The Family Reunion by Karen King – review.


The daughter you never knew… wants the life she never had.

I always tried to pretend my life was perfect. A beautiful house, a loving family. But the truth was nobody knew my secret.

About the terrible thing that happened when I was a teenager, and the tiny, fragile baby girl who I couldn’t look after. It broke my heart to leave her, as I did, with just a scrawled note tucked into her soft, yellow blanket, saying her name was Hope.

I’ve never forgotten my secret daughter though, never escaped the guilt. But now she’s made contact. And I’m ready to meet the missing piece of our family.

My family all seem to accept her with open arms, their forgiveness a blessing I barely deserve. And I dare to believe that maybe we are all going to have a happy ending after all.

But nothing is as it seems. And little do I know it, but by the time of the big family reunion I’ve planned for my birthday, my perfect life will come crashing down…

An utterly gripping psychological suspense novel with a twist you’ll never see coming. Perfect for fans of Lisa Jewell, Mark Edwards and K.L. Slater.

About the author

Karen King is a multi-published author of both adult and children’s books. Currently published by Bookouture and Headline, Karen writes about the light and dark of relationships. Her third psychological thriller, The Mother In Law, was published in July, and her eleventh romantic novel, The Spanish Wedding Disaster, in June. A fourth psychological thriller will be published in January 2023.

Karen has also had 120 children’s books, two young adult novels, and several short stories for women’s magazines published. Her thrillers The Perfect Stepmother and The Stranger in my Bed and her romantic novel The Cornish Hotel by the Sea became International Amazon bestsellers.

Karen is a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association, the Society of Authors, the Crime Writers’ Association and the Society of Women Writers and Journalists. She now lives in Spain where she loves to spend her non-writing time exploring the quaint local towns with her husband, Dave, when she isn’t sunbathing or swimming in the pool, that is.

My thoughts

One word – brilliant!

I found ‘The Family Reunion’ to be absolutely captivating. My heart broke as Mary told her story. I can’t imagine experiencing what she went through. Karen King handled the story sensitivity and skilfully. I was so moved.

This book was a fast read for me as I had to keep finding out what was going to happen next. The drama was on another level. Joanne and Jason brought that conflict to the table, as did Cathy’s presence.

I also felt unnerved by Mary’s present day experiences. This isn’t a psychological thriller to be missed. Super cracking read and one I’ll remember for a long time. Fabulous!

Thanks for reading!

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Carla Kovach – author of Amazon and iBooks bestselling DI Gina Harte crime series.


About Carla

Welcome to my blog! I’m the author of the DI Gina Harte Series, first book is called The Next Girl. I love and live for writing and reading (and sketching - haha). My other passion is filmmaking. My feature film 'Penny for the Guy' is a work in progress. If you enjoy a bit of horror, look out for it in the future. I'm on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. Feel free to join me on other platforms. I blog about many random things but books, travel and art are my favourites.
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3 Responses to The Family Reunion by Karen King – review.

  1. Pingback: Second Wives by Carey Baldwin – review. | Carla Kovach – Author

  2. Karen King says:

    Thank you for your amazing review. I’m so pleased you enjoyed the read. Xx

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