A romantic suspense, it was written 1980. I didn’t realize that this author has a number of suspense novels. While it was well written and the narrative flow smoothly, I was disappointed it was very predictable. I knew before I was very far into the book it was written earlier than the current time by the many uses of cigarettes. The ending did give a small surprise that I was not expecting.
Kathy Ellison, a student, and daughter of a candidate for a Senate seat has moved into a boyfriend’s apartment. The election is closed and she must do nothing to interest the press. Whenever she has sex with her boyfriend she has dreams of another life. She will go into a trance and speak with a child’s voice and called the name Shari. Kathy is afraid of trains and a couple of times she almost committed suicide. What is happening? Is Kathi being processed by a spirit?

Disclosure: I received a free copy from Kensington Books through NetGalley for an honest review. I would like to thank them for this opportunity to read and review the book. The opinions expressed are my own.

About bettylouise31 Member of Netgalley. Senior Citizen and been reading and sharing my thoughts on books most of my life. I read for my pleasure. I have been married for 60 years and we have a Bengal Cat, Kato. Interests include reading, dogs, cats, gardening, knitting, crocheting. I have a strong interest in North American native plants. A word on my reviews. Books review are from my public library, brought, many from Netgalley, a few from Edelweiss, occasionally from an author or from friends. The opinions are my own. I represent no publisher, author or another source​. My reviews can be found on Amazon, Tumblr, Goodreads, Google+. I have no Facebook or Twitter accounts. Thanks for reading my blog.
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3 Responses to THE STEPCHILD By Joanne Fluke

  1. bmary8222 says:

    I didn’t know she wrote suspense novels either.

  2. lghiggins says:

    Your review is good. I found the “avoid letting the press uncover any dirty secrets at any cost” theme pretty realistic. That’s the way politics was then and is now.

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