The Family Trap


Author: Lorna Dounaeva
Publisher: Inkubator Books
Date Published: December 4, 2022

Prudence has just retired and plans to spend it pottering about in the garden and taking long walks with her dog, Bob. She has a wonderful relationship with her son, Nathan, who has been seeing a girl he met at university. When Zoe turns out to be pregnant, that’s when the games begin!

Prudence really feels there’s something off about Zoe, but for her son’s sake, invites her to stay with them until the baby is born. Zoe is vivacious and engaged when she’s around Nathan and Pru’s friends find her charming. But she is expressionless or worse around Pru, who just has a very bad feeling about her.

I really related to Prudence – wanting to keep her son close, but not be critical of his girlfriend. Wanting to be close to the new baby, but unable to force Zoe to stay with her for the baby’s sake.

This was my second book by the author, and I felt this one resonated with me so much more!

Thank you to NetGalley, Inkubator Books, and Booksprout for an advance reader’s copy.


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