Chosen Child

Chosen Child go inside Ebook Outstanding Page Turning Breathtaking Shocking Taut Tension filled Brilliant Betrayal I adore Linda Huber s writing I have been a fan ever since reading The

Chosen Child go inside Ebook Outstanding...Page-Turning...Breathtaking...Shocking...Taut...Tension-filled...Brilliant!Betrayal...I adore Linda Huber's writing, I have been a fan ever since reading The Cold Cold Sea and always get excited at the chance to read a new book from Linda. One of those hugely underestimated and under-noticed authors in my opinion. Well...I hope this one goes to the top of the best-seller list because it deserves to. THIS is her best work in my humble reviewers opinion. Stunning fiction.Take two storylines and find the most disturbing way to interweave them. Linda kept me on edge though the entire book, I found myself wanting to do nothing but read it and feel sad it's finished. If this book had 800 more pages to go, I would still be happily reading it. Very clever penmanship permeates this novel. I absolutely loved it.Psychological Thrillers are hugely popular, I find most are either mediocre or really brilliant - this falls into the really brilliant category. I am not going to go into the synopsis (but if that does not entice you then I hope my review will) but will tell you this book has everything going for it. The plot is incredibly good, original and will have you flicking the pages, pressing on your Kindle and staying up way past your bedtime, it's like every page was a cliff-hanger for me! Talk about lost in fiction!The characters all "pop" in their own way, each one highly memorable, not all likeable and for me one or two that I fluctuated on for a million reasons. The way Linda tells this tale and makes all the pieces of the jigsaw come together is sheer entertainment. I remember the "ah-ha" moment I had about 25% into the book when I thought (and hoped) I saw where the plot was going, and it did but then it gave me so much more than I bargained on, threw up more curve balls and made me hungry for final outcomes, discoveries, revelations and answers.It just has that "something special" about it!Chosen Child has been added to my favourites list and will no doubt be a contender in my Top Ten of 2016 which is already hotting up and it's only January! I loved everything about this book, simply everything. For me it was faultless. So go on, add it to your to-read list, borrow it, buy it, read it! This gets a whopping 5 stars from me without a single hesitation. I am sad it's finished, the next book I pick up has a lot to live up to!This great book is out on 15 February 2016 and can be pre-ordered at a great price:Amazon UK so much to Linda for an advance copy of the book to read and review in exchange for an honest and professional book review.For more of my book reviews, plenty of awesome books to win, and author Q&A events come to: follow me on Twitter: A disappearance A sudden death A betrayal of the worst kind Ella longs for a child of her own, but a gruesome find during an adoption process deepens the cracks in her marriage A family visit starts off a horrifying chain of events, and Ella can only hope she won t lose the person she loves most of all Amanda is expecting her second child when her husband vanishes ShA disappearance A sudden death A betrayal of the worst kind Ella longs for a child of her own, but a gruesome find during an adoption process deepens the cracks in her marriage A family visit starts off a horrifying chain of events, and Ella can only hope she won t lose the person she loves most of all Amanda is expecting her second child when her husband vanishes She is tortured by thoughts of violence and loss, but nothing prepares her for the shocking conclusion to the police investigation And in the middle of it all, a little girl is looking for a home of her own with a forever mummy and daddy How well do you know your own family And who can you trust Chosen Child is the fourth chilling psychological suspense novel from the author of The Paradise Trees, The Cold Cold Sea and The Attic Room The pace is perfectly controlled even as it races toward the inevitable crash Barb Taub Gripping, fast paced, wonderful storytelling Jane Isaac. The best Book Chosen Child Trailer very first book I read by this author Linda Huber was The Cold Cold Sea, if you look at reviews on that book, you will see how many loved it.I was included in that and couldn't wait for her next book. Here it is!I love the colour of the cover and the details on the book cover too.Chosen Child This focuses around Rick and Ella. They find they are unable to have children of their own so give thoughts into adoption.Both have different outlooks on this. Rick wanted a boy. Ella was OK with that. But of course, you cannot help your emotions. We hear it said, you cannot help who you fall in love with and this proves true in Ella's case when they are both invited to meet some children at a relaxed venue with other potential hopeful Moms and Dads. There is another story running alongside this, its Amanda and her son.You are wondering how the two stories connect, and you are left like that for some time. Its well worth the wait. It keeps your thoughts working and you waiting in anticipation for the two to merge and become one. So well thought out by the author I thought.This story has heartbreak, it has secrecy and it has lust. Its an unexpected secrecy that has nothing to do or connect with a child.Have I whet your appetite yet?Without giving spoilers, this has many dimensions that will leave you dangling in space wondering which way to lean to get on solid ground again. Unexpected surprises throughout this book I have just read and thoroughly enjoyed.Linda Huber is one of those authors that needs to be shouted about from the rooftops, she is truly a good story teller. She needs recognition. In my humble opinion she needs her stories to be read. I have great respect for this author, she puts her all into her books and I can feel this as I read. It flows so well, it reads superbly and although like other books it has chapters when you can mark it, put it down and pick it up later, let me say, I couldn't do that, I had to read chapter after chapter and just couldn't sleep until I had this finished.I blame Linda Huber for the bags under my eyes.Thanks to the author who gave me an advanced copy. I am only a reader who reviews and reads lots of books but I need to say, there are some I read for on my shelf here on goodreads [check them out] that I follow eagerly as I believe in their talent. And I am happy to read each book they produce. This is released soon so please feel free to preorder it on Amazon.

