Some Other Child
By: Sharon Buchbinder
Genres: Mystery, Thriller, Romance
DESCRIPTION: Between the responsibility for the care of her injured mother and straightening out her muddled finances, public health researcher Sarah Wright hasn't a minute to herself, much less time to repair a fractured romance. After a much loved aunt goes missing, Sarah is convinced it's a kidnapping but the police refuse to investigate. Former fiancé Dan flies to Sarah's side to help—and it looks like things might come back together for the two of them—until Sarah is arrested for her aunt's murder. As evidence stacks up against her, Sarah must find the real culprits as well as unravel decades old family secrets along the way.
Some other child is a fascinating mystery novel that touches on an uncomfortable family topic... abuse.
Sarah is loyal at heart. If she feels obligated to do something, she does it. This is shown early on throughout the story. It's an admirable trait I must admit I DO NOT have! Although I disagree with a lot of her decisions and priorities, she is a very realistic character I know many can relate to. Family situations can be tough, and it's nice to read a story that's not afraid to touch on this subject. Understanding this, the author has weaved an engaging work of fiction that remains sensitive to these real, dark issues quite a few families face.
The mystery in this novel is explored mostly through a little back and forth action about a stranger that curiously ties back to Sarah's own life.
But enough of the dark, depressing aspects of this story! There's a little humor and romance thrown into the mix, as well! Although the romance is light in this novel, it is my understanding that the sequel, Desire And Deception, is packed full of that erotic goodness that keeps love-crazy readers like myself glued to the pages! I look forward to reading the romance side of this two part-er now that I've finished with the dark, juicy secrets!
The curiosity readers feel at the start of this novel is what keeps you glued to the pages.(even without the heavy romance) This is a fast read that holds your interest and leaves you wanting that hot and heavy second round!