The Perfect Mother

The Perfect Mother

by Caroline Mitchell

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Overview

She thought they wanted her baby. But they won’t stop there.

Roz is young, penniless and pregnant. All she wants is to be the perfect mother to her child, but the more she thinks about her own chaotic upbringing, the more certain she is that the best life for her baby is as far away as possible from her hometown in Ireland.

Determined to do the right thing, Roz joins an elite adoption service and can’t believe her luck. Within days she is jetting to New York to meet a celebrity power couple desperate for a child of their own. Sheridan and Daniel are wealthy and glamorous—everything Roz isn’t. Her baby will never go hungry, and will have every opportunity for the perfect life. But soon after Roz moves into their plush basement suite, she starts to suspect that something darker lurks beneath the glossy surface of their home.

When Roz discovers she isn’t the first person to move in with the couple, and that the previous woman has never been seen since, alarm bells start ringing. As the clock ticks down to her due date, Roz realises her unborn baby may be the only thing keeping her alive, and that despite her best intentions, she has walked them both into the perfect nightmare…

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781542016643
Publisher: Amazon Publishing
Publication date: 01/14/2020
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 157,071
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.60(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

A former police detective, Caroline Mitchell now writes full-time.

She has worked in CID and has also specialised in roles dealing with vulnerable victims—high-risk victims of domestic abuse and serious sexual offences. The mental strength shown by the victims of these crimes is a constant source of inspiration to her, and Mitchell combines their tenacity with her knowledge of police procedure to create tense psychological thrillers.

Originally from Ireland, she now lives in a pretty village on the coast of Essex with her husband and two children.

You can sign up for her newsletter at www.caroline-writes.com, or follow her on Twitter (@caroline_writes) or Facebook (www.facebook.com/CMitchellAuthor).

