Book Review Of “A Matter Of Chance” By Julie Maloney @JKSlitpublicity @Shewritespress
When eight-year-old Vinni Stewart disappears from a Jersey shore town, Maddy, her distraught single mother, begins a desperate search for her daughter. Maddy’s five-year journey leads her to a bakery in Brooklyn, where she stumbles upon something terrifying. Ultimately, her artist neighbor Evelyn reconnects Maddy to her passion for painting and guides her to a life transformed through art.
Detective John D’Orfini sees more than a kidnapping in the plot-thickening twists of chance surrounding Vinni’s disappearance, but his warnings to stay away from the investigation do not deter Maddy, even when her search puts her in danger. When the Russian Mafia warns her to stop sniffing into their business, Maddy must make a choice whether to save one child―even if it might jeopardize saving her own. (From Goodreads)
Thank you to JKS Communications for gifting me a copy of this book, in exchange of an honest review. All opinions are my own.
I rate this book a 4 out of 5 Stars.
In this blogging world, I have come across an amazing array of books, and the thing I like best about books like this, is they make me question things, and I am constantly asking myself, “What would I do?” “Who would I trust?” and then of course I get irritated with the parents for being so clueless. I even play the blame game. Also, some books, with this kind of storyline just miss the mark. However, I felt this book was great, I think the author did a fantastic job of capturing the mom’s feelings, her fears, her anger, and she made us feel it too. It wasn’t too overly dramatic either, so that’s another added bonus.
I enjoyed the depth, and complexity of the characters, I also really liked the style in which the chapters were written. I felt they pulled me in more, and I failed to notice the time as I was reading them. I am glad I had the opportunity to review this book, I may have not read it otherwise. So many books, and not enough time!