The Stepmother Claire Seeber

Jeanie and Matthew are a happily married couple who both have teenage children from previous relationships. No one said it would be easy to raise a blended family under one roof but Jeanie and Matthew are strong. They will make it work. And whilst Jeanie’s step-daughter Scarlett rejects her, Jeanie will just have to try harder to win her over.

The tension in this book is palpable and it proved to be a great read. I was unsure what to expect after all the hype the publishers created around the book, but Ms Seeber pulled it off with aplomb. Jeanie is portrayed as ordinary really, easily manipulated and someone who likes to think the best of people. But this story shows us how such trust and naivety can go spectacularly wrong and that secrets can eat you from the inside out.

Click on the cover to go to the Amazon.co.uk book page.

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