Daily Review: Death Wish by Linda Huber

This is a sinister thriller with a twist. It will keep you guessing all the way through.

Secrets. Lies. Murder?

Eight-year-old Joya has a difficult life. Her parents are always fighting, and Grandma Vee is sick. And someone nearby has a death wish – but Joya doesn’t know that yet.

Next door, Leo is realising that going into business with Eleanor was the worst mistake ever. Eleanor is the mother-in-law from hell, and will stop at nothing to get what she wants. Her daughter Ashley has good reason to hate her mother, too. The atmosphere is toxic, and old wounds refuse to heal.

Soon these two families will collide, and the consequences might just be fatal…

Linda Huber

Amazon Review

By Nickisbooks

 

This is a sinister thriller with a twist. It will keep you guessing all the way through.

Joya, the only child of Martine and Stu is caught in the middle of her parent’s crisis. Martine’s mother is coming to live with them as her health is deteriorating fast. She has Huntingdo ns. Granny Vee is the centre of the household and her pain and suffering affect them all.

The dilemma for Martine is whether or not to be tested as it is an inherited disease. The result will change nothing except her own knowledge of what will happen to her. Joya too could have inherited it and she cannot face knowing. Stu wants her to take the test but she just cannot.

Next door, Leo, and Ashley are new arrivals and they become friends with Joya. Ashley’s mother, Eleanor, moves into their annexe and is hell-bent on making Ashley’s life even more difficult. They both hate her but as she invested an enormous amount of money into Stu’s business, he made a deal with her that he is not able to change her mind about. He keeps pretending that she has agreed to move elsewhere, but she has no intention of doing so.

Things quickly become complicated. The characters are all so different but they work well together for this bizarre plot.

Amazon Review

By Sarah Hardy

What a gripping read Death Wish is and one that I literally flew through as didn’t want to put it down! I’m a big fan of this author’s books and after reading the prologue to the story, I knew I was in for another great read and I wasn’t wrong.

The heart of the story is set in the two homes of the two different families. In one house we have Joya, her parents and her grandma Vee who has Huntingdon’s disease. I have to say I found the storyline to do with the disease quite an emotional one. Not only does Martine, Joya’s mum, have the worry of looking after her mother who doesn’t want to be a burden, she also has to face the fear of whether she has got it and also whether she has passed it onto her daughter. All that Joya knows, is the once happy home and family she is used to seems very strained.

In the other house, we have Leo and Ashley who have found their perfect home of which unfortunately they have to partly share with Eleanor, Ashley’s mother. It soon becomes clear why Ashley is not a big fan of her mothers and it’s obvious from the start them all living together really isn’t going to work out.

Joya is a fabulous little character. It was great to see a lot of the story through the eyes of a child and realising how much they overhear and see that as parent’s we probably don’t realise. It did make me think if at times it is best to keep things from them or if we should be honest at all times with our children. It will certainly give you food for thought.

I don’t want to go into the storyline itself to much as I think it is much better for the readers to discover the going on’s between these pages themselves.

Death Wish tackles quite a few life issues and is very much of the domestic noir genre. Whilst not full of thrills, the author still manages to grab the readers attention right from the off until the very last page.

The characters lives draw you in and absorb your whole being so that you struggle to put the book down until you know how everything is going to play out and it certainly did not disappoint! Guaranteed to be a hit with fans new and old of the authors.

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  • Linda Huber

    Thank you very much!

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