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Mummy’s Little Angel, by JW Lawson
‘Mummy’s Little Angel’ is the first place winner of World’s Best Story!
Joanne didn’t believe that her life could become worse than it already was. She had lost everybody and everything she had loved. She was alone. Surely she had suffered enough? The press had called her identical twins psychopaths. Her Maggie. Her Annie. But she still loved them, even though one of them had killed her husband, Jeff. Joanne believed that his murder had been an accident. How could one of her girls be a murderer? She knew them better than anybody else. They were good girls really.
She just had to prove it.
The brutal murder of her goddaughter Laura had never been solved. Items were missing when Laura’s remains had been discovered: clues that could lead to the capture of her killer. One of them was Laura’s doll…the doll that Joanne later discovered in her home. Joanne is facing the most horrific dilemma of her life. Has the wrong woman been imprisoned? Could her child have used such brutality against her best friend? Or could both women be innocent after all?
She needs to find somebody for her daughter to confide in; somebody she will trust. She needs a miracle. There is only one person who can help. He is compassionate and caring, with an amazing ability to gain the trust of the most difficult patients. He is Joanne’s only hope. He is Jonathan Davies.
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As my introduction to JW Lawson, Mummy’s Little Angel delivered, and delivered big. It’s a solid piece of fiction, with a compelling story, clever storytelling, and intriguing storytellers. As a psychological thriller, I found it to be intense and hard to put down. I read this book in bed, before I went to sleep. Each night, I found myself pushing back my bedtime because I simply wanted to keep reading. And then just a little bit more.
Mummy’s Little Angel is written in an interesting format, with alternating diary entries by the characters. And it totally works, let me tell you. I actually felt like I was peering into their diaries, trying to glean some insight and figure out what had really happened.
At the start of Mummy’s Little Angel, I discovered it was set in 2034. A futuristic novel? Uh oh. For me, that tends to be a problem, but it turned out to be an utter non-issue. It’s inconsequential, so no need to let that scare you off. While this is an “adult” novel with some mature language and themes, it’s not gratuitously or outrageously violent or graphic.
JW Lawson is adept at keeping you on your toes throughout this novel. Every time you think you’ve picked up on something and you know what happened, you realize that, nope, you don’t know what’s going on, and you’re still clueless about how everything is going to turn out.
It’s not often that I read a book and have no complaints or criticisms. They might not be big issues, but I often find something that bothers me. Not this time. I literally have no complaints about this book. Not a one.
This is one of those times you’ll wind up checking out the author once you’re done Mummy’s Little Angel. You’ll want to keep tabs on this author, because she’s quite a skilled storyteller. I was pretty darn happy that I was given the opportunity to discover JW Lawson.
Award Winning Author JW Lawson is already gaining recognition for her writing talents in the United States and worldwide. The second of a trilogy of sensational thrillers, Mummy’s Little Angel is the winner of the highly acclaimed World’s Best Story competition and has also received some outstanding reviews from the professional team of judges in the competition. She is currently writing her third thriller, Crossroads, which will be available in 2017 and the final book of the current series, Hush Little Baby, will be available in 2018.
You have a chance to win a copy of Mummy’s Little Angel (7 winners), and ONE winner will also win a $20 Amazon Gift Card. The giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada and ends October 8, 2016. Good luck!