The Winter's Child (Paperback) by Cassandra Parkin

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List Price: £8.99

Paperback: 288 Pages.

Published: 15 September 2017 by Legend Press

ISBN: 1785079034

EAN: 9781785079030

Review by Debra Found

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Quite Slow

Joel went missing five years ago and has never been found. That event has left devastation in its wake as you would expect - a Mother for whom every day is still a quest for her son, lots of unanswered questions and a marriage that didn't survive. Sussannah has spent years seeking out psychics to help her find her son. As Susannah's mind becomes ever more unhinged the reader is left with her question - Is it right to love a son more than his Father?

This book was really around a 3.5 for me. It is quite slow moving and parts of it were quite repetative. Susannah's endless   drifting got a bit boring and made the book quite turgid. Susannah also seems to be getting some sort of visions (I won't clarify more - spoilers!) around Joel's disappearance leading to ever more erratic behaviour. I found all this quite wishy washy and a bit of a struggle. There is also an unlikely love affair which didn't quite fit into the book as far as I was concerned.

There are good parts to this book. We get flashbacks to Joel's childhood and see the situation between him, Susannah and his Father, John. Was John too hard on Joel, was Susannah too soft? Interesting questions.

This wasn't really a book for me. I did finish it and found the end quite interesting though rather unlikely.

I received a free copy of this book via Netgalley.

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