Claudia Morgan-Brown finally has it all. Pregnant with a much-wanted first baby of her own, she has a happily established family of two small step-sons and a loving husband with a great career. But she is also committed to her full-time job as a social worker, and her husband travels often. So when Claudia hires Zoe to help her around the house in anticipation of the baby’s arrival, it seems like the answer to her prayers. But despite Zoe’s glowing recommendations and instant rapport with the children, there’s something about her that Claudia cannot trust.
Moreover, there has been a series of violent attacks on pregnant women in the area, and Claudia becomes acutely aware of her vulnerability. With her husband out of town for work and her family far away, who will be there to protect her? And why does she feel unsettled about Zoe? Realizing appearances can be deceiving even in her seemingly perfect world, Claudia digs deeper into Zoe’s blurry past and begins to wonder – how far would someone go to have a child of her own?
I’ll start by mentioning things about the layout before the story. I enjoyed how the story was told through 3 points of view. Claudia, Zoe and third person of Lorraine. I found this to be refreshing, always giving me a glance of all sides of the story. A little negative to go along with this though is that I wish each chapter labeled who it was speaking as. I often found myself reading the entire page of every chapter and trying to figure out who it was speaking, then I’d have to reread the page so it made sense. It was a little annoying at times but I got used to it as the book went on.
As for the actual story, wow! I thought I knew what was happening the entire time. I’m someone who usually easily guesses the plot and mystery behind every book and I thought that’s what happened here but I was surprisingly mistaken! This book leads you to think a certain way the entire time, making your way of thinking seem valid. I thought the main idea of the book was just to be creepy but not that mysterious. Turns out it was both! Very very creepy book, which I loved. I haven’t read many adult books and I didn’t think I was interested in that category but this book got me in the mood to read plenty more.
Overall I found this book very mysterious, creepy, refreshing, unique, it was a rush to read it. It had me feeling emotions that I didn’t know a book could pull out from me. I’d definitely recommend it to anyone!
I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.