The Daughter’s Choice
Having read, and enjoyed, If Ever I Fall and How to Save a Life by S.D. Robertson, I was looking forward to reading The Daughter’s Choice, and I wasn’t disappointed.
When we are introduced to Rose, she is due to be married and as a pre-wedding gift her father sends her, and her maid of honour, for a spa break. Her maid of honour gets called away to a family emergency though, leaving Rose to try to relax alone. It’s not quite the same as sharing it with your best friend but she endeavours to make the best of it and soon finds herself chatting to another lady who is there alone too. She doesn’t know this woman from Adam but soon finds she’s telling her all about herself. How do some complete strangers seem to have a way of putting you at ease enough to find yourself telling them your life story? I know I’ve done it before when chatting to random people (nothing like to this extent of course, but I can see how easy it would be when feeling relaxed in someone’s company, especially after a gin or two!).
I soon started to have my suspicions about this woman and wondered what an earth she was up to. I found myself worrying about Rose and wondering if this woman had some sinister reason for wanting to get to know her so badly. I was willing Rose to stop talking! I felt very uneasy about where the story was going and was desperate to find out what was going on. The chapters all end in a way that means you MUST read the next!
I did twig where the story was leading eventually but this didn’t hinder my enjoyment at all as I really wanted to know how it would all pan out. My heart went out to Rose, for more reasons than one. Such a lot of heartbreak, confusion, and deceit to process.
There is so much more I could say about the other characters in this book, but I don’t want to give anything away. It is so hard not to get carried away when talking about books like this.
This is such a unique and emotional story. I thoroughly enjoyed it and I highly recommend!
**Many thanks to the author and publisher for my review copy via NetGalley**