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The Perfect Mother 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 47 reviews.
dlvandruff 6 hours ago
Roz is looking for a way out of her problem. She is pregnant. Not only that she can't let her beat friend know who the father is. That would destroy their friendship. Roz lives in Ireland. She lives hearing about the United States celebrities. She Hope's to have her child grow up not having to worry about finances. Hearing of a website that has parents who want to adopt, she signs herself up. She cannot even imagine what is in store for her. All she knows is that she wants the best mom for her baby. A psychological thriller. Dark, and horrifying. You can't put it down till the very end. Then you want to pick it up and read it again!! Get ready for a rollercoaster ride!
JamieS 3 days ago
When Roz discovers she pregnant, she knows giving up the baby is the best choice for the child. She signs up with an elite adoption agency and immediately is sent to meet a powerful celebrity couple who want a child. However once she gets there, she realizes things are not as they seem...another woman who was pregnant moved in with them and has not been seen since. As her due date approaches, she realizes the mistake she's made and has to figure out how to save herself and her baby! Thank you NetGalley and the publisher for an e-arc in exchange for an honest review !
JamieS 3 days ago
When Roz discovers she pregnant, she knows giving up the baby is the best choice for the child. She signs up with an elite adoption agency and immediately is sent to meet a powerful celebrity couple who want a child. However once she gets there, she realizes things are not as they seem...another woman who was pregnant moved in with them and has not been seen since. As her due date approaches, she realizes the mistake she's made and has to figure out how to save herself and her baby! Thank you NetGalley and the publisher for an e-arc in exchange for an honest review !
WVBoo 6 days ago
Meh. An interesting premise which could have been amazing, but simply wasn't. Prepare yourselves for horribly cheesy dialogue and a large dose of suspension of belief. And that's really all I have to say about that... 2.5 stars **Many thanks to the publisher for my review copy.
nahyee 6 days ago
Great thriller that kept me reading.... Publisher's Description: She thought they wanted her baby. But they won’t stop there. Roz is young, penniless and pregnant. All she wants is to be the perfect mother to her child, but the more she thinks about her own chaotic upbringing, the more certain she is that the best life for her baby is as far away as possible from her hometown in Ireland. Determined to do the right thing, Roz joins an elite adoption service and can’t believe her luck. Within days she is jetting to New York to meet a celebrity power couple desperate for a child of their own. Sheridan and Daniel are wealthy and glamorous—everything Roz isn’t. Her baby will never go hungry, and will have every opportunity for the perfect life. But soon after Roz moves into their plush basement suite, she starts to suspect that something darker lurks beneath the glossy surface of their home. When Roz discovers she isn’t the first person to move in with the couple, and that the previous woman has never been seen since, alarm bells start ringing. As the clock ticks down to her due date, Roz realises her unborn baby may be the only thing keeping her alive, and that despite her best intentions, she has walked them both into the perfect nightmare… ************ Caroline Mitchell will definitely be a new add to my favorite authors list! "The Perfect Mother" is perfectly dark and twisted, just the way I like it!! As a huge fan of police procedurals (think "Law & Order SVU," "Criminal Minds"), I find it easy to get engrossed in a book like this one. I can also totally see it as a movie similar to "The Hand That Rocks the Cradle" or "Fatal Attraction." Roz is the perfect victim -- naive, easily impressed, and desperately looking for an easy way out. The old adage "if it seems too good to be true, it probably is" should have been pounded into her head because she falls for Sheridan's offer hook, line, and sinker...and pays the price. What she doesn't know is will she pay the ultimate price? I will not give anything away here because I don't want to spoil the ending for anyone. A couple spoilers below to explain why 4 stars instead of 5. All in all, this was a great thriller that kept me reading and wanting to see if Roz would be able to get out of her mess! ***SPOILERS*** There are two reasons I knocked this down to 4 stars from 5. The first I'm hoping was cleaned up in the final version since this was an advance edition that I received. In the Prologue, Roz hears people coming down the lift to her basement suite and she's preparing herself to fight them off. When the book catches up to that point in the story, Roz is waiting to hear the lift but then realizes the man and woman came down some stairs instead. I was so confused that I actually went back to the Prologue to reread it to see if I missed something. The second thing I don't like is that Sheridan's friend Monica, who is actually a journalist chasing a story, doesn't go to the police with her suspicions when she realizes that Roz is in Sheridan's house. She has long suspected that Sheridan had something to do with another girl's disappearance but she lets months go by and then crashes onto the scene to save the day? I just found it hard to believe that she would take the chance of waiting that long if she suspects that Roz will end up missing or dead. I received a free copy of this title from NetGalley and Amazon Publishing UK in exchange for an honest review.
Jill-Elizabeth_dot_com 6 days ago
