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Pub Date 12 Sep 2023 | Archive Date Not set

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There's something in the dark. And it's starting to whisper...

Essie Kaur has defined herself by her ambitions, a fiercely independent woman whose only soft spot is her husband, Sanjay. She never imagined herself as a mother. It was never a part of the plan. But then she finds out she's pregnant. As her difficult pregnancy transforms her body and life into something she barely recognizes, her husband spends the nights pacing in the attic, slowly becoming a stranger, and the house begins to whisper.

As Essie's pregnancy progresses, both her and Sanjay's lives are warped by a curse that has haunted her family for generations, leaving a string of fatherless daughters in its wake. When she's put on bedrest, Essie trades the last aspects of her carefully planned life for isolation in what should be a welcoming home, but she isn't alone. There's something here that means to take everything from her…


No Child of Mine is hauntingly powerful, equal parts a ghost story and a tale of what we are prepared to do for love.” —USA Today bestselling author Darcy Coates

No Child of Mine explores the intricacies of motherhood and generational curses in a way that will claw at your heartstrings and chill your spine.”—Amy Lukavics, author of Daughters Unto Devils 

There's something in the dark. And it's starting to whisper...

Essie Kaur has defined herself by her ambitions, a fiercely independent woman whose only soft spot is her husband, Sanjay. She never...

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𝑴𝒐𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓𝒔' 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒅𝒂𝒖𝒈𝒉𝒕𝒆𝒓𝒔' 𝒍𝒊𝒗𝒆𝒔 𝒐𝒗𝒆𝒓𝒍𝒂𝒑𝒑𝒆𝒅 𝒊𝒏 𝒂 𝒘𝒂𝒚 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒇𝒂𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓𝒔' 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒔𝒐𝒏𝒔' 𝒅𝒊𝒅 𝒏𝒐𝒕. 𝑾𝒉𝒊𝒍𝒆 𝒃𝒐𝒕𝒉 𝒑𝒂𝒓𝒆𝒏𝒕𝒔 𝒘𝒆𝒓𝒆 𝒏𝒆𝒄𝒆𝒔𝒔𝒂𝒓𝒚, 𝒎𝒐𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓𝒔 𝒃𝒐𝒓𝒆 𝒂 𝒔𝒑𝒆𝒄𝒊𝒇𝒊𝒄 𝒔𝒐𝒓𝒕 𝒐𝒇 𝒑𝒉𝒚𝒔𝒊𝒄𝒂𝒍𝒊𝒕𝒚 𝒊𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒄𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝒐𝒇 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒊𝒓 𝒄𝒉𝒊𝒍𝒅𝒓𝒆𝒏. 𝑫𝒂𝒖𝒈𝒉𝒕𝒆𝒓𝒔 𝒘𝒆𝒓𝒆 𝒎𝒂𝒅𝒆 𝒐𝒖𝒕 𝒐𝒇 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒊𝒓 𝒎𝒐𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓𝒔, 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒊𝒓 𝒃𝒐𝒅𝒊𝒆𝒔 𝒌𝒏𝒊𝒕 𝒕𝒐𝒈𝒆𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓 𝒇𝒓𝒐𝒎 𝒑𝒊𝒆𝒄𝒆𝒔 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒚'𝒅 𝒔𝒕𝒐𝒍𝒆𝒏.

Can a person be haunted just as a house can be? That certainly seems to be the case with Essie and Sanjay, an ambitious couple who just bought a house and are working to transform it into their dream space. Sanjay is settled in his job, and Essie is in her last semester of law school when she realizes she's pregnant, something she never wanted to be. The pregnancy is difficult, and when she finds herself on bedrest, she can't determine if the woman she keeps seeing is real or the product of her isolation.

Told in alternating timelines and points of view, this is just as much the story of Ana and Isabel as it is of Essie and Sanjay. The letters that Ana and Isabel share are poignant, lyrical, and a stark reminder that they must keep their feelings hidden. When something terrible threatens their relationship, a pact is made with something that whispers in the dark, and the repercussions will threaten generations to come.

The sense of foreboding and unease was perfectly executed, and I can't wait to see what else this author creates. Thank you to NetGalley and Poisoned Pen Press for my early copy. NO CHILD OF MINE will publish September 12, 2023.

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This book was hard to put down. I loved both stories and how they blended together. The author paints pictures so well you feel like you are there. I was so nervous for the ending but - wow! Highly recommend!

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Thanks to Netagalley and Poisoned Pen Press for this advanced reader copy. Essie's story and history captivate you from the beginning of the story. The story is told between a few women from her family, which keeps you guessing where this "curse" started. The pregnancy is unexpected, and her husband, Sanjay, plays a major role in this thriller. How will everything end up? Turn the pages, and you will uncover the buried secrets in Essie's dreams that come to reality. Watch your back; this one is spooky.

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