Book Review- Another Woman’s Child by Kerry Fisher

Thank you Netgalley and Bookouture for the copy of this book! Delighted to share my honest opinion about this book.

Another Woman's Child: An utterly heartbreaking and emotional page-turner by [Kerry Fisher]

Could you take in your best friend’s child, even if it risked destroying your own family?

Jo had thought that her life – and her heart – was full. With a busy job, a husband and a teenage daughter who is going off the rails, keeping her life running smoothly had already felt hard enough.

But now Jo sits at the funeral of her best friend Ginny, crushed by the loss of a friendship that had endured for thirty years: from college and their first days at work through to settling down and raising their own children.

Against her husband’s wishes, Jo has made a life-changing decision: to take in Ginny’s teenage son Victor and raise him as her own. Despite her misgivings, Jo feels she had no choice: Ginny was a single parent and Victor had no other family who could take care of him.

But Victor’s arrival is about to break open the fragile cracks that were already forming on the surface of Jo’s family life and in her small rural community… and expose a secret that has remained hidden for many years, with devastating consequences.

From the bestselling author of The Silent Wife and The Woman I Was Before, Another Woman’s Child is an unputdownable and heartbreaking read about the secrets we keep from our families, and the sacrifices we are willing to make for those we love. Perfect for fans of Jodi Picoult, Liane Moriarty and Diane Chamberlain.

No. of pages :- 310 pages

Date Published :- 5th August 2020

Genre:- Women’s Fiction

Kerry Fisher

Kerry Fisher is an internationally bestselling author of women’s contemporary fiction, including The Woman I Was Before, The Silent Wife (USA Today bestseller) and The Secret Child. She was born in Peterborough, studied French and Italian at the University of Bath and spent several years living in Spain, Italy and Corsica. After returning to England to work as a journalist, she eventually abandoned real life stories for the secrets of fictional families. She now lives in Surrey with her husband, two teenage children and a naughty Lab/Schnauzer called Poppy.

Best advice ever received: ‘This is fiction, we can skip the boring bits.’ Lynn Hightower, UCLA Writers’ Program.

I got this free copy from Netgalley and Bookouture and I would like to thank them for providing me with a copy!

Jo has a busy family life–with a busy job and a rebellious daughter that she simply cannot control. But when her best friend, Ginny dies, her last wish was for Jo to look after Ginny’s son, Victor and raise him as her own. Despite Jo’s misgivings, she hesitantly accepts and takes in Victor into her family, thus introducing him into a small community. But Victor’s arrival soon develops fragile cracks in Jo’s family and also the small community. And a secret that had been hidden for many years…

I really like the book. The situation that the book was written is realistic. Victor, being half black was immediately turned into a victim of severe accusations like giving drugs to “perfect daughters” and misleading them which sadly is happening in the real world right now, despite the fact that Victor is actually an innocent boy. The teenage rebellion is also realistic, the girls who want to please their parents by getting good grades and going into Oxford or Cambridge though in secret they were partying and taking drugs. The situation that the book was based on was realistic which I really liked about it. The writing was good, though at times, not very engaging but it was also a bit emotional to read.

Overall, it is a good emotional book to read. Worth three stars. This book will be released on 5th August so you can preorder your copy now on Amazon!

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