Apple of my Eye - Claire Allan
Reading Challenge Category: Free ARC from NetGalley
Just how far is a mother willing to go? When a mysterious note arrives for seven months pregnant nurse Eliana Hughes, she begins to doubt every aspect of her life – from her mixed feelings about motherhood to her marriage to Martin, who has become distant in recent months. As the person behind the note escalates their campaign to out Eli’s husband as a cheat, she finds herself unable to trust even her own instincts, and as pressure builds, she makes a mistake that jeopardises her entire future. Elsewhere, someone is watching. Someone who desperately wants a baby to call their own and will go to any lengths to become a mother – and stay a mother…
Oh my goodness another brilliant five-star read! The whole way through I was trying to guess what the outcome would be. Who was Louise and who was sending Eliana the nasty notes!? I was like oh it could be them, that or this and I did guess correctly in the end with one of my options! It was such a heartbreaking ending learning the truth, and my heart was racing toward the end as I was genuinely scared for Eliana. I can’t say she was the nicest protagonist to feel empathy for as she seemed so weak. However, my sister had Hyperemesis so I know how that can affect you to this extreme during pregnancy, so I forgave her this short falling and put it down solely to her being ill. This was a superbly written true psychological thriller that kept you guessing the whole way through. Once again, I have devoured a book in no time! This was the first of Claire Allan’s books that I have read, and I’m going to go and hunt down ‘Her name was Rose’ now!