Today I am taking part in the blog tour and reviewing The Favourite Child by Cathryn Grant, published by Inkubator Books.
Annie feels like she’s at a good place in her life. Happily married, expecting her first child, enjoying a vacation with her extended family at their beautiful coastal home.
But then her sister, Sunday, suddenly goes missing.
Annie is immediately concerned, but the rest of the family assure her that everything’s fine, this is the kind of thing Sunday does, she’ll be back…
But Annie knows in her heart that something is very wrong. And she won’t rest until she sees her sister safe and well.
As Annie digs for the truth, she realizes that some of her family are not what they seem. And as she draws closer to uncovering their horrifying secret, Annie finally understands that she and her unborn child are in terrible danger…
“Annie’s sister has gone missing. Why doesn’t anyone care?…”
The Favourite Child is a dark family drama with sinister secrets at its core. I was completely invested in the story and along with our main narrator, Annie, was desperate to know what happened to Sunday.
Apart from Annie, I didn’t like any of the characters, but I feel it’s deliberate and it does work well with the story. The family’s complete lack of disregard for Sunday’s welfare had me wanting to reach into my Kindle and shake them! We get little snippets of the past and the siblings treatment of Sunday, although I would have like a bit more backstory into the family.
This is a well plotted tale where the intrigue keeps the pages turning. I enjoy stories of dysfunctional families and I definitely got that with this book. Very twisted with an explosive and unexpected outcome, The Favourite Child is a must read!
Thank you to Cathryn Grant, Inkubator Books and NetGalley for allowing me to read an advance copy of The Favourite Child, which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.
This review will be added to, Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Amazon Australia & Amazon US. I will also add to NetGalley, Apple Books, Kobo, Google Play Barnes & Noble, Waterstones, Foyles and BookBub if available. As I am from Australia, I am unable to add to Amazon UK.
THE FAVOURITE CHILD BLOG TOUR
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LET’S GET TO KNOW CATHRYN GRANT
Cathryn Grant writes psychological thrillers, psychological suspense, and ghost stories. She’s the author of twenty-three novels. She’s loved crime fiction all her life and is endlessly fascinated by the twists and turns, and the dark corners of the human mind.
When she’s not writing, Cathryn reads fiction, eavesdrops, and tries to play golf without hitting her ball into the sand or the water. She lives on the Central California coast with her husband and two cats.
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My thanks to Zoe from Zooloo’s Book Tours for my spot on this blog tour and for the promotional materials.