Do second chances really happen?
Sam and Naomi were together for five years in a toxic relationship. He was absent, and she was angry. During the COVID pandemic of 2020, they spent time separated. After running into Naomi at the park one day, he meets a stunning baby boy named Tommy. Tommy has a striking resemblance to Sam. The dates line up. Is this his child?
The twist in this novel was excellent. I honestly did not see it coming until the moment before the reveal, when you’re intended to start questioning it. Something was weird with the times they were able to see each other; I knew something was up there. I really enjoyed Joyce’s character. She was an excellent character to follow.
My main concern with this book was when the tenses seemed to change. We’re reading as if Miranda is telling us the story, where she repeatedly refers to herself as ”I,” ”me,” etc. In some instances ,though, she says ”Sam tells Miranda” instead of ”Sam tells me”. The pace was extremely slow up until about 50%. After that it doesn’t get quicker, just more exciting.
I give this novel three out of five stars. It could’ve been better, but it’s still an enjoyable read.
About S. E. Lynes :
Formerly a BBC producer, S.E. Lynes turned to writing following the birth of her third child. After completing an MA in Creative Writing, she became a tutor at Richmond Adult Community College, where she taught creative writing for over ten years. She now combines writing, mentoring and lecturing. Her debut, Valentina, was published by Blackbird Digital Books in 2016. Her next book, the dark and twisting best seller, Mother, was published by Bookouture in November 2017 and Susie has gone on to publish gripping psychological thrillers with them ever since.