The Family Reunion by Karen King

I’m so thrilled to tell you about this book today as part of the tour. Thanks so much to Bookouture for the copy of the book and invitation to be part of the tour.

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About the Book: 

She’s the daughter you never knew… But how far will she go to get the life she never had?

Today I’m hosting a family party. One that’s different to every celebration we’ve had before. Because I’ve invited my secret daughter to it.

I’ve never forgiven myself for abandoning her as a baby, with just a scrawled note tucked into her soft yellow blanket, saying her name was Hope.

As soon as she reached out, I knew I had to meet her. My family all seem ready to accept her with open arms, their forgiveness a blessing I barely deserve. And I dare to believe that maybe we are all going to have a happy ending after all.

So I try to put all those small, strange things that have been happening to me in recent weeks out of my mind. The missing money, my lost charm bracelet, the broken window, the fire…

But as the drinks are poured and everyone’s talking animatedly, I hear a knock at the door. And something in my heart tells me this family is about to be torn apart. And there’s nothing I can do to stop it…

An utterly gripping psychological suspense novel with a twist you’ll never see coming. Perfect for fans of Lisa Jewell, Mark Edwards and K.L. Slater.

My Review

What a read this is! It starts off as a bit of a slow-burner. Mary finally gets to meet her long-lost daughter and it all seems too good to be true…

The story is told from several points of view and moves between the present and the past. I don’t want to say too much for fear of spoiling the plot, but it’s obvious from the start that Mary has other secrets from the past, and that Hope, now known as Cathy, is not exactly as sweet as she seems.

I really liked the way we also get the story told from the perspective of her daughter-in-law who can see things with unbiased eyes, and who is quite perceptive.

I liked Mary as a character. She had been through a lot in recent times and she’s feeling vulnerable and unsure of herself.

The plot develops so smoothly and the pace really begins to pick up about halfway through, culminating in the shocking ending.

A really addictive and entertaining book, I thoroughly enjoyed it.

My Rating

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Author Bio

Karen King is a multi-published author of both adult and children’s books. Currently published by Bookouture and Headline, Karen writes about the light and dark of relationships. Her third psychological thriller, The Mother In Law, was published in July, and her eleventh romantic novel, The Spanish Wedding Disaster, in June. A fourth psychological thriller will be published in January 2023.

Karen has also had 120 children’s books, two young adult novels, and several short stories for women’s magazines published. Her thrillers The Perfect Stepmother and The Stranger in my Bed and her romantic novel The Cornish Hotel by the Sea became International Amazon bestsellers.

Karen is a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association, the Society of Authors, the Crime Writers’ Association and the Society of Women Writers and Journalists. She now lives in Spain where she loves to spend her non-writing time exploring the quaint local towns with her husband, Dave, when she isn’t sunbathing or swimming in the pool, that is.

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