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The Better Mother by Emily Shiner

The arrival of Micah, Ethan's son, at their doorstep, disrupting Zoe's and Ethan's idyllic world of a picture-perfect family. Despite Zoe's sense of betrayal, Ethan was completely unaware of his son. Zoe invites Micah into her home, even though she has conflicting feelings and Ethan is uncertain.

It becomes apparent early on that Micah is not quite right. Despite its predictability, I couldn't help but find it addictive. I found the characters to be well-developed, the pace to be steady, and overall, I really enjoyed this book.

Emily Shiner is making her way up my favorite author's list at a fast pace.

This was a fantastic psychological thriller which kept me gripped throughout. It was told in a dual point of view which I always loved and I think it helps build the suspense. It had me guessing throughout and I really didn’t know how it was going to end and wow; the end was so good.

Highly recommended.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.


About the Author

Emily Shiner grew up in Western North Carolina, and after going to college in Charlotte, returned to her beloved mountains to write novels that keep you up at night. She lives with her husband, daughter, two dogs, menagerie of chickens, and tens of thousands of bees.

When not writing, she’s reading, hiking, or drinking copious amounts of tea while daydreaming about fall.

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