavley

When the submarine departed, none of the ten people on board knew it would turn into a nightmare.

Trapped on the sunken vessel and unable to escape, one of them is discovered dead. The tension escalates as the survivors realise there is a murderer among them, who is preparing to strike again and again…

With mounting desperation, people begin to turn on each other. While they struggle to identify who is responsible, each must contend with their own past and the secrets they are hiding.

But who is who? And which of them will be next to die?

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Betsy Reavley

Author’s Bio

Betsy Freeman Reavley is the author of Beneath the Watery Moon and A Worm in the Bottle. Carrion, her latest psychological thriller will be released in November 2014.

She was born in Hammersmith, London.

As a child she moved around frequently with her family, spending time in London, Provence, Tuscany, Gloucestershire and Cambridgeshire.

She showed a flair for literature and writing from a young age and had a particular interest in poetry, of which she was a prolific consumer and producer.

In her early twenties she moved to Oxford, where she would eventually meet her husband. During her time in Oxford her interests turned from poetry to novels and she began to develop her own unique style of psychological thriller.

Beneath the Watery Moon is Betsy Reavley’s beautifully written first release and tells the macabre story of a young woman battling against mental illness.

Beneath the Watery Moon is published by Not So Noble Books and is available as an eBook from Amazon.

Betsy Reavley’s second novel Carrion is a psychological chiller that address the link between grief and mental illness.

Reavley says “I think people are at their most fascinating when they are faced with life’s real horrors.” This is what I love to write about.

Betsy Reavley currently lives in North London, with her husband 2 children, dog, cat and chickens.

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My Review

5 stars

Ten people are on the Pica Explorer. The captain has been offered a chance to make some money for a special film. The director is trying to save himself from bankruptcy and you have an actor that is trying to start her career with some classic actor. But then the Pica Explorer starts to sink. If that is not enough to start ramping up the tension then there is a murder. It is the ultimate question of who is the killer.

While we dance around current events, we also have flash backs with everyone’s past and someone called the Child. Who is this person that has suffered from horrible abuse and neglect? Who are they on the Pica Explorer? And who is going to survive this ordeal?

This is a great story that draws you in with the simple cast trying to make the film. But when things go wrong and the Pica Explorer starts to sink, that would be a fresh ring of hell for me. Add to this the tension of a warped killer. Then you have me up late, reading as fast as I can to try to figure out whom the killer was and if anyone was going to survive.

This is a great, fast paced and claustrophobic story that will keep you on the edge of your seat. This is my first story from Betsy Reavley but it will not be my last.

I received a complimentary copy of this book. I voluntarily chose to read and post an honest review.

I would like to thank Bloodhound Books for the opportunity to read and share this book.

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