Apple Of My Eye By Claire Allan

Apple Of My Eye‘Apple Of My Eye’ is the latest book by Claire Allan.

When a mysterious note arrives for seven months pregnant nurse Eliana Hughes, she begins to doubt every aspect of her life – from her mixed feelings about motherhood to her marriage to Martin, who has become distant in recent months. As the person behind the note escalates their campaign to out Eli’s husband as a cheat, she finds herself unable to trust even her own instincts, and as pressure builds, she makes a mistake that jeopardises her entire future. Elsewhere, someone is watching. Someone who desperately wants a baby to call their own and will go to any lengths to become a mother – and stay a mother.

The story is seen through the narrative of Eliana Hughes, who’s finding her first pregnancy quite hard as well the pressures of her difficult job caring for patients in a hospice. But when she receives a strange note at work, Eliana begins to doubt everything that she felt was secure in her life and begins to look at her husband and friends in a different light.

Not only is the story seen through Eliana eyes but there is the inclusion of chapters seen from the perspective of a woman who never got over the death of her baby and this can occasionally make for sad reading.

I found this book to be an intriguing story, with Eliana’s issues and the mysterious person torturing her. I particularly found Eliana’s mother a difficult and uncomfortable character, she was controlling and suffocated her only daughter, even if she did think she was only doing what was best for Eliana.

The story flows at a fast pace and with it being set in Derry, was like a darker more intense episode of ‘Derry Girls’!

Filled with drama, suspense and uncertainty that leaves the reader on their toes, ‘Apple Of My Eye’ is a cleverly written and emotional story about a mothers love.

You can buy ‘Apple Of My Eye’ from Amazon and is available to buy from good bookshops.

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