This was fine for what it was: a fast-paced beach/airplane book. It involved an over-the-top situation, populated by over-the-top characters (the sole exception being Dympna, the best friend, who rocked) with over-the-top responses to any- and everything they encountered. The attempts at twists were easy to spot - it didn't ruin the story for me to see them coming, although I did roll my eyes a few times at the red herrings and clearly intentional obfuscations and careful-wordings that were thrown in along the way. Mitchell set up an all-too-common scenario, which made the book more relatable than it might otherwise have been, and her writing is easy to fall into and doesn't require any heavy-lifting by the reader. It won't change your life, but it's fun enough to read if you don't mind regularly suspending disbelief... Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for my obligation-free review copy.
Jennifer Garnick 11 days ago
Rosalind "Roz" Foley is a 24 year old housekeeper in Ireland. After a drunken night with a partner that was definitely a mistake, she turns up pregnant. The father of the baby is affiliated with her best friend Dympna, and to keep the baby would cause chaos in both their lives. Roz turns to the internet for help. She registers on a website where she can be matched with prospective families for her child. Her father abandoned her as a child and her mother was an alcoholic so Roz becomes obsessed with finding the perfect mother. She's soon inundated with responses but the one that really catches her eye is a "diamond" couple. This means that the couple is very wealthy. Surely this means that they can provide her baby a perfect life? After she initiates contact with "Julie", Roz is whisked away to New York City to meet the prospective parents. She soon learns that the people that want her baby are Sheridan Sinclair and Daniel Watson, an "It celebrity couple" looking to expand their family. Sheridan doesn't let any grass grow under her feet and manipulates the desperate and star struck Roz into signing away the rights to her baby immediately. The glitter soon starts to wear off as Roz is given glimpses into Sheridan's true nature. Sheridan's whole household and staff fears her and now Roz fears her as well. She starts to regret her decisions and also starts bonding with her baby. As her baby grows, Roz starts to grow into her inner strength, which is good because in the beginning I was wondering how she could be so stupid and naive. The story is complex with very well written characters. The police presence is enough to keep the story moving but at the same time you aren't bogged down with procedural details. The underlying theme is that what you may view from the outside as being perfect may very well not be when you are face to face with it. One of my favorite parts of the book was the strength of the friendship between Roz and Dympna. Despite the suspicion that her boyfriend is the baby's father and the fact that people think she's silly for worrying about Roz, she swears something is wrong and doesn't stop trying to find her. She never wavers in the love for her friend and it was beautiful to read. I'm definitely going to seek out more of Ms. Mitchell's work, because if this book is an example I will surely enjoy the others as well. Thank you so much to NetGalley and Amazon Publishing UK for allowing me to read this book in exchange for an honest review. It was a genuine pleasure.
mzglorybe 13 days ago
Creepy-crawly at its best. This had me captured for 3 days. I had to deal with other life issues or I could have read this in one or two sittings. Never having read this British author before I relied on the opinions of other reviewers, but I certainly will be looking at her other works. The plot revolves around Roz, an unwed and pregnant young woman who is not ready to be a mother. She finds a website that promises her a perfect home for her unborn child, but it takes her from her home in Ireland to New York. The pregnancy is the result of a drunken one night stand and Roz does not tell anyone who the father of the baby is... not her best friend Dympna, or even us readers are privy to this information. When we do find out at the end, we never saw that coming, and actually not many details were given about that illicit night of conception. That was disappointing. I wanted to know more. Give me the deets! The reactions of the affected parties seemed surreal to me, too much of a cavalierness to it. Maybe the British take things in stride easier than us Americans. At any rate it is a whale of a ride, through unbelievable circumstances, ratcheting up the tension with each chapter. What seemed like the answer to naive Roz’s prayers, turns into a nightmare once she arrives in America... talk about “captivating” in the literal sense. This was deliciously creepy. I was immensely entertained by this suspenseful psychological drama. The emotional impact that the writing evokes are just what I like about a thriller. We are carried right along with the frustration, angst, fear and trepidation ever present for poor Roz. Equally for her best friend who is determined she needs help and sets out to get it for her, even if it means flying with a phobia to cross the big pond into the US in hopes of finding her. Buckle your seat belts, you’ll remember this ride for a long time to come. I received a digital ARC after the release date of 1/14/20 in exchange for an unbiased review. I am happy to recommend it to fans of psychological suspense. Available now. Get your copy today.
Philomath_in_Phila 14 days ago
