I’m delighted to welcome Linda Huber back on the blog with a great guest post!
But first, take a look at the dramatic cover and blurb for her latest release, Baby Dear, which is already getting fab reviews on Amazon.. . .
Caro and Jeff Horne seem to have it all, until they learn that Jeff is infertile. Jeff, who is besotted with Caro, is terrified he will lose her now they can’t have a baby.
Across town, Sharon is eight months pregnant and unsure if she really wants to be a mother. Soon her world will collide with Jeff’s. He wants to keep Caro happy and decides that getting a baby is the only way.
Then Caro is accidently drawn into an underworld of drugs… Meanwhile, Jeff is increasingly desperate to find a baby – but what lengths is he prepared to go to?
And now over to Linda . . .
It’s the characters who make a book. My characters are all people like you and me, with families, jobs, homes, likes and dislikes, needs and wants. Ordinary people.
But then, something happens. Something extraordinary. Or maybe even not so extraordinary, but it has to be something vital to the character. And this something sets off a chain of events which, once started, can’t be stopped, and other people are sucked into the stream of events and their lives are changed too, forever.
In Baby Dear, it’s Caro’s wish for a baby that starts everything off. Like so many women, she wants to be pregnant, she wants to give birth to her own child and give it everything she didn’t have herself as a child. Happily, she has exactly the right husband to make all this possible. Or so she thinks. Who wouldn’t sympathise with Caro when she and Jeff discover that he’s infertile?
Then there’s Julie. A single mother, struggling to make ends meet, she loves little Sam and baby Amy more than anything in the world. There must be millions of Julies in the world. I was a Julie myself at one time.
And Sharon. Weeks away from giving birth to her first child, she still isn’t sure how she feels about impending motherhood – and her husband is pretty sure he doesn’t want to be a father. Not an enviable situation, but again, millions of women will have shared Sharon’s doubts, and felt her fears.
At the beginning of Baby Dear, these three have never met, and in the course of the book only two of them do meet. But Caro’s dilemma will change Sharon’s and Julie’s lives, and the lives of their children.
Three women. Two babies.
It was never going to work…
Thank you, Linda. Like your previous novels, it sounds so compelling! I do find thrillers like this, where ordinary folk are caught up in extraordinary events, very page-turning and often quite chilling!
You can buy Baby Dear at this universal link:
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Linda Huber grew up in Glasgow, Scotland, but has lived for over 20 years in Switzerland, where she teaches English and writes psychological suspense novels.
Baby Dear is Linda’s sixth psychological suspense novel. She has also published The Saturday Secret, a charity collection of feel-good short stories. (2017 profits go to Doctors Without Borders.)
After spending large chunks of the current decade moving house, she has now settled in a beautiful flat on the banks of Lake Constance in north-east Switzerland, where she’s working on another suspense novel.
You can find Linda at these links: