by Jeff Hoffmann
Those who have not worked in or been involved with adoption close up tend to think of adoption as a happy way to create a family. Those who have been involved in adoption as either a birth parent, adoptee or adoptive parents know that it isn’t quite so simple. Adoption is a process that is fraught with loss (infertility, not raising a child one gave birth to, not knowing a birth parent) and one that should be entered into with eyes open.
Here is a fictional account of people so impacted by this huge decision. Carli is between the proverbial rock and a hard place, new parents Gail and Jon feel threatened and Maya is the baby whose life is dictated by other’s choices. What will happen to them?
This book offers an absorbing story as well as a look at what adoption can evoke. Highly recommended to fiction readers and those considering or affected by adoption.
Pub Date 06 Apr 2021
Many thanks to NetGalley and Simon & Schuster for this title. All opinions are my own.
From the Publisher
“A can’t-put-it-down novel that will live in readers’ thoughts long after they finish reading.” —KIRKUS REVIEWS
“Hoffmann’s debut is powerful…. The decisions [the characters] must make are gut-wrenching… The story takes turn after hairpin turn, moving into domestic suspense, that will have readers waiting with bated breath until the conclusion; even then, they’ll be left to wonder if there is more.” —LIBRARY JOURNAL
“Hoffmann’s riveting debut is a high-stakes exploration of how far people will go to protect their family…A nail-biting examination of socioeconomic disparity and loyalty…[The] believable characters don’t disappoint, and [Hoffmann’s] engrossing look at fraught issues piques. This sharp tale of heartache, loss, and redemption resonates.” —PUBLISHERS WEEKLY