A Mother’s Sacrifice by Gemma Metcalfe #BlogTour #BookReview #Giveaway


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Many thanks to Gemma and Jennifer at Neverland Blog Tours for the opportunity to be part of the blog tour.


It was fate that she crossed my path. And that is why I chose her.

The day Louisa and James bring their newborn son home from the hospital marks a new beginning for all of them. To hold their child in their arms, makes all the stress and trauma of fertility treatment worth it. Little Cory is theirs and theirs alone. Or so they think…

After her mother’s suicide when she was a child, Louisa’s life took an even darker turn. But meeting James changed everything. She can trust him to protect her, and to never leave her. Even if deep down, she worries that she has never told him the full truth about her past, or the truth about their baby.

But someone knows all her secrets – and that person is watching and waiting, with a twisted game that will try to take everything Louisa holds dear.

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Gemma Metcalfe AuthorGemma Metcalfe is a Manchester born author who now lives in sunny Tenerife with her husband Danny and two crazy rescue dogs Dora and Diego. By day, Gemma can be found working as a Primary school teacher, but as the sun sets, she ditches the glitter and glue and becomes a writer of psychological thrillers. An established drama queen, she admits to having a rather warped imagination, and loves writing original plots with shocking twists. The plot for her debut novel ´Trust Me,´ is loosely based on her experiences as a call centre operative, where she was never quite sure who would answer the phone…




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How far would a mother go to protect her child? I assume a good mother would do anything in her power to keep her child safe right? Why then did the prologue open with a mother and child standing on a bridge, looking down in the vast nothingness and is she readying herself to jump with her child in her arms? I was utterly intrigued and readying myself for the reasons I might find. Willing to take such drastic measures, I could only suspect the worst and I couldn’t wait to find out about her motivations.

The story abruptly cut back to the moment when Louise is in hospital giving birth to a little boy named Cory. She and James had had many troubles conceiving and there was even a time she didn’t expect to hold her own baby in her arms anymore after unsuccessful IVF attempts. Louisa always had a child’s wish though. She longed for someone who would love her back unconditionally. Her past and background was well explained and her sad youth was written with such internal heartbreak, it made me completely understand her longing for a child. She’s not on cloud nine for long though, her happiness is overshadowed quite soon when threats are directed towards her. Someone wants her baby and she has a pretty good idea who it is, until other possibilities pop up when her friends who she met through the IVF support group start to act strangely in her eyes.

There was a select group of suspects in her vicinity which included the two other women who were in the support group she was in and I did have my own personal favorite but was never a 100% sure. I was mentally slapping myself when the identity of her stalker was revealed and applaud the author as well. She did such a great job in creating so much doubt including everyone and the next so that even I didn’t see clearly anymore and got so caught up in everyone’s dream of having a baby of their own, along with Louisa. The ending was amazing, the story really built up towards the climax. Some people might not be entirely happy with the way it ended but I think it really fit the story.

I can recommend this novel highly to anyone who loves to guess and it is definitely one of the better novels in this genre. I thoroughly enjoyed this novel from beginning to end!

I received a free copy of this novel from the author in exchange for my honest opinion.


15 thoughts on “A Mother’s Sacrifice by Gemma Metcalfe #BlogTour #BookReview #Giveaway

  1. I really wanted to read this one but didn’t get the ARC. its on my TBR though so I definitely hope to read it sometime soon. The opening sounds chilling, I am already curious about that and I do love a good mystery that can keep me guessing. This sounds perfect!

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