The Midwife by Victoria Jenkins

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

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About the Book: 

She’s there to keep your baby safe… Or is she?

I’ve always wanted a baby, more than anything. I never meant to do it alone, but it’ll be a fresh start. I can finally leave the past behind me.

I’m so lucky to have Jackie, my midwife, who understands how hard this is. She supports me more than anyone could have hoped or expected.

But as I sit in this cold white room, that was meant to be full of other mothers to be, a chill creeps up my spine. There’s only one other mother here, and she’s clutching her bump nervously. And as she squirms under Jackie’s questions, Jackie can’t stop staring at me.

And then something clicks, and my blood freezes. She recognises me, doesn’t she?

For fans of The Girl on the TrainGone Girl and The Housemaid, this is a psychological thriller that will have you reading late into the night and gasping at the final twist!Author Bio and Social Media 

My Review:

Well, this book had me really intrigued. We meet Lauren the mother, and Jackie the midwife and right from the start it’s clear that this is no ordinary midwife/mother relationship, but I had no idea what the connection was, or what was going to happen.

The story unfolds, told from their alternating points of view and the plot thickens as it appears that both of them have something to hide.

Although the story is slow to develop I think this adds to the suspense. There’s quite a sense of foreboding but no clues as to what might be developing.

I didn’t particularly warm to either of the main characters, but that didn’t detract from the story at all, in fact it made it more authentic.

A dark and mysterious book, full of tension, I found this a difficult one to put down as I became more and more drawn into the story. Intriguing and cleverly plotted.

My Rating:

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Victoria Jenkins lives with her husband and daughters in South Wales, where her bestselling series of crime novels featuring Detectives King and Lane is based. The first in the series, The Girls in the Water is a top 5 US kindle bestseller. She has an MA in Creative and Media Writing from the University of Wales, Swansea.




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