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Replying to: No Child of Mine by Susan Lewis

When it comes to writing from the heart, Susan Lewis is a professional – with 28 titles to her name, and a reputation for packing heavy punches in the content ring. She’s one of Britain’s, and the Sunday Time’s, best-selling novelists, and is unafraid to tackle any subject matter, in the brave and honest manner for which she’s renowned.

In Lewis’ latest offering, No Child of Mine, there is no shortage of harrowing subject-matter with which Lewis collides head on. The story revolves around Alex Lake, a child protection worker, whose own past has instilled in her a sensitivity towards children that makes her job equal parts frustrating and rewarding. However, Alex will be the first to admit to her tendency to read into things, discovering a crime or wrong-doing where there is none.

When it comes to the case of a three-year-old girl, named Ottilie Crane, Alex is once again adamant that all is not as well as it seems. However, there is no concrete proof to substantiate Alex’s instincts. Alex cannot simply just detach from the child as she would in any other case, and finds herself forced to take the law into her own hands without the support of her superiors – with consequences she could never have foreseen, that will be felt throughout her own life; the life of Ottilie Crane, and those around them.

An engrossing tale about a woman who strives to do anything to rescue a child from those who mean them harm, this is yet another must-read title from Susan Lewis. With her dedication to hard-hitting truth, Lewis handles this grim subject matter in a tear-jerking but ultimately redemptive manner. Through the acknowledgement of the healing effects of love and kindness, Lewis offers her characters, and her readers, hope for the future, in spite of the hardships with which they’re often faced.

Reviewed by Robyn Porteous

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