About Author

  1. Linda Huber grew up in Glasgow, Scotland, but went to work in Switzerland for a year aged twenty two, and has lived there ever since Her day jobs have included working as a physiotherapist in hospitals and schools for handicapped children, and teaching English in a medieval castle Not to mention several years spent as a full time mum to two boys, a rescue dog, and a large collection of goldfish and guinea pigs.Linda now lives in Switzerland, in a little town on the banks of beautiful Lake Constance.Her debut psychological suspense novel The Paradise Trees was published in 2013, and was followed by The Cold Cold Sea, The Attic Room, Chosen Child, Ward Zero, Baby Dear, and Death Wish Linda has also had over 50 short stories and articles published, some of which can be read in The Saturday Secret, a charity collection of short feel good stories.


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  1. OutstandingPage TurningBreathtakingShockingTautTension filledBrilliant BetrayalI adore Linda Huber s writing, I have been a fan ever since reading The Cold Cold Sea and always get excited at the chance to read a new book from Linda One of those hugely underestimated and under noticed authors in my opinion WellI hope this one goes to the top of the best seller list because it deserves to THIS is her best work in my humble reviewers opinion Stunning fiction.Take two storylines and find the most di [...]

  2. Traileryoutu vEVbY7H0CkoThe very first book I read by this author Linda Huber was The Cold Cold Sea, if you look at reviews on that book, you will see how many loved it.I was included in that and couldn t wait for her next book Here it is I love the colour of the cover and the details on the book cover too.Chosen Child This focuses around Rick and Ella They find they are unable to have children of their own so give thoughts into adoption.Both have different outlooks on this Rick wanted a boy Ell [...]

  3. Rick and Ella are a married couple unable to have children of their own so they decide to adopt Rick is quite set on what he wants, a little boy They attend an adoption party where adults mingle and play with children who are available for adoption and Ella is completely taken by a six year old girl, Soraya How will this work out, will Rick adapt to a six year old girl rather than the little boy he wanted How well do we really know our partners In a second story line Amanda who has a one year ol [...]

  4. Rick Ella are childless so they decide to adopt Rick wants a boy but Ella wants a girl so when they see the child of their dreams Ella seeks adoption of Soraya straight away, she Rick visit her often Soraya becomes very close to Ella, meanwhile Rick s enthusiasm wains he concentrates on work he is married to the job than compromising with Ella.Meanwhile Amanda who is pregnant with her second child had an affair she would rather forget she has a son Jaden is happy with James, until James Gareth [...]

  5. My heart went out to Ella throughout this book Desperate to have a child but unable to so when her and Rick start the ball rolling in adopting six year old Soraya I was so happy for her Sadly though I knew from the genre of the book that things wouldn t be plain sailing.Rick I couldn t work out at first but the I got to know him the my opinion of him changed He is very self centred and at times I could have happily given him than a slap Soraya I absolutely adored Reading of her and Ella s rel [...]

  6. 5 Family Broken Stars I absolutely love a book that writing a review is nearly impossible because of the layers the author has twisted together in a neat little what s going to happen next page grabber.Life is not always what it seams no matter how hard you try to have a happy, normal marriage and life.This book is a tale of a marriage gone wrong and how the shattered pieces can t be buried for long until the shards of deception slice open the hearts of everyone.Marriage and family destroyed by [...]

  7. Two women Amanda, married with a fourteen month old baby, who is having an affair Ella, married but so far unable to conceive and undergoing the rigorous checks to adopt.When Amanda s husband, Gareth, comes home earlier than expected the resulting events change everything for both women forever I absolutely loved this psychological thriller as the plot rather expertly manoeuvred to affect both women when initially I couldn t see how they were going to be linked The strength of the story in this [...]

  8. A special thank you to the author for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.Talented Linda Huberreturns following The Paradise Trees, The Cold Cold Sea, and The Attic Room, with another intriguing mysterious domestic psychological suspense THE CHOSEN CHILDA novel of desire Obsessions Dangerous games Secrets Lies Highly charged topics of adoption and motherhood An innocent little girl caught in the cross fires Do you really know your husband A family mystery Ella and Rick want a baby.The first [...]

  9. What a great read, Two wifes stories and the their husband entwine in this story This is one of the best non crime, crime stories I have read in a very long time Intriguing, compelling pick your own superlatives for this one they will fit This would be a great Book Club read, so many points to discuss once read I am crying out for from Linda Huber.

  10. This was picked as a read along for one of the Facebook groups I am a member of I enjoyed this story, it is a well written thriller with many emotional twists and turns Having just heard what the authors next book is about when released in Autumn I m looking forward to reading that too now.

