Daniel is my son. He has always been mine. And he always will be.
On some level deep inside, Laura Bateman knows something is wrong. That her relationship with her son is not what it should be. That it is based on lies.
But bad things have happened to Laura. Things that change a person. Forever.
For 26-year-old Daniel, the discovery that his mother is not whom he thought comes close to destroying him. As his world turns upside-down, he searches for sanity in the madness that has become his life. But he is left with nothing but questions. Why did Laura do something so terrible? Can he move past the demons of his childhood?
And the biggest question of all: can he ever forgive Laura?
What we say – review by Elizabeth Wright:
Sometimes a book will sneak up on you, lull you into nonchalant feeling while reading but then before you know it you are hooked. And then there are books that are addictive from the word go. Maggie James’ writing has such depth that you can’t help but get lost in it, only to find yourself an hour later, hunched over, eyes desperately travelling over each line of text. This book is sinister, heartbreaking and manipulative and yet somehow still you trust the author.
The areas of life she touches on aren’t pretty and at times it can be hard to read through, but the truth is the world is not a pretty place and it is books like this that make you face things and understand human nature a little better. His Kidnapper’s Shoes is an uncomfortable yet mesmerising read and I can’t wait to dive into Maggie James’ other books now!
ABOUT MAGGIE JAMES
Maggie James is a British author who lives in Bristol. She writes psychological suspense novels.
Before turning her hand to writing, Maggie worked mainly as an accountant, with a diversion into practising as a nutritional therapist. Diet and health remain high on her list of interests, along with travel. Accountancy does not, but then it never did. The urge to pack a bag and go off travelling is always lurking in the background! When not writing, going to the gym, practising yoga or travelling, Maggie can be found seeking new four-legged friends to pet; animals are a lifelong love!
Goodreads Author Page: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/828751.Maggie_James