The Stepchild by Nicole Trope
Published: March 15, 2022
Genre: Psychological Thriller
KKECReads Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I received a copy of this book for free, and I leave my review voluntarily.
Nicole Trope went to university to study Law but realised the error of her ways when she did very badly on her first law essay because-as her professor pointed out, ‘It’s not meant to be a story.’ She studied teaching instead and used her holidays to work on her writing career and complete a Masters’ degree in Children’s Literature. She is a USA Today and Amazon bestseller in the USA, UK, AUS, and CAN. She lives in Sydney with her husband and three children.
“A secret kept is a secret you live to regret.”
Leslie lives a life of ease with her wealthy husband, who provides her with more than she could ever need. A beautiful daughter, Millie, who is the light of her life, and her stepdaughter Shelby. Shelby is 12 and holding a secret inside of her that she feels could ruin her life. Secrets are dangerous.
This book will keep you on the edge of your seat from page one! I loved how this was written. The way this story is told is so clever. I had no idea who was the bad guy until it was revealed, despite the descriptions.
I enjoyed this novel. The characters were all so beautifully done. I loved the themes, especially that family isn’t always blood. The way the plot moved was great. The build-up was intense, and the pacing was quick.
This was a fantastic read that will break your heart and keep you riveted until the very end.