Diane and Brian are a very much in love couple. We first meet Diane as a new mother fretting about leaving her baby with the nanny for the first time.
As with most new mums, it is a harrowing time for her. Even more so for her, when we learn that Diane was always apprehensive about having children. Her family’s past had made her and her sister decide against having kids of their own.
However, she gets pregnant and Brian is over the moon. The timing isn’t right; she has just been promoted, Brian’s job involves traveling but he is determined to make it work despite Diane’s reservations.
Diane goes into labour when Brian is out of the country and gives birth to little Grace. Diane is now the most devoted mother possible. Her life revolves around Grace. However, we know something is not quite right when Brian who was so excited about the baby has been out of the country for so long and Diane seems to find it so difficult to get hold of him.
The reader is given an inkling to the fact that something is not quite right. But the final twist comes as a bit of a shock. A psychological thriller where the author does a great job of maintaining the momentum and, wrapping up with a powerful, emotional ending. A book which had me guessing and guessing wrong. I love it when that happens.
An unputdownable book, one that had me hooked from word go till the very end. A well thought out plot, rendered beautifully. I’m going to.look out for this author. I believe this was the first book of hers that I have read. This was picked up purely on the basis of the description.
A 4/5 read.
About the Author
The Word Game was included in the Top 20 Novels to be Written by Women in 2015 by Good Housekeeping.
Her latest novel – The Word Game won the 2015 USA Books Award for Best Fiction and her novel, The Memory Child was a finalist in the same category.
Steena Holmes grew up in a small town in Canada and holds a Bachelors degree in Theology.
In 2012 she received the Indie Excellence Award. Holmes was inspired to write Finding Emma after experiencing a brief moment of horror when she’d thought her youngest daughter was missing.