The Adopted Daughter by J.J. Burgess #bookreviewThe Adopted Daughter by J.J. Burgess
Published by Inkubator Books on August 6, 2023
Genres: Psychological Thrillers
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She says she’s his daughter. But what does she really want?

Alice and Richard are happily married and about to achieve their lifelong dream – giving up their jobs to sail around the Mediterranean on their own boat.

But shortly before they are due to leave, a young woman, Sally, appears on their doorstep and says she is Richard’s daughter, given up for adoption by his former lover.

After he gets over the shock, Richard is welcoming to Sally, but Alice is unsettled. Discovering that Richard is a father is a painful reminder of her own desire for a family and her inability to conceive.

But is this what makes her wary of Sally, or is her intuition trying to warn her that something much darker is happening here?

When one suspicious incident follows another, Alice starts to dig into who Sally really is and why she has suddenly come into their lives. What she finds is something she could never have imagined in her wildest nightmares…

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My Thoughts

The brief chapters and two POVs made the book interesting. The writing in the book by Burgess is excellent; at first, you would think it is solely about Alice and Richard’s lifelong goal until the twists and turns begin. It was an excellent book that kept me engaged throughout. I highly recommend it.

Thank you to Booksprout and Inkubator Books for giving me the opportunity to read and review this book.


About J.J. Burgess

JJ Burgess has a degree in Economics and lives in Bristol with his wife and two sons. By day he is the Director of a greetings card company, by night he writes psychological thrillers that ask questions about the world we live in. When he isn’t writing, he is usually running through the woods around Bristol, thinking of new characters and dark plots.