‏I was provided with a complimentary copy of this book so I could give an honest review. Caroline Mitchell has done it again. Her latest thriller, The Perfect Mother, is a stand-alone novel and not part of the DI Amy Winter series I enjoy. In The Perfect Mother, Caroline Mitchell introduces us to Roz, a single, pregnant woman from Ireland who is not ready to be a mother. She is determined to do the right thing for her baby and joins an expensive, elite adoption service. She is thrilled when a secretive power couple is interested in raising her baby as their own. What starts as a dream come true quickly turns into a nightmare. Once again, while reading a book by Caroline Mitchell, I stayed up way too late because I could not find a place to stop reading. I kept reading until the end. I was exhausted at work the next day but the book was worth it. It started off as a slow burn but quickly picked up speed and went flying. It is a tense book that made me cheer and feel for the main character and her unborn child. Once Roz moves to NY the story does not twist and turn but is a solid line of suspense until the very end. This 200-word review was published on Philomathinphila.com on 2/2/20.
Aileen Grist 14 days ago
A well written story. The story is eventful with plenty of twists and turns. The characters are realistic, although a little stereotypical. Movie stars who can get away with murder. Sweet naive Irish girl who's never been on a plane until flying to New York. Enjoyable read. Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher I read an advance review copy of the book. This review is voluntary, honest and my own opinion.
NicolettaG 14 days ago
The description of the story seemed interesting, so I decided to give a try to this author. I was disappointed, the characters are absolutely unbelievable, the story develops slowly and I guessed the end when I was halfway. I am not sure I will try another novel from this author. Thank you to NetGalley, and Amazon Publishing for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
jettaperry3 14 days ago
This is a thoroughly engrossing read! I mean wow! So much suspense and also twists and turns. This book was a pleasure to read and I am definitely going to be reading more of this author's titles.
Anonymous 15 days ago
**I was given a copy of this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All opinions posted here are my own.** The author really knows how to grab your attention from the first chapter - insert an intense scene from closer to the end of the book, before jumping to the beginning of the story for the second chapter. Roz, a sweet, single, broke, Catholic girl from Ireland suddenly finds herself pregnant. She, for obvious reasons, decides she cannot keep her baby, and decides to find the perfect adoptive family to give her baby the life it deserves. She registers on a site where prospective adoptive parents can reach out to her in hopes of being able to adopt her baby. When she realizes a "diamond couple" (a couple whom is allowed to keep their identity private for a certain amount of time) has selected her, she figures all of her problems have been solved - deciding to fly halfway across the country to meet the couple, against her best friend's better judgement. The diamond couple flies her first class from Ireland to NYC and she relishes her first tastes of the good life. She is taken in a limo from the airport to her hotel where she waits for a few hours until she is taken to meet the couple, who turn out to be Sheridan Sinclair and Daniel Watson - celebrity superstar couple. Believing she has hit the jackpot in an adoptive family for her unborn baby, Roz signs the contracts and soon becomes a prisoner in their home. This style of writing is one of my absolute favorites - told from multiple points-of-view with plenty of intrigue and suspense. While some parts felt a little...far-fetched...over-all it was a great read and definitely held my attention until the end. *Thanks to Net Galley and Amazon Publishing UK for the ARC!*
SammyReadsBooks 17 days ago
Roz is in her 20’s, has just lost her job, and finds out she’s pregnant from a one-night stand. With no real family besides her best friend, Dympna, she decides to go through an elite online adoption agency to find parents for her unborn child. Roz is selected by a diamond couple, celebrities who want to remain anonymous, and is flown from Dublin to New York City to meet the prospective parents. She’s excited to see who they are and is expecting politicians, but when she is dropped off at the home of celebrity A-list couple, Sheridan and Daniel, she’s surprised and excited. Roz thought she was just going there to meet the couple, but she has to sign the agreement right away and is forced to stay with them immediately with no communication with the outside world due to a non-disclosure agreement. She can’t even let Dympna know where she is. Things seem very strange with a set schedule, no contact with the outside world, and being stuck in a basement apartment with no windows and no way out unless Sheridan or Daniel let her upstairs. When someone starts mysteriously leaving her gossip magazine articles about Sheridan and Daniel’s first child and about someone else who went missing around the same time they had that child, Roz starts to get suspicious and fear for not only her life, but the life of her unborn child. The Perfect Mother by Caroline Mitchell was not what I was expecting at all. There were so many twists and turns and not everyone was as they seemed. Roz was naïve to think she could sell her baby and not have regrets, but what she goes through during the pregnancy was crazy. The perfect couple, Sheridan and Daniel have so many secrets of their own, and I never knew what was going to happen next with them. Dympna was a great character trying to find out what happened to her friend the entire time. This was my first book by Caroline Mitchell, but won’t be my last. She sucked me in from the beginning and held my attention throughout. The story flowed well and there were some twists I definitely did not see coming. I did feel that the ending was a bit rushed and confusing though. Overall, I would recommend this though. Thank you NetGalley and Amazon Publishing UK for an advanced copy in exchange for my honest review.
