Review – Gracie’s Secret by Jill Childs


My dearest daughter, I will never forget the day I nearly lost you. The day you learned the secrets that would tear our lives apart…

Time stops for Jen when her beloved daughter, Gracie, is involved in a terrible car crash. Pronounced dead at the scene, it’s a miracle when paramedics manage to then resuscitate the little girl. The relief Jen feels at Gracie’s recovery is matched only by her fury at the driver of the car – her ex-husband’s new girlfriend Ella. Jen has never trusted Ella, and now her worst fears have been confirmed.

But then Gracie begins to tell strange stories about what she heard in the car that day, and what she saw in those moments near death. It’s clear that there’s something shocking hidden in Ella’s past… but exposing it could tear all their lives apart.


My Review
3 out of 5 stars

The synopsis of this book really drew me in and made me interested in finding out more about what happened on the day of the accident.

In reality though, I just didn’t care for this book very much. Jennifer’s character really started to annoy me after a while. Being a mother myself, I can completely understand loving your child, but she seemed to take it to an almost obsessive level at times. I didn’t like Richard’s character at all. Something about him just rubbed me the wrong way. I didn’t like Ella at first but I felt kind of sorry for her later on in the book after we found out what really happened to her and the things she was dealing with about a certain person. I was suspicious about Matt from the start and as the book went on, he really started to creep me out. I guess the only character I liked even a little bit in this book was Gracie.

There were parts of the book that seemed to drag on and didn’t seem very important to the story. I found myself wanting to skim over those parts. The mystery element of the story kept me reading though. I wanted to know what really happened on the day of the accident. The mystery surrounding Ella and some of the things Gracie would say kept me interested in the story also. The ending was a surprise to me – I wasn’t expecting that to happen at all.

*I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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