Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Book review: Give Me The Child - Mel McGrath

An unexpected visitor.

Dr Cat Lupo aches for another child, despite the psychosis which marked her first pregnancy. So when Ruby Winter, a small girl in need of help, arrives in the middle of the night, it seems like fate.

A devastating secret.

But as the events behind Ruby’s arrival emerge – her mother’s death, her connection to Cat – Cat questions whether her decision to help Ruby has put her own daughter at risk.

Do we get the children we deserve?

Cat’s research tells her there’s no such thing as evil. Her history tells her she’s paranoid. But her instincts tell her different. And as the police fight to control a sudden spate of riots raging across the capital, Cat faces a race against time of her own…

My opinion.
Give Me The Child is an incredibly gripping read which will haunt you and won't let you rest before you've finished reading it. 
I just couldn't put this down. It's incredibly intense and at times so very frustrating, but every time I thought I might take a break from this story, I ended up reading another 10 chapters. 
The element of personality disorders, psychoses and mental manipulation make this book gripping and terrifying at the same time. When one of the characters gets pushed into a corner, unable to intervene, discredited and shut out, the book gets frustrating. But all the same, unputdownable. You just have to get to the end to be able to sleep. 
Give Me The Child kept surprising me and got me hooked until the very last page. I most definitely lost sleep over this one.

Give Me The Child is out 27 July.
Pre-order now!


Thank you to @HQStories for this ARC.

1 comment:

  1. This book sounds so good! :)

    Would you mind checking out my book reviews blog at and possibly give it a follow? Super excited to read your posts!

    - El