jnmegan 18 days ago
It appears that Caroline Mitchell, author of the The Perfect Mother and other previous thrillers and works of psychological suspense, made a good decision when she switched from being CID to becoming a full-time author. Her latest release is a tense and twisty novel that offers some good character development and solid plotting to counteract a small bit of predictability and repetition. Roz is living in Dublin with her best friend when she discovers that she is pregnant after a secret one-night encounter. Roz feels unprepared to raise a child at this point in her young life, but is also unwilling to have an abortion due to her religious upbringing. Faced with this dilemma, she explores an option unique to our modern economy- a website offering to anonymously connect wealthy couples with surrogates or those looking for adoption in return for extensive compensation. Her roommate, Dympna, tries to dissuade her from following through with the arrangements, but Roz is dazzled by an offer that will have her pampered in NYC at the behest of a high-profile couple looking to pass off an unborn child as their own. She also believes that this is an incredible opportunity for her child to have the very best that life can offer. Roz is naïve but smarter than she first appears, and the reader may be initially frustrated by her actions but will come to respect her intuition and self-preservation skills. It is a little too late when Roz realizes that her circumstances are suspicious when she finds herself held captive by a celebrity couple who may have already performed some serious misdeeds in the past. Their money and influence have bought the silence of those who abet their scheme, and the woman in the couple seems to be completely unhinged and controlling to the point of abuse. Mitchell writes the character of Sheridan especially well. She manages to be an obvious villain, but still evokes pity and has some surprising attributes and a rationale that rescue her from becoming a caricature. Dympna is also a resourceful person in the story, providing the moral and rational voice that acts as the safety valve in the spiraling action. The novel is told primarily through Roz as the first-person narrator, with occasional guest chapters told from Sheridan and Dympna’s point of view. There are also cleverly placed excerpts from tabloid press “articles” that help flesh out the backstory of Sheridan and her superstar husband. The reveal of the paternity of the baby is not as surprising as it was intended to be, and some of the “Americanisms” are a bit off, but these are forgivable in light of the rest of the book’s overall quality. The Perfect Mother is not a perfect thriller, but it is an entertaining one- a solid choice that will delight those looking for an absorbing new read. Thanks to the author, Thomas & Mercer (Amazon) and NetGalley for an advance copy of this book in exchange for an unbiased review.
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I really enjoyed this book! It was a roller coaster of thoughts and I had no idea what was going to happen next. I thoroughly enjoyed the characters and the plot. My favorite kinds of books to read are the ones where you have absolutely no idea what is happening until the very end. And this is exactly one of those books. It had some sweet hidden messages in there as well, about friendship and family. So it was a well-rounded book that kept me guessing until the very end. What else more could you ask for?! A definite five-star book.
DC-Reviewer 21 days ago
Roz is a young Irish woman who has a one night stand that results in a pregnancy. She has lost her job, isn’t prepared to be a mother and she’s afraid that if she reveals who the father is, her relationship with her best friend will be irretrievably broken. She feels her only option is to put her baby up for adoption and creates a profile on an adoption site that matches pregnant women with wealthy prospective parents. Roz chooses a couple who live in New York and are willing to support her during her pregnancy. Once she arrives in New York, her life quickly spirals out of control. What I liked about the book: It’s generally well written, has an interesting premise, keeps up a decent pace, has some characters that you just love to hate and has a few unexpected twists. What I didn’t like about the book: Believability was stretched a bit too much and there’s not enough differentiation in language between British characters and American characters. If an author is going to have characters from America and Britain, they need to use language and descriptive terms that fit for each of those cultures. There was too much use of British terminology with the American characters. I did enjoy the book, but would have enjoyed it more with a bit more attention to detail. Thank you NetGalley for the ARC.
CLynnT 21 days ago
I cringe when I have to write a review for a book that just didn’t do it for me. I feel bad for the author; I can appreciate all the hard work that goes into such a huge undertaking. But I remind myself (1) I promised to be honest in my reviews and (2) that’s why they make chocolate and vanilla ice cream. I thoroughly enjoyed the writing style. The plot is good and believable. My big turn-off is the weak lead female Roz. She is just too gullible, too slow, too trusting to be responsible for herself and her unborn baby. I never sensed the “Mama Bear” kick in, and for those of you who have been pregnant or are now mothers, you know exactly what I’m talking about. The other characters in the book are believable and flawed, so interesting to watch. It’s still a fairly enjoyable quick read, just not for those who enjoy a strong female lead character. (I received an advance copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an unbiased review. Thank you to Amazon Publishing UK and NetGalley for making it available.)
