Monday, 18 September 2017

Keep You Safe – by Melissa Hill

Original Cover
My own copy

The blurb:

For readers who love issue-driven fiction, Melissa Hill has written a breakout novel exploring the "to vaccinate or not" debate and the tragic consequences of one mother's decision on another.

Single mom Kate O'Donnell is living her worst nightmare. Her young daughter, Clara, who has a medical condition that doesn't allow her to be vaccinated, becomes critically ill when one of her classmates, Lauren-whose family chose not to vaccinate-contracts and spreads the virus. While Lauren has no trouble recovering from the disease, Clara's condition worsens. With time spent by her daughter's bedside, Kate loses her job and slides deeper into medical debt. But when another school parent points the blame at Lauren's mother, Lucy, and the media begins an attack, we see two very different views on parenting and how badly things can spin out of control when all either of these two women wanted was to keep their daughters safe.

My Opinion:

*Book provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review*

I was very intrigued by the sound of this book, especially because I have read other books by this author. This one is very different though, in a good way, I can assure you ;).

It tells the story of two mums, Kate and Madeleine, who are doing their best for their children and family. They both decide not to vaccinate their children for several reasons. Then both girl get the measles and a big legal fight starts.

Of course there is much more behind it all and both mothers have their reasons for not getting their children vaccinated. I myself was not vaccinated and I totally understand both points of view. It’s a very controversial topic and I really liked how much thought and research the Melissa Hill put behind this.

Both have their lives and what happened in the past and so it’s clear that they make different decisions. I think that’s only natural and it was very interesting to read about both their lives. There are clearly two sides to this story, which put it on a whole new level of excitement and brilliance.

I was hooked from the start and Melissa Hill’s writing captured this provocative topic in the best possible way. The discussions and scenes in this book are very heated and exciting. There is never a dull moment!

I absolutely adored the epilogue and I just think that all characters, whether I liked them or not, had a really important role and were very well lined out.

This story shows that every parent has a believe and an opinion. They have their reasons to believe in it and that's ok. Things can change, but that's not for sure.

Thought-provoking and addictive!!!


Melissa Hill on Twitter: @melissahillbks

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