The Adoption by Jenna Kernan

I’m so pleased to be part of the tour today for this fabulous book. Thanks so much to Bookouture for the copy of the book and invitation to be part of the tour.

Book Description:

Your little girl is all yours… isn’t she?

Dani and her husband Tate’s life together is almost perfect. But Dani is haunted by guilt for causing a terrible car accident that left her unable to have children. She can’t remember why she was driving so fast that day or where she was going. Her therapist says she should try to move on.

So when their application to adopt is accepted, Dani sobs with joy. As perfect little Willow nestles in her arms, Dani looks at Tate’s loving smile and knows he will always provide for his family, no matter what.

When Dani sees a woman staring as she pushes Willow’s stroller around the safe, gated Florida community where they live, she tells herself it’s simply an admiring passer-by. After all, Dani herself used to watch the local moms and wish she was in their shoes.

But when Dani wakes in the night to find Willow’s crib empty, their perfect life becomes a nightmare.

In her frantic distress for her daughter, Dani’s memories of the accident flash through her mind. And with a jolt she realises: everyone around her has been lying about that day.

Will Dani find out the truth before it’s too late for her baby girl?

Or will facing her own dark secrets tear them all apart?

A totally addictive and heart-stopping read with a truly mind-blowing twist. Fans of The Woman in the WindowGone Girl and The Wife Between Us won’t be able to put down this incredible thriller from bestselling author Jenna Kernan.

My Review:

Oh wow, this book is a really compelling read!

Dani has been left with quite a few issues following a brain injury caused by the accident. This leads to a real blurring of what might be reality and what might not. It’s hard to know who can be trusted, and how much of what happens is real. I liked her as a character, but I wasn’t too sure about her husband Tate, who seemed a bit too good to be true.

The tension and suspense really build up and this is a hard book to put down. It was responsible for quite a few late nights of reading for me.

Then along comes the twist and things move really fast from then on.

I was absolutely consumed by this book. It’s got superbly well drawn characters and this, combined with the perfectly paced, twisty plot, make for an addictive book.

This is the first book I’ve read by this author and it certainly won’t be the last, I’ll be adding to my ever growing tbr list!

I’d really recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good psychological thriller that completely gets into your head and under your skin.

My Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Author Bio:

Bestselling author Jenna Kernan writes gripping domestic thrillers. Her 2021 release, A Killer’s Daughter, won the bronze medal from the Florida Book Awards in the popular fiction category and her next release, The Adoption, arrives in May 2022 and features a couple whose adoption goes from blissful to terrifying when a dark secret and menacing stranger threaten the baby. Visit Jenna at

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