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Today I am taking part in the books on tour and reviewing The Midwife by Victoria Jenkins, published by Bookouture.


I’ve always wanted a baby, more than anything. I never meant to do it alone, but it’ll be a fresh start. I can finally leave the past behind me.

I’m so lucky to have Jackie, my midwife, who understands how hard this is. She supports me more than anyone could have hoped or expected.

But as I sit in this cold white room, that was meant to be full of other mothers to be, a chill creeps up my spine. There’s only one other mother here, and she’s clutching her bump nervously. And as she squirms under Jackie’s questions, Jackie can’t stop staring at me.

And then something clicks, and my blood freezes. She recognises me, doesn’t she?

For fans of The Girl on the TrainGone Girl and The Housemaid, this is a psychological thriller that will have you reading late into the night and gasping at the final twist!

“She’s there to keep your baby safe… Or is she?…”

I really enjoy these types of stories and with Jenkins at the helm, I knew I was going to get a gripping and nail biting read and once again she proved me right.

An intriguing plot unfolded via duel narratives where each of the women had secrets to hide and a past that inevitably collided with the present. The characters were well developed, I found them to be interesting and they kept me engaged throughout.

Things kicked off at a gentle pace to start as the foundation was laid, but the tension and suspense that bubbled away in the background, did increase in intensity as it progressed. The twists and turns were strong and all culminated in a thrilling finale. Overall I found The Midwife to be a very entertaining read.

Thank you to Victoria Jenkins, Bookouture and NetGalley for allowing me to read an advance copy of The Midwife, which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.

This review will be added to, Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Amazon Australia, US & UK. I will also add to, Apple Books, Kobo, Google Play Barnes & Noble, Waterstones, Foyles and BookBub if available.


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Follow the tour along the way for these bloggers thoughts about this book. My thanks to Bookouture for my spot on this books on tour and for the promotional materials.


Victoria Jenkins lives with her husband and daughters in South Wales, where her bestselling series of crime novels featuring Detectives King and Lane is based. The first in the series, The Girls in the Water is a top 5 US kindle bestseller. She has an MA in Creative and Media Writing from the University of Wales, Swansea.



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