Friday, July 10, 2015

#MMBBR Blog Tour (TLC) A Necessary End by Holly Brown

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How far would you go to get what you wanted? The author of Don’t Try to Find Me returns with a taut, riveting novel of psychological suspense—a domestic drama full of secrets and twists—about a woman determined to have a child, her ambivalent husband, and a pregnant teenager with a secret agenda of her own.

“I know now that there was no other way things could have turned out. Tragedies are inevitable, just like the great love stories, like us.”

Thirty-nine-year-old Adrienne is desperate to be a mother. And this time, nothing is going to get in her way.

Sure, her husband, Gabe, is ambivalent about fatherhood. But she knows that once he holds their baby, he’ll come around. He’s just feeling a little threatened, that’s all. Because once upon a time, it was Gabe that Adrienne wanted more than anything; she was willing to do anything. . . . But that was half a lifetime ago. She’s a different person now, and so is Gabe. There are lines she wouldn’t cross, not without extreme provocation.

And sure, she was bitten once before by another birth mother—clear to the bone—and for most people, it’s once bitten, twice shy. But Adrienne isn’t exactly the retiring type.

At nineteen, Leah bears a remarkable resemblance to the young woman Adrienne once was. Which is why Adrienne knows the baby Leah is carrying is meant to be hers. But Leah’s got ideas of her own: Her baby’s going to get a life in California; why shouldn’t she? All she wants is to live in Adrienne’s house for a year after the baby’s born, and get a fresh start.

It seems like a small price for Adrienne to pay to get their baby. And with Gabe suddenly on board, what could possibly go wrong?

What a great thriller, that gets you thinking...keeps you burning through the pages.  There are so many twists and many turns that I was surprised by.  This is one of those novels that slowly reveals bits of information that causes you shout out loud.  It is a crazy adventure and one that will not soon be forgotten.  If you love to be taken on a literary ride A Necessary End, is the book for you!  4.5 stars

Holly Brown

Holly Brown is a practicing marriage and family therapist in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she lives with her husband and toddler daughter. Her blog, Bonding Time, covers a wide range of mental health, parenting, and relationship issues, and is featured at She'd love to be part of your book club in person or online. Drop a line through her Facebook author page:

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  1. "what could possibly go wrong?" is possibly one of the most ominous sentence ever. Something can ALWAYS go wrong ...

    Thanks for being a part of the tour!

  2. Happy to have found your blog through the book tour. Looking forward to reading your posts.

    1. Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to leave this comment! Hope to "see" you again soon!


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