IMM011869 22 days ago
The Perfect Mother by Caroline Mitchell. A bit of a slow start but quickly turns into a somewhat unconventional, unpredictable and suspenseful drama. From the self absorbed movie idol to the unwed expectant mother and all in between, the characters are totally spot on. Another twist at the end is a surprise. Very good read. Thank you to the publisher, author, and NetGalley for the opportunity to preview the book.
MysteriLover 22 days ago
Omigosh, this is a superb book! I liked everything about it, from the well-plotted characters, to the way it was outlined, going back and forth between three women and their stories. What an emotional read! I don't want to include spoilers because I feel you should start off without knowing any of the story (I wish I had), But let me just say that it's early morning as I write this, and I've been awake all night because I wasn't about to put it down. I fell asleep once and forced myself to wake up and keep reading. I can hardly wait to explore Caroline Mitchell's other works. Thank you so much, Net Galley for affording me this super, engrossing, twisty read!
Amanda_Dickens 23 days ago
I really liked this book. There are plenty of plot twists throughout the book that kept me on the edge of my seat. The atmosphere of the books was amazing. I was able to visualize everything like it was a movie in my head. The character development was also great. I was attached to all of the characters, even the ones that were unlikable. This is one of my favorite of 2020 and I highly recommend it.
MrsKelp 24 days ago
I just finished The Perfect Mother by Caroline Mitchell and I could not stop reading it. This was a true gem and I loved it. Roz is a young woman who finds herself pregnant and jobless. She is not sure how she is going to support herself let alone a baby. She considers talking talking to her mother but they have a very distant relationship. She lives with her best friend Dympna in Dublin and the two are inseparable. Roz does not want to raise her baby to be poor like she was and she will not have an abortion. Sheridan Sinclair has grown up as a child television star until she was about 18 years old. Sometimes reality and fantasy are unclear in her world. Her husband is also an actor and the two of them are Hollywoods top hot couple. Sheridan has the perfect Instagram Family: Heartthrob husband, adorable son with perfect blonde curls and beautiful elegant wife. But Sheridan wants more she needs a perfect little girl to add to her story. Roz and Sheridan meet on an elite website for people looking to adopt and the young woman looking for families for their unborn babies. Sheridan offers to fly Roz to America to meet in person before deciding if they will go forward with the adoption process. Dympna is hardly an over achiever but when her best friend tells her about the baby and her upcoming trip to America she becomes very suspicious. Dympna's father is a cop and she grew up listening to his stories about the crime and criminals that he has encountered over the years. She tries to stop Roz but Roz will not listen to her. This book is a great mix of mystery and thriller i might even go as far as to add Psychological thriller to its tag. This was a wonderful book and I look forward to reading more from Caroline Mitchell. I did read an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review.
MatteaLC 24 days ago
Wow, if you enjoy psychological thrillers, you’ll love this one! Teenage Roz, finds herself pregnant after a one night stand. She decides to register on a private adoption site, and attracts the attention of anonymous celebrity couple, Sheridan and Daniel. She leaves Dublin for their home in New York, and enters a chamber of horrors. This well written novel by #CarolineMitchell has all the elements of a great thriller, suspense, and page turning that kept me reading through the night. Her characters are well developed and you can’t help but embrace the young frightened Roz and despise the evil Sheridan and feel confusion regarding the complicity of Daniel. My thanks to #NetGalley #Thomas&Mercer #Amazon for the ARC This review is my independent opinion!
Bookwormish-Me 24 days ago
Roz is in her mid-20s and working as a housekeeper for a hotel in Dublin. She shares a flat with her best friend of 20 years, Dympna. When Roz realizes she’s pregnant, she knows she cannot share the identity of the father, and as she’s barely scraping by, raising a child on her own would be a challenge. Roz didn’t have the best childhood. She wants better for her own child. After finding a site online that pairs prospective parents with birth mothers, she thinks she’s found the solution. When she gets matched with a couple that are considered the “diamond” variety, she’s ecstatic. Her enthusiasm grows as she emails and talks to the woman over the phone. They arrange for her to travel to New York City to visit. For Dympna, warning bells go off about this couple, but Roz is blinded by the fact they are wealthy and famous. The Perfect Mother is chilling at times. Roz’s newfound parents seem like the perfect couple on the surface, but underneath lies a frightening dark side. Mitchell has expertly created a novel that will keep you engrossed and awake past your bedtime. I enjoyed hearing the story from three different points of view. Sheridan, the adoptive mom-to-be, had such a wicked inner dialogue. A fabulous contrast to Roz’s wide-eyed enthusiasm. The dirty details of the story were very well written, owing to Mitchell’s previous life as a detective. Definitely a nail biter. I was not expecting several of the twists and turns along the way. Loved this and look forward to reading other books by Caroline Mitchell. 4 stars on Goodreads This review will be posted at BookwormishMe.com on 23 January 2020 .