What better way to welcome back psychological thriller writer Linda Huber than to show you her new release, Chosen Child, released today. I’ve been reading it this weekend and you can find out what I think in a moment, but first, the absolutely stunning cover and the blurb . . .
A disappearance. A sudden death. A betrayal of the worst kind.
Ella longs for a child of her own, but a gruesome find during an adoption process deepens the cracks in her marriage. A family visit starts off a horrifying chain of events, and Ella can only hope she won’t lose the person she loves most of all.
Amanda is expecting her second child when her husband vanishes. She is tortured by thoughts of violence and loss, but nothing prepares her for the shocking conclusion to the police investigation.
And in the middle of it all, a little girl is looking for a home of her own with a ‘forever’ mummy and daddy…
And here’s the link to the trailer (with some seriously spooky music!) . . .
My thoughts on Chosen Child:
I was fortunate to receive an advance copy from the author. I do read the occasional thriller, but I wouldn’t call myself an avid reader of psychological suspense. The honest truth? I couldn’t put this down. The story draws you into the characters’ lives with a kind of compelling sense of . . . claustrophobia, almost, but you can’t leave it alone because you need to know what happens to these people and how the plot plays out.
I also enjoyed the Cornwall setting – looks idyllic, doesn’t it? . . . unlike the lives described in this book!
If you want a suspenseful read that gets right under the skin of its characters, then I can happily recommend Chosen Child.
You can buy Chosen Child at the links below:
If you’d like to know a little more about Linda and her writing, I interviewed her about her chosen genre, living in Switzerland and a few other things in this previous blog post.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Linda Huber grew up in Glasgow, Scotland, but went to work in Switzerland for a year aged twenty-two, and has lived there ever since. Her day jobs have included working as a physiotherapist in hospitals and schools for handicapped children, and teaching English in a medieval castle. Not to mention several years spent as a full-time mum to two boys and a rescue dog.
Ideas for her books come from Linda’s daily life. The Paradise Trees (2013) was inspired by her father-in-law’s struggle with dementia, and she started writing The Cold Cold Sea (2014) shortly after learning that a child in her extended family drowned in the 1940s, aged eleven. The Attic Room (2015) begins in one of her most-loved places, the Isle of Arran on the west coast of Scotland.
Chosen Child, her fourth psychological thriller, was inspired by a chance conversation at a wedding, and will be available from February 15th.
You can find Linda at: