Chosen Child by Linda Huber
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. Her husband Rick has a secret, but Ella doesn’t want to know…Across town, Amanda is expecting her second child when her husband vanishes. The search begins, but nothing prepares Amanda 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…How well do you know your own family? And who can you trust?Chosen Child is the fourth chilling psychological suspense novel from the author of The Paradise Trees, The Cold Cold Sea and The Attic Room.The pace is perfectly controlled even as it races toward the inevitable crash.
About Linda Huber
Linda Huber is an ex-physiotherapist who grew up in Glasgow but has lived over half her life in Switzerland, where she now works as a language teacher and writes novels.The inspiration for her books comes from everyday life - a family member's struggle with dementia, the discovery that a child in her extended family drowned in the 1940s, and more.Death Wish is Linda's seventh suspense novel, and tells the story of one family facing illness and death, while the people next door have a secret...She has also published The Saturday Secret, a charity collection of feel-good short stories. 2017 profits go to Doctors Without Borders.Visit Linda's website www.lindahuber.net, and follow her on Twitter @LindaHuber19.
This was a highly polished tale of Rick and Ella, who are going through the adoption process with their forever child Soraya whose lives and destiny is entangled with Gareth whose wife Amanda is having an affair with James which will ultimately end in the worst possible way.
I was hooked from the start and read this in very large chunks.
No doubt I'm going to be reading a lot more from Linda Huber, as the standard she sets is very high.