Review: Papieren Kind, Randy Susan Meyers

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Five years ago, Tia fell into obsessive love with a man she could never have. Married, and the father of two boys, Nathan was unavailable in every way. When she became pregnant, he disappeared, and she gave up her baby for adoption.

Five years ago, Caroline, a dedicated pathologist, reluctantly adopted a baby to please her husband. She prayed her misgivings would disappear; instead, she’s questioning whether she’s cut out for the role of wife and mother.

Five years ago, Juliette considered her life ideal: she had a solid marriage, two beautiful young sons, and a thriving business. Then she discovered Nathan’s affair. He promised he’d never stray again, and she trusted him.

But when Juliette intercepts a letter to her husband from Tia that contains pictures of a child with a deep resemblance to her husband, her world crumbles once more. How could Nathan deny his daughter? And if he’s kept this a secret from her, what else is he hiding? Desperate for the truth, Juliette goes in search of the little girl. And before long, the three women and Nathan are on a collision course with consequences that none of them could have predicted.
Randy Susan Meyer was born in Brooklyn New York. She developed a love for books rooting in social issues.
Before turning to writing Meyers worked as the assistant director of Common Purpose, where she worked with batterers, domestic violence victims, and at-risk youth impacted by family violence.
She currently lives in Boston with her husband and has two daughters.

When I bought this book I was a bit reluctant. My experience with stories like these is that they can be very good if you are lucky but ever so often they are not. I read some reviews on the book and decided to give it a try. This is one of the group that actually lives up to the synopsis. The book tells a clear story from 4 points of view where all the choices, bad or good get the space to he explained.
The use of language has something raw and honest making it simple to get emotionally involved. The character building is very much done around the subject of the book which makes that some of the characters are balancing on the edge of shallow. But that is about the biggest complaint I can find.
Though I did enjoy the book I am not sure if it is something that would pop in my mind if someone is asking me for a recommendation. It did not impress me that much. If you are pulled to the synopsis though and experience the same reluctance I described earlier you are more than save to pick up the book.

Papieren Kind
Author: Randy Susan Meyers
Publisher: Artemis & co
ISBN: 9047202619
ISBN13: 9789047202615
Pages: 366
Format: Paperback
Original Title: The Comfort of Lies
Artemis: Paperback | eBook

3 star review
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