Friday, July 5, 2024

Book Review for In the Blink of an Eye by Kate Hewitt

 In the Blink of an Eye by Kate Hewitt

Published  July 1, 2024 by Bookoutur


Taken from Goodreads:
  It only took a moment for everything to go wrong. A little girl is hurt, but who is to blame?

I’m so happy as I walk to pick up my seven-year-old son from the birthday party. It’s his first since we moved here, and I know he’s found it hard settling in. Just as I’ve found it hard to make friends among the mothers at the school gates. But as I turn the corner, my heart stops when I see an ambulance.

I start to run. My son, is all I can think. I have to find my son.

As I race into the garden, desperately searching for my blue-eyed little boy, a fellow parent turns to me, her finger pointed. The words out of her mouth make my blood run cold.

“Your son did this. This is your fault.”

Surely that can’t be true? My son can be difficult, but I’d know if he was capable of hurting someone… Wouldn’t I?

As a little girl is lifted onto a stretcher, I feel my world come crashing down. My heart cracks in two for this poor child, her devastated family. Because there’s no coming back from this. An innocent girl has been hurt. My son is being blamed. But I’m his mother, and I’ll do whatever it takes to find out what really happened…


My Thoughts:  WOW!!  This book had me staying up late, turning pages, needing to know what would be happening next.   In the Blink of an Eye is the book that you really want to get to the end of to find out what is really happening, but you do not ever want the book to end. 

The three mothers in this book were all trying to raise happy and “normal” children while having the same happy and normal life for themselves.   Each mother is having their own issues and just trying to keep it hidden and portray that their lives are fine and “perfect.”  I felt that I could connect with each mother on some part of their life.    

This book is a great thriller with unique twists and turns.  Both the adult and children relationship are realistic and relatable.    

Thank you Bookoutur for a copy of the book via NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.

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Meet Kate Hewitt (taken from her website):  Kate was born in Pennsylvania, went to college in Vermont, and has spent summers in the Canadian wilderness. After several years as a diehard New Yorker, she now lives in a small market town in Wales with her husband, five young children, and two overly affectionate Golden Retrievers.

In addition to writing, Kate works as a Core Editor with Cornerstones Literary Consultancy and runs writing retreats in the Wye Valley.



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