Hidden Child – The Hidden Series .5 by Nicole Colville ~ Book Review by Caroline

18619533 Title: Hidden Child – The Hidden Series .5

Author: Nicole Colville

Publisher: Self Published

Cover Artist: unknown

Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars

Blurb:

To hide the pain, he forgot his past.

Jameson Connor lives in rural Ireland with his loving Grandparents and his beautiful Mummy, Calista.

Jamie tells his story in the words of a child. He is four when he begins to understand that his mummy isn’t like other mummies, and people treat him differently for being her son.

See the world through the words of a child, a painful and confused heartbroken child who doesn’t understand why his mummy changes so suddenly; he doesn’t understand where good mummy goes or why bad mummy comes to stay. All he knows is that his mummy loves him, she doesn’t want to hurt him, she wants to protect him. But when protection turns to obsession Jamie isn’t safe.

Split between two separated parents in different countries and stuck in the middle of a messy legal battle for custody, Jamie is torn between his love for both his Mummy and Daddy.

Caroline’s View:

I did something I never do with regards to this series and read book 6 without reading books 1 – 5. I enjoyed it so much I requested the entire series to review for Prism so here I am starting at book .5.

This isn’t a romance story in any shape or form but more the heartbreaking story of mental illness and child abuse. It shows us the strength of love a child has for a parent who mistreats them whether intentional or not.

The story is told from Jamie’s point of view and when we first meet him he is just 4 years old. He lives on his grandparent’s farm with his mummy and she is his entire world. He loves good mummy but bad mummy makes him scared. Bad mummy slowly becomes the more prevalent of the two as Jamie’s home life slowly worsens.

His father lives in Monaco with his wife and children and although he fights hard for visitation rights he is fighting a losing battle. When he does finally get to spend time with his son, Jamie’s mother’s behaviour slides even more until life with her becomes dangerous and intolerable.

The writing really made you feel Jamie’s terror and anguish. Although he only wanted to feel safe and loved there was an enormous feeling of guilt when he escaped his mother’s clutches, even for a short time, that whilst he was happy his mother was sad.

It is not an easy read and I think it is made even more difficult because you are reading it from a child’s point of view and more often than not his voice sounds so small whilst his terror felt so big.

Buy Links


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I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

Farewell Giveaway
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.

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