  11. First of all I have to say.The cover how stunning is it After seeing the cover that has buy me written all over it I couldn t wait to read this book After it ending up sitting on my TBR pile for far too long and I actually wish I had read it sooner this is without a doubt an OMG book I couldn t read it fast enough it grabs you right from the start without a doubt it is unputdownable.I freaking loved it In this story we meet Ella who longs for a child of her own, but a gruesome find during an ado [...]

  12. Wow what a roller coaster of emotions that I went through reading this An unusual set up for a crime, but brilliantly thought out Domestic Noir crime read, at it s best.I nearly had palpitations at times for the characters whether in a positive or negative light Loved the tension and what if until the next and next chapter, extremely engaging and a fabulous page turner.

  13. I do realise that this author has a fair few fans on here whose opinions I respect however this really wasn t for me I found the plot pretty basic The characters were unremarkable and, for me, there simply was no tension I got to 50% before I flicked to the end but it still didn t grab me.

  14. I really like those books that keep my attention until the very last page, and that s exactly what happened with The Chosen Child I appreciated the topic and the plot but the characters seemed somehow cold, especially Amanda The ending disappointed me a little because to me it felt like everything that had happened made no sense at this point That s the reason I only gave it 3 stars it s a nice read for those who like this genre but it s nothing extraordinary.

  15. This book gets into its cracking pace early on, in fact soon after Rick and Ella attend an adoption party to meet children who are ready to be adopted Things aren t straightforward though, Rick has fixed ideas on the type of child he wants to adopt a young white boy without any health issues whereas Ella is hoping to find a child she feels that magical connection with Adoption isn t an easy process to go through and Ella is desperate to keep their social worker Linda on side and it doesn t take [...]

  16. I would ve given this book 1 star but thought again because I actually couldn t stop reading it I liken it to the Kardashians, for example, a fascination with the abominable I disliked the three main characters immensely Rick James Self centered, narcissistic, vow breaking husband Anyone who wasn t blind could tell he was uninterested in adopting Soraya His continued reference to super mummy and his wife s focus on the child rather than on him was irritating Being an attorney prosecuting child a [...]

  17. Review first posted on thebookreviewcafeThis is the first book I have read by Linda Huber, but it s safe to say it won t be my last, oh what a tangled web the author weaves, she certainly can tell a good story, and it certainly wasn t a predictable tale Chosen Child has two plots, centred around two families, leading two very different lives Ella and her husband Rick are desperate to adopt, and Amanda and her husband Gareth are expecting their second child, what s so tangled about that I hear yo [...]

  18. I ve never read any novels by Linda Huber before but I fell in love with this cover and I was delighted when the author offered me a copy for review.Chosen Child is a cleverly woven psychological suspense novel and I was soon caught up in the story.Ella and Rick are hoping to adopt a child but despite agreeing that they would look for a baby boy, Ella finds herself falling for a six year old girl called Soraya at an adoption party.The other key character is Amanda, mother to eighteen month old J [...]

  19. I was fortunate to receive an advance copy from the author I do read the occasional thriller, but I wouldn t call myself an avid reader of psychological suspense The honest truth I couldn t put this down The story draws you into the characters lives with a kind of compelling sense of claustrophobia, almost, but you can t leave it alone because you need to know what happens to these people and how the plot plays out I also enjoyed the Cornwall setting If you want a suspenseful read that gets rig [...]

  20. It started off quite promising I totally did not see the big twist coming and couldn t wait to see how it all panned out It ended up being so repetitive if I had to read about grey eyes one time and the ending was a disappointment.

  21. I loved this book, except that I read to lull myself to sleep and this kept me awake It s a Cornish tale great setting , the story of two women who are single mindedly determined to get what they want and men blessed with fatal obstinacy A string of wrong decisions build up, one upon the other, cutting off any way out, until inevitable disaster is set in concrete Is it wrong to call it a black comedy I found myself laughing no, please don t time and again Highly recommended.

  22. This was a highly polished tale of Rick and Ella, who are going through the adoption process with their forever child Soraya whose lives and destiny is entangled with Gareth whose wife Amanda is having an affair with James which will ultimately end in the worst possible way.I was hooked from the start and read this in very large chunks.No doubt I m going to be reading a lot from Linda Huber, as the standard she sets is very high.

  23. Wow This story had me gripped from start to finish The tension is almost unbearable as one awful secret leads to another It took me in directions I didn t expect and kept me turning the pages to see how it would end I d definitely recommend it to fans of psychological suspense and domestic noir.

  24. This was a gripping read, difficult to put down once started Really enjoyed the pace of this exciting, tense story It was cleverly written and I found my sympathies switching from one character to another as the novel unfolded Great

  25. Another brilliant book by Linda Huber Love the way she writes and only uses a few characters which are well defined Lots of twists and turns and was lovely that it was set in Cornwall which is where I live.

  26. What a story I caught myself holding my breath while reading This book is so good And so well told I couldn t decide whether I wanted to truth to come out or not.I loved The Cold Cold Sea and downloaded Death Wish now Hope I won t be disappointed as Chosen Child was the perfect read for me.

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