LEAVE WELL ALONE - A. J. Campbell
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"The truth could destroy them... "
When Eva’s brother Ben announces he has found their mother, Eva is determined to have nothing to do with the woman who abandoned them eighteen years ago to a traumatic childhood in foster care.
Eva is happy now, in a loving relationship with rich and dependable Jim, and she is pregnant.
Nothing can change Eva’s mind. She only wants to look to the future. But when her baby is born with a serious hereditary illness, she is forced to confront both her mother and her past.
Eva begins to find forgiveness. But as old secrets and layers of deceit emerge, she makes a shocking discovery, leaving her fearing for her baby’s, Jim’s, and her own life.
I start this review with just one word...
Stand clear readers as I am about to declare this as one of my reads of the year!
As a massive fan of this genre it takes a huge amount of originally to turn my head when it comes to the twists in the tale this genre provides but this read has it all and more in spades!
In this read we meet Eva, suffering a troubled and heartbreaking childhood, we see her trying to move forward in life with her partner Jim and with her pregnancy to focus on things seem to finally be on the up.
But your past is never far from you, no matter what you do in later life, when Eva's brother returns to home shores with news that he has found a women, their birth mother, who abandoned them 18 years before, Eva whats nothing to do with her or the situation.
But when Eva's baby is born with medical issues, hereditary medical issues at that, Eva finds she needs to confront her birth mother and in turn her past to help the new most important person in her future her baby, but she is not prepared in any way for where this all this lead and in the end what this will cost her and her family.
This story is completely enthralling in it's writing, we slowly make our way through the past and the present of these characters all their lives and secrets unfolding before us which makes this read such a compelling page turner!
As we headed towards the conclusion WOW! what a shock!, this was an ending that just shook me to my core! and left everything I had read and assumed reeling! I just want more from these characters and I am chopping at the bit for what comes next!
This is one of the most captivating and thrilling reads I have had the pleasure of all year in this genre.
This is the type of book that fans of thrillers and psychological twist books are waiting for! grab it now and put everything else aside, this is the autumn blockbuster read you need!
5 huge stars all the way!
Until the birth of her twins in 2005, which radically changed her life, AJ was an accountant for several investment banks in London.
One of her twins was born with severe disabilities, as a result of which she had to give up work to care for him. It was during this incredibly challenging (and rewarding) time that AJ began to draw on her love of the written word, partly for day-to-day inspiration and partly for her own mental health.
She started writing her debut novel, Leave Well Alone, and then enrolled in several creative writing courses with the Faber Academy where she progressed with her writing career.
AJ lives on the Essex / Hertfordshire border with her husband and three sons and splits her time between caring for her son and family and writing.
Thank you to the Publisher and Author for sending me an Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) of this novel and for the opportunity to review these works.
All reviews are my own unbiased opinion.