Book Review: “In The Best Interest of the Child” | Felicia Denise #52things52weeks @MSFelicia

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Debut novelist Felicia Denise definitely knows how to capture her readers’ attention with the depths of the characters she presents along with the layers of subplots that support the main storyline very well.

Without giving away too many Easter eggs, Olivia Chandler, lawyer and child advocate, is a complicated and tough woman who has no time for games. But the reader soon discovers the “why” behind Olivia’s approach to life and those around her.

It’s not until Olivia’s own childhood is reflected back to herself in the eyes of the child she is fighting for that she begins her journey to coming to terms with the residual issues that still lurk deep inside of her. Dealing with past trauma, loss and love interest with Bellamy gives the story a number of complex dimensions that keeps the reader interested to the very end of the book.

From the details throughout the novel, it is obvious that Ms. Denise is well-versed in the area of child protective services, details which added a level of authenticity to the book and Olivia as a character.

I have been following this writer for a while and expected no less than a great novel and that is what I got. It’s a worthwhile read and I thoroughly enjoyed the introduction of a number of characters who could easily be developed into future stand-alone novels.

If you are looking for a great new author to follow now and for future books to come, I would highly recommend that you buy this book.

M xoxo

Review also posted on Goodreads.com, Amazon.com, Amazon.ca

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2 thoughts on “Book Review: “In The Best Interest of the Child” | Felicia Denise #52things52weeks @MSFelicia

  1. I’m humbled by your kind words and this amazing review, Marquessa. I don’t think I’ll ever get over that heady feeling I get because someone not only enjoyed my words but they connected with the story and ‘got it’. IMHO, that’s the highest praise for any writer. Many thanks!

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