You’d always recognise your own son. Wouldn’t you?
Heidi and Jason aren’t like other couples.
Six years ago, Heidi’s daughter was murdered. A year later, Jason’s son Barney disappeared. Their shared loss brought them together.
By chance, Heidi meets a boy she’s certain is Barney.
But Jason is equally convinced it’s not him.
Is Heidi mad? Or is Jason hiding something? And can their fragile marriage survive Heidi’s newfound quest for the truth . . .
Paperback: 345 Pages
Published by Twenty7 (Part of the Bonnier Publishing Group) : October 6, 2016
Genre: Mystery, Psychological Thriller, Suspense
Add to your Goodreads TBR List
Rating: 5 Stars
AWRW Book Review
I would like to thank Bonnier Zaffre for the complimentary paperback copy of My Husband’s Son.
With an intriguing tagline like, “You’d always recognize your own child. Wouldn’t you?”, this book didn’t sit on my shelf for long! Also the cover is great; I love the red color pop against the blue. I couldn’t wait to crack into this, and it was better than I expected!
Heidi and Jason were brought together by tragedy. Their marriage is based on a deep connection/understanding of what it’s like to lose a child. While Heidi’s daughter will never come back, Jason’s son is missing and they share the hope that he will return one day. Then, Heidi see’s a child who she insists is Jason’s missing son.
Except, Jason doesn’t recognize the boy as his son, and he quickly dismisses Heidi. But she doesn’t give up, even if that means risking her marriage to discover the truth.
My Husband’s Son, by debut author Deborah O’ Connor, moves like a tornado. It’s a fast read that leaves your heart pounding and your head spinning. I reread the epilogue several times because Heidi’s choice was so shocking to me, and I had to be sure I was reading it right! This story will be on my mind for awhile.
The plot of this story was unique in how the couple came together. Both Heidi and Jason were complex characters with tragic backstories. I liked the telling of the story through Heidi, in first person perspective.
An excellent psychological suspense well deserving of five stars.
Purchase on Amazon, USA
About the Author
Deborah O’Connor is a writer and TV producer. Born and bred in the North-East of England, in 2010 she completed the Faber Academy novel writing course. She lives in London with her husband and daughter.