Wednesday 18 December 2013

Review ~ This Child of Mine by Sinead Moriarty

Penguin Books UK
September 2013

This is the emotional story of the bond between two mothers and two very different daughters. Sophie has been brought up in London by her adoring mother, Anna, whilst Mandy has been brought up in Ireland, by her arty mother, Laura. The story evolves gradually and the devastating consequences of long buried secrets are about to tear two families wide apart.

I found that this was a quick read , not because the book is light on content but because once I started to read  , I really couldn't put the book down and became engrossed in the way the author drew me into the back story of Anna and Laura's past lives. Each story is equally compelling, with neither outshining the other, and there are enough twists and turns in the plot to keep you guessing right until the end. I don't want to reveal any of the plot, as this is one of those stories which is better for the not knowing, and deserves to be read with no preconceptions.

Recommended if you like books by Diane Chamberlain, Jodi Picoult, Susan Lewis.

My thanks to Penguin UK and Netgalley for my copy of this book.


About the Author

Sinéad Moriarty



  1. I really enjoyed this one too Josie.

    1. Thanks Anne - I think I first saw this book mentioned on your blog :)

  2. Interesting, I really wanted to hear more about the plot though! I really like generational stories that intertwine narratives of different characters, so this sounded really intriguing!

    Nell at And Nell Writes


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