Disclosure: Life as Leels received a free ebook copy of this book in exchange for my review.
Book Title: Mummy’s Little Angel
Author: JW Lawson
Genre: Psychological Thriller
Content Rating: R (Because of the subject matter and language level, the target audience would most likely be adults ages eighteen years and up who have an appetite for horror. Fans of VC Andrews, Thomas Harris, and Gillian Flynn will be open to Mummy’s Little Angel. There are references to sex, S&M, bad language and rape.)
Life as Leels’ Rating: 5 out of 5
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Joanne didn’t believe that her life could become worse than it already was. She had lost everybody and everything she had loved. She was alone. Surely she had suffered enough? The press had called her identical twins psychopaths. Her Maggie. Her Annie. But she still loved them, even though one of them had killed her husband, Jeff. Joanne believed that his murder had been an accident. How could one of her girls be a murderer? She knew them better than anybody else. They were good girls really.
She just had to prove it.
The brutal murder of her god-daughter Laura had never been solved. Items were missing when Laura’s remains had been discovered: clues that could lead to the capture of her killer. One of them was Laura’s doll … the doll that Joanne later discovered in her home. Joanne is facing the most horrific dilemma of her life. Has the wrong woman been imprisoned? Could her child have used such brutality against her best friend? Or could both women be innocent after all?
She needs to find somebody for her daughter to confide in; somebody she will trust. She needs a miracle. There is only one person who can help. He is compassionate and caring, with an amazing ability to gain the trust of the most difficult patients. He is Joanne’s only hope. He is Jonathan Davies.
Holy… Can I just leave my review with that one word because that about sums up this hot mess!
This book is written in the form of first person as they main characters – Joanne, Maggie, and Annie – write in “diaries”. Each “chapter” is started with someone writing an entry in their diary and this is how we go about reading. (It really wasn’t hard to follow and actually gave us quite the insight.)
I couldn’t put the book down. I wanted to keep going. It really was like watching a train crash where you can’t look away. You had to know what was coming next.
It’s hard to share a review without giving anything away because it really is a roller coaster of a book that you have to read to know each character and attempt to understand the hot mess that is in their head.
This is the first I have read anything by this author, but I intend on checking out more of her work. If all of her books are as good as this one; she has found herself a new fan!
About the Author
Award Winning Author, JW Lawson is already gaining recognition for her writing talents in the US and world-wide. The second of a trilogy of sensational thrillers, Mummy’s Little Angel is the winner of the highly acclaimed Worlds Best Story competition and has also received some outstanding reviews from the professional team of judges in the competition. She is currently writing her third thriller, Crossroads which will be available in 2017 and the final book of the current series, Hush Little Baby will be available in 2018.