Firstly I wish to Sarah Hardy and Bloodhound Books for inviting me to take part on this blog tour for BABY DEAR by LINDA HUBER
Caro and Jeff Horne seem to have it all until they learn that Jeff is infertile. Caro married Jeff because her biggest wish was to be a mother, and he had the means to give their children a better life than she’d had. Jeff, who is besotted with Caro, is terrified he will lose her now they can’t have a baby.
Across town, Sharon is eight months pregnant and unsure if she really wants to be a mother. Soon her world will collide with Jeff’s. He wants to keep Caro happy and decides that getting a baby is the only way.
Then Caro is accidently drawn into an underworld of drugs…
Meanwhile, Jeff is increasingly desperate to find a baby – but what lengths is he prepared to go to?
Is Sharon in danger, and will Caro ever have the family she’s always dreamed of?
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW
Have you ever opened a door and just stopped and starred at what you see? Something that makes your feet not move, like a command from the brain that cements you to the spot before you have to know what the hell has happened, because you are in shock. That is the opening scene in this book.
What can you give a woman that has everything? Well Jeff had done a pretty fine job so far. Jeff was besotted with his younger wife, anything she wanted was hers Caro was the love of his life. Was, that is such a small word that means things have changed. Jeff was a man that worked hard, Jeff was successful, all things he had made, things in his control. Until the day they both sat in front of a specialist to be told they would never have a baby together, Jeff had a sperm count that could be added up on fingers and toes. Never did either him or Caro think it was going to be him. Jeff would fix this, what ever his wife needed, he would give her what she wanted.
This isn’t a story about a bad man, this is a story about a man mentally destroyed. Linda Huber’s book makes for a pretty terrifying journey into the mind of a very disturbed and desperate man. I really felt so very sad for Jeff. No matter where you look you will always see pregnant women and babies in buggies, a constant torment for both Jeff and Caro, especially when so many made it known they hadn’t wanted to be parents. A brilliant story with the man being the prime character. I read in one sitting forgetting lunch and tea. My first but not last book by Linda Huber!
HERE IS A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Linda now lives in Switzerland, where she works as a language teacher in a little town on the banks of beautiful Lake Constance.
Her debut novel The Paradise Trees was published in 2013 and was followed by The Cold Cold Sea in 2014 and The Attic Room in 2015. she has also had over 50 short stories and articles published in magazines.
OTHER BOOKS BY THIS AUTHOR
The Paradise Trees…
‘An emotionally intelligent thriller – a little gem of a book.’
The Cold Cold Sea…
‘Disturbing and compelling…
psychologically astute, edge-of-the-seat story.’
The Attic Room…
‘… a chiller read.’
‘The pace is perfectly controlled even as it races toward the inevitable crash.’
‘Full 5* from me’