Suffer Little Children by Freda Hansburg starts out as Robin begins a new job opportunity in cancer research, and struggles with her relationship with her boyfriend Ben over his unruly children, Amber and Jaden. Enter Gloria, a concerned friend of Ben’s trying to get her son into the cancer research study.
I had trouble starting this one, because Amber (one of the POVs) and Ben really grated on my nerves. Which is pretty much how Robin feels too though, so it’s easy to connect with her. The plot thickens as Gloria, an incredibly well-spun character, goes from irritating to unhinged, and the last half is quite engrossing as the characters’ lives start to unravel. As the twists are thrown at them (which were definitely surprising), Robin and Amber both evolve in satisfying ways, ending in a well-executed conclusion. I was a little thrown off by the prologue, which I thought was unnecessarily spoilery, but I would still recommend to anyone looking for a satisfying psychological thriller! Thanks so much to the author for the free copy in exchange for my honest review.
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