Would you choose to save your five-year-old daughter if it meant someone else had to die in her place?
A Sinister and Darkly Compelling Psychological Thriller Novel.
Local vets Victoria and Jonathan Lyons seem to have everything—a perfect marriage, a beautiful five-year-old daughter, Emily, and a successful business. Until they discover Emily has a rare and fatal illness.
Early trials show that a temporary fix would be to transplant a hormone from a living donor. However in the trials; the donors had died within twenty four hours. They have no choice but to accept their daughter is going to die.
When Jonathan is suddenly killed in a farming accident, Victoria turns to her sick father-in-law, Frank, for help. A series of events present Victoria and Frank with a situation that, although illegal, could help save Emily.
Will they take it?
Content Advisory: This book is intended for mature audiences and contains graphic and disturbing imagery.
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Victoria and Jonathan Lyons seems to have it all – a good marriage, a beautiful daughter, a successful business. But then they discover Emily has a rare, fatal illness, and their entire world shatters. Then Jonathan passes away in a farming accident, as if the family didn’t have enough tragedy to deal with already. Victoria turns to her sick father-in-law, Frank, for help. Victoria must make a choice, an impossible choice – and the book raises the question how far one would go for their children.
The book is set on a farm, and that’s just what makes it so odd and surreal – the normality of the character’s lives, until tragedy strikes. The book is classified as a thriller, but it packs a lot of punch, sometimes even venturing into horror territory. I would say it’s not for the faint of heart. The characters are easy to relate to, especially Victoria. Her struggle was realistic and heart-breaking.
Once I start reading, I couldn’t stop. Definitely one of the better thrillers out there.
The basis for this story is how far would you go to protect/save your child. But if you think that this book is just about that moral dilemma then think again. This books takes that dilemma, puts it in a salad spinner with a whole host of other great ingredients, including a brilliant twist, and serves up one of the best psychological thrillers I have read.