Wednesday 12 August 2020

BLOG TOUR: Keep Her Quiet - Emma Curtis

Jenny has just given birth to the baby she’s always wanted. She’s never been this happy. 

Her husband, Leo, knows this baby girl can’t be his. He’s never felt so betrayed. 

The same night, a vulnerable young woman, Hannah, wakes to find her new-born lifeless beside her. She’s crazed with grief. 

When chance throws Hannah into Leo’s path, they make a plan that will have shattering consequences for all of them. 

Years later, a sixteen-year-old girl reads an article in a newspaper, and embarks on a journey to uncover the truth about herself. But what she learns will put everything she has ever known – and her own life – in grave danger. Because some people will go to desperate lengths to protect the secrets their lives are built on . . .

What did I think?

I am totally speechless and completely breathless after reading Keep Her Quiet and not just because it was the book I was reading on the exercise bike.  It's the one book that has made me disappointed about stopping exercising!  I thought The Night You Left was brilliant but Keep Her Quiet is breathtakingly outstanding; Emma Curtis has really outdone herself this time.

It's a mother's worst nightmare to lose a child and Jenny and Hannah lose their babies within days of each other, in very different circumstances.  Jenny's husband, Leo, never wanted children but Jenny's biological clock was ticking and she's delighted to find herself pregnant with Sophie.  Hannah was cast out of her community when it was discovered she was pregnant, with the father of her baby denying all knowledge.  It'll be tough as a single mother but she will love Zoe with all her heart.  

It's in the blurb so it's not a spoiler to say that Zoe dies at only a few days old so Hannah steals Sophie and brings her up as Zoe.  On Sophie's 16th birthday, the media interest is reignited so Jenny and Leo make another appeal for their daughter to come forward.  Leo is an author, so any publicity helps him to sell more books, especially when he wrangles the release dates to coincide with their appeals for Sophie.  What a selfish man!  Selfish doesn't even begin to cover it!  I'm saying no more for fear of spoiling the story.

Perfectly plotted, completely gripping and totally addictive, Keep Her Quiet is an absolutely superb psychological thriller.  I'll definitely be recommending this one for a long time to come.

I chose to read an ARC and this is my honest and unbiased opinion.

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About the author:
Emma Curtis was born in Brighton and now lives in London with her husband.  

After raising two children and working various jobs, her fascination with the darker side of domestic life inspired her to write her acclaimed psychological suspense thrillers One Little Mistake, When I Find You, The Night You Left and Keep Her Quiet.  

Find her on Twitter: @emmacurtisbooks 

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