BOOK REVIEW THE DAUGHTERS SECRET BY ELEANR MORAN

Mia is a high-flying child psychotherapist, hoping to be made partner in the thriving practice where she works. But then she takes on a case which will change her life for ever, and bring back the past she has done her best to bury.

Thirteen year old Gemma was the last person to see her father before he went on the run, fleeing from a major criminal trial. The police are desperate to track him down, pressuring Mia to tease the information out of his angry and reluctant daughter. But what does Gemma really know and how hard can Mia push without betraying her?

Both are hiding devastating secrets. Both need the other to survive. Will they learn to trust each other before it’s too late?

Firstly thanks to Hayley at simon&schuster for sending me a copy to review .I don’t think I had read any of her other books so was intrigued to begin .The cover is striking and really sets the tone of the plot.

I have a huge fascination with counselling and mental health so this storyline really excited me .However for me personally it didn’t quite live up to my excitement . It seemed to take a long time for me to read as it wasn’t keeping me gripped enough .

It started off really well and the overall storyline was enjoyable it just wasn’t captivating me enough and some parts about Mia were unrealistic and at times annoying .

I enjoyed the contrasting chapters set between now and when Mia was a teenager as this helped us understand her more .This also helped us understand her interest with  Gemma and why she felt drawn to help her .

After studying counselling and receiving it I found it very helpful and interesting to get a brief insight into the therapist mind and what goes on when you leave your session .

Overall a good plot but lacked something for me .

Published 30th july

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