His Secret Family, Ali Mercer

His Secret Family, Ali Mercer

His Secret Family: An absolutely emotional page turner by [Mercer, Ali]

Genre:Literary Fiction, Women’s Fiction..

Ah no, women’s fiction again….why do we insist on having this biased and outdated category? There’s no reason why men should read this book, it will appeal to anyone who likes a well written mystery.
Im not quite sure I can say I liked it, but I was certaily gripped to see what would happen to the characters. I felt so sad for Paula, an innocent victim, as were Ava and Ellie. The rest of the characters were a selfish group IMO. Jenny made an initial error and at least tried hard with her girls until she became involved with Mark, then she seemed to become a bit of a doormat. Mark was a real nasty, selfish character, his mother was awful and maybe had something to do with his character but he’s a grown man, and I felt his actions were incredibly selfish, he seemed to see everything only for how it acted or reflected on him.
Its a book full of sadness and tragedy, one that’s played out daily for so many folk, especially those with kids with issues. I did want to see what happened, it was slow starting but soon had me gripped by the unfolding events, and how they connected. It’s not a story I’d read a second time, though I’m glad I read it. At the end I felt the characters had come to some kind of resolution but there’s a lot of hard work ahead of them all to make up for events, the past can’t simply be rewritten.

Stars: Five, a book I’m glad I read, full of surprises, characters with flaws, situations that occur in everyday life, but not one I’d re-read.

ARC via netgalley and publishers

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