The Happy Family by Jackie Kabler

I’m so delighted to be part of the tour today for this absolute stunner of a book. Thanks so much to Rachel’s Random Resources for the copy of the book and invitation to be part of the tour.

A mother who disappeared… 
When Beth was 10 years old, her beautiful, wild mother Alice walked out and never came back. Beth’s life since hasn’t always been smooth sailing, but now she is happy and settled, with a successful career, a loving family and a beautiful home. 
An unexpected visitor…
Then one day there’s a knock at the door. Alice has returned. Overjoyed to have the chance to rebuild their relationship, Beth invites her mother to move in.
A life that comes crashing down…
At first, everything seems wonderful. But then Beth’s friends begin to drift away, strange things start to happen at home, and rumours begin to circle about her past. As the mysterious events around Beth become darker and more dangerous, she is forced to question everything. Is somebody in her life trying to destroy her happiness? And how far will they go?

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My Review:

Wow! This book is just amazing!

I’ve read this author’s previous books and I know how compelling they are, but this one just totally surpassed all my expectations. There is so much to tell you about this book, but I can’t, because there are so many layers and secrets in this story that I really don’t want to spoil it!

I really liked Beth, and couldn’t help but wonder what secrets she was hiding. When the truth is revealed it is pretty shocking, but I still found myself drawn to her as a character, and as her life begins to fall apart, I felt so sorry for her.

There is so much tension in this book, and even when I figured out what what happened, the tension continued, as I wished I could climb inside the book and warn Beth, as she hurtled further down the path to disaster.

This was the sort of book that kept me reading late into the night, and when I finally had to put it down, it was in the back of my mind, as I tried to unravel the secrets and the clever plot.

Absolutely superbly crafted, I enjoyed every page of this book, even when I was on the edge of my seat with the drama of it all! Cannot recommend it highly enough.

My Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Author Bio – Jackie Kabler worked as a newspaper reporter and then in television news for twenty years, including nearly a decade on GMTV. She later appeared on BBC and ITV news, presented a property show for Sky, hosted sports shows on Setanta Sports News and worked as a media trainer for the Armed Forces. She is now a presenter on shopping channel QVC. The Happy Family is her sixth book; previous novels include the international bestseller The Perfect Couple. Jackie lives in Gloucestershire with her husband.

Social Media Links –

Twitter @jackiekabler

Instagram @officialjackiekabler


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