Keep You Safe by Melissa Hill

Good mother or bad … who decides?

Widowed nurse Kate and mum of two Madeleine couldn’t be more different in their approaches to parenting.

Kate knows her husband’s death has made her more protective of her daughter, but she’s not going to apologise for it.

Madeleine feels there’s no such thing as a perfect mother and while her parenting style may be controversial it works for her children and that’s all that matters.

But when Madeleine makes a fateful decision that upends her own family, and has devastating consequences for Kate, suddenly the world is lining up to vilify her and she must defend every parental choice she’s ever made…

Why is she accused of being a terrible mother when all she did was try to keep her children safe?


This is such a thought provoking book, as well being such a fantastic novel.

Without giving too much away, the content is very topical. Both mothers make the same decision regarding their child’s health, but for different reasons. The consequences are devastating.

I liked both mothers in the book, even though Madeline was a bit shallow, she was essentially a good person, and was trying to do her best for hee family, even though I disagreed with her decisions.

My heart really went out to Kate, who got caught up in a situation that was very difficult for her.

The little details in the book, like the twitter feed and newspaper articles, made it feel so real. I almost expected to really hear about it in the news.
This a must read for anyone who enjoys excellent fiction, but particularly anyone with children. It will really make you think, as well as being just a brilliant read.

MY RATING: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟


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