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Finding Eva by J.A. Baker @Bloodhoundbook @thewriterjude #BookReview

Told you all busy day and I’m not done yet!

And yet another review I am thrilled to share with you all! Thank you so much to Sarah for the invitation to this blog tour!πŸ–€

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Eva is desperate to find her birth parents after spending her childhood in foster care. She leaves London and heads to Whitby in search of her mother and father, after breaking up with her boyfriend, Gareth.

Gareth is furious with Eva. He loved her deeply and the disclosure she made when she ended the relationship is eating away at him.

Celia, Eva’s friend, is concerned about Eva. She has stopped answering her calls and when Celia goes to London to find her, she realises Eva has moved without telling anyone. Celia makes the decision to follow Eva to Whitby, concerned that Eva is unravelling. Both women have been damaged by their childhoods.

When Gareth also decides to go to Whitby, it is the start of a lethal situation.

Who exactly is Eva and why is Celia so concerned?

Some relationships are toxic. Others are deadly.

My Thoughts

This was a dark, disturbing, and extremely descriptive read

Eva is determined to find her birth parents… growing up in foster care Eva really is a success story…she has a good job in the financial market, a nice apartment, a loving boyfriend… so what really is behind her motivation to find her birth parents? Is it simple curiosity or something more sinister?

Told from three different points of view… Eva… Garrett her boyfriend who she breaks up with to begin this quest… and Celia a lifelong friend who also grew up in foster care… none of these characters were terribly likable, although I’m not sure if that impacted how I felt about the story or not…. although perhaps if I liked Eva a bit better I would have cared more as to what happened to her, I mean I cared, but…. even though I did not care for these characters I felt as though getting all of their perspectives really added a lot to the story….

The first half of the story was very detailed and descriptive… with lots of backstory and it did get a little tiresome at times… but the second half really picked up and there were lots of twists… one I saw coming and another one that surprised me…. i’d probably classify this as more of a suspense than a thriller, but either way I really wanted to find out how this was going to end…

Recommend for those of you who enjoy strong suspense with detailed and descriptive writing….
Author picAuthor Bio:

J. A. Baker is a writer and reader of psychological thrillers. She was born in the North East of England too long ago to mention and has four children and a grandchild.

Her first book, Undercurrent, was published by Bloodhound Books in December 2017. Two more books followed – Her Dark Retreat and The Other Mother, all of which made it into the Amazon Kindle Top 100.

She still resides in the North East with her husband Richard and dog, Theo. She lives in a village in County Durham. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, gardening and meeting up with friends and family.

She is working on her fifth book which will be published in December this year.


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