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 god-daughter 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.
Book Title: Mummy's Little Angel by JW Lawson
Category: Adult fiction, 294 pages
Genre: Psychological Thriller
Publisher: Friesen Press
Joanna is mobility impaired, her husband is shot and is labeled a pedophile, one of her twin is disfigured and suffers from amnesia due to a fire accident and the other twin is blamed for it all and is imprisoned. Both the daughters love their mother and the mother loves both of them unconditionally and equally, though the daughters do not agree on that. They both have been competing for being 'Mummy’s Little Angel' all through their lives, even while they were particularly close to and fond of each other - or were they really?
There may have been places that made me feel the writing could have better but hey the making-me-sit-on-the-edge-of-my-seat plot makes up for everything else. Also be warned of the explicit contents like gory violence and rape, scenes related to pedophilia, ritualism and BDSM and mildly abusive language involved. The first book that I could relate this book to is the Gone Girl, though the plots and the writing are nothing similar. If you liked the Gone Girl and you are in the look out for your next psychological thriller, then here is your next book.
Meet the Author:
Award Wining Author, JW Lawson is already gaining recognition for her writing talents in the US and world-wide. The second of a trilogy of sensational thrillers, Mummy's Little Angel is the winner of the highly acclaimed Worlds 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, HushLittle Baby will be available in 2018.
Connect with the author: Website ~ Twitter ~ Facebook
What advice would you give budding writers?
Research your subject thoroughly before starting your manuscript then plan your story and create the characters. What do they look like? What are their mannerisms? Remember that readers need to visualise so much when they are reading a novel. Finally, don’t give up! Follow your dream. Ignore negativity and write that story.
If you could put yourself as a character in your book, who would you be?
This is a tough one as all of the women in my book suffer so very much. However, I’d have to be Joanne. I understand the trials and tribulations one faces with disability and as a mum, the love I feel for my children is unconditional.
How long have you been writing?
Since I was five years old. I still remember the poem I wrote!
Do you ever get writer’s block? What helps you overcome it?
Yes, and when I do, I shut down my laptop and stop writing for the day. Once I’ve had time to relax and read through the manuscript without any pressure, I find that the words start to flow once again.
What is the last great book you’ve read?
It’s old but it’s one of my favourites that I’ve read several times – Jodie Picoult’s The Storyteller.
If there is one thing you want readers to remember about you, what would it be?
That I created Doctor Jonathan Davies. Loads of my fans already fancy him!
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