Jenny has just given birth to the baby she’s always wanted. She’s never been this happy.
Her husband, Leo, knows this baby girl can’t be his. He’s never felt so betrayed.
The same night, a vulnerable young woman, Hannah, wakes to find her newborn lifeless beside her. She’s crazed with grief.
When chance throws Hannah into Leo’s path, they make a plan that will have shattering consequences for all of them.
Years later, a sixteen-year-old girl reads an article in a newspaper and embarks on a journey to uncover the truth about herself. But what she learns will put everything she has ever known – and her own life – in grave danger. Because some people will go to desperate lengths to protect the secrets their lives are built on . . .
Keep Her Quiet
by Emma Curtis
Wow! What a story this is! It certainly kept me glued to my Kindle late at night.
When we meet Leo and Jenny they are about to have a baby, but Leo knows the baby isn’t his. Jenny doesn’t realise he knows that.
When Jenny gives birth she is besotted with her little girl. Leo isn’t so enamoured, but he keeps his thoughts to himself so as not to rock the boat. He needs Jenny to be able to continue doing what he loves. He’s a writer and Jenny’s steady income and second property means he has had the luxury of focusing solely on his writing career. He is determined to become a best seller. Leaving Jenny isn’t an option if he wants to succeed. He is not a likeable person.
My heart went out to Jenny. I can’t even imagine how anyone would begin to move on from the trauma she suffers after just giving birth.
My heart went out to Hannah also, at the beginning. The grief she suffers is unimaginable too. Nothing can justify what she does next though. Her life collides with Leo’s in the most spectacularly twisted way, and she takes advantage of the situation, seemingly, without a second thought. What follows is horrifying.
Two mothers, two baby girls, stories entwined in a way I could never have imagined.
Keep Her Quiet is a fast-paced, suspenseful novel which had me holding my breath on more than one occasion. An incredibly emotional story, full of twists and turns. And, likeable or not, the characters are all fascinating. I loved it!
**Many thanks to the author and publisher for my review copy via NetGalley. I am working my way through my list, slowly but surely**