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Review : Not My Child by Samantha King

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Book cover for Not My Child by Samantha King.  A woman is crouched down and hugging a young boy
  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B09Z7674GP
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ HQ Digital (21 July 2022)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 2558 KB

Two mothers. One child. Who do you believe?

The playground is the last place I thought I’d see you. It was my Billy’s first day at school. It was supposed to be a happy one.

But then you turned up. I remembered you instantly from the hospital wing. Our babies born on the same day. Both premature. Both needing intensive care.

While Billy grew stronger day by day, your baby sadly slipped away.

But now you’re back with one devastating accusation… Billy isn’t my son at all, he’s yours.

And you’ve come to take him away.

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Not My Child Review

When Ruth takes her son Billy to school for the first time, she gets the shock of her life when another woman, Eve, approaches her to tell her that Billy is actually hers and that their babies were switched at birth. Whilst Billy went on to live, the other baby died and Ruth’s reaction to all of this is to run home with her son away from those accusations.

As the book progresses, we are thrown into the history of the women and in particular Ruth’s history with her husband and some friends of theirs. Nothing is as it seems and there is an intricate web of secrets from both mothers that means there is more to the story than merely babies switched at birth.

There is so much suspense in Not My Child and I didn’t know who to believe as I read.

I couldn’t imagine being in that situation – it’s genuinely horrific and as the story went on there were so many twists and turns to get my head around.

I enjoyed this aspect as the book is really well written and as I continued reading, I found it more and more difficult to put it down!

A thrilling and absorbing read.


Former commercial fiction editor SAMANTHA KING lives with her husband and two children in west London. As a qualified psychotherapist, she is fascinated by stories that tap into our darkest fears and expose our secret longings. As a mum, family life and modern relationship dilemmas inspire her to create emotionally charged scenarios that push her characters to question their own hearts and minds. As The People’s Friend commented: Samantha King ‘shines the spotlight on family life’. Her first two novels, The Choice and The Sleepover, were published around the world to international acclaim.
 
Sam writes in a hut at the end of her garden with a very affectionate Cavachon dog for company, but she keeps in touch with the world through:

Twitter: @SamKingBooks
Instagram: @samanthakingauthor
Facebook: @SamanthaKingBooks

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