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Monday, November 7, 2016

Book Review + Preview: The Trophy Child By Paula Daly

This is a book review of The Trophy Child by Paula Daly that is due to be published by Grove Atlantic on 7 March 2017.

I know this book won't be available for another few months but I'm sharing this review now so you can add it to your must read list if you're a suburban thriller fan then you will love this book it's brilliant!

Paula Daly was born in Lancashire and before becoming a writer was a physiotherapist. She now lives in the Lake District with her husband, three children and whippet Skippy.

Set in the English Lake District this is the story of what appears to be an ordinary family The Blooms - A mixed family made up of a bitter tiger Mum pushing her youngest child to do every class and lesson available, a cheating alcoholic Dad who doesn't really know his family at all, and three kids from mixed families who are either pushed to their limits or ignored altogether.

This is a fast paced family drama with incidents happening throughout to keep you engaged and reading on to see what will happen next. There are kidnappings, disappearances and a body among this dysfunctional family filled with dramas and infidelities.

The writing is brilliant in that the suspense and tension is kept up all throughout the story there is never a lull. Although I felt the ending was too fast and wrapped up without more explanation.

What I liked most about this book was it was quite believable in what looks like an ordinary family on the outside can be anything but ordinary behind closed doors.

I recommend this book to readers who like family dramas with a thriller and mystery involved.

I give this book 5 stars out of  5

Jarrah Jungle's Star Rating:
1 Bad - I'd rather eat brussel sprouts topped with anchovies than read this again
2 Not Good - I'd rather watch paint dry than read this again
3 Ok - I'm sitting on the fence - its not great but not terrible either
4 Good - I'd give up a bottle of the worlds best champagne for this read
5 Great - I'd pass up a date with Johnny Depp for this read

The Trophy Child can be purchased from Groove Atlantic

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Disclosure:  NetGalley partner with bloggers such as me to help promote authors and their books and I was given this ebook published by Groove Atlantic to review. As always, all opinions are my own.

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  1. It sounds like there is a lot going on in this book! Another good one for me to look up on Goodreads. :)


    1. This was such a great read Carrie and showed that sometimes the perfect family behind closed doors is far from perfect!


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