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Under Her Care

By: Lucinda Berry
Narrated by: Emily Ellet,Eileen Stevens,Brian Holden,Marli Watson
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Publisher's Summary

From the bestselling author of The Perfect Child comes a shocking thriller about the disturbing complexities of a mother’s love and the deadly consequences of unravelling family secrets.

On a humid summer day in Alabama, a mayor’s wife turns up brutally murdered under a railroad bridge. Standing next to her body is fourteen-year-old Mason Hill, the autistic son of former Miss USA Genevieve Hill. The locals are quick to level their verdict on young Mason: he did it.

The town detective calls in local autism expert Casey Walker to consult on the case. At first, Casey tries to keep an open mind. But the more time she spends with Genevieve, the more her unease grows, and she suspects that Genevieve is doing more than just protecting her son.

Casey’s misgivings surrounding Genevieve’s story only intensify when she meets Savannah, Genevieve’s nineteen-year-old daughter. Savannah, as it turns out, has some disturbing secrets of her own. But as Casey dives ever deeper into the Hill family dynamic, her search for the truth leads to another shocking murder—one that shatters her understanding of the human condition in ways she never imagined.

©2022 Heather Berry. (P)2022 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

Critic Reviews

“The action never wavers, and the surprises are unending. Berry is writing at the top of her game.”Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“[It’s] a humdinger…Perfect for suspense fans.”Kirkus Reviews 

“Lucinda delivers every time. Unputdownable.”—Tarryn Fisher, New York Times bestselling author 

Editorial Review

The plot sickens
"This one’s easy," I thought to myself. "Sit back and go with the flow. I know where this is going." NOT. The story unfolds in a small Alabama town. The mayor’s bludgeoned wife is found by a creek. A former beauty queen and her son have been placed at the scene. All eyes are on the son, an autistic teenager. Author Lucinda Berry was a clinical psychologist and specialized in childhood trauma. She channels her expertise through Casey Walker, an adviser on the case whose shocking discoveries only get more disturbing. The surprise ending truly kept me glued to the edge of my club chair. — Yvonne D.

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Love this book

I loved this story line of a rich sick and twisted mother who will do anything to succeed even if it hurts her children. The only thing I wish was different was the rushed ending I wanted to see mason get the justice he deserves

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Predictable

Another Lucida Berry book. I have enjoyed her books in the past. This one is about Munchausen by Proxy, although they never actually mention it. It’s a weird story. Didn’t really enjoy it.


RECOMMENDATION: SKIP IT

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Ok Story

I didn't like the ending. We don't know what happened to the boy or his mother.

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Chilling

WHOA! This certainly met all my criteria as, "Wait, just one more chapter!" and before I know it I have read through the night!

Intense. Unpredictable. STRONG character development! Incredibly woven storyline. The surprises are never ending.

My emotions were all over the board as I read. I just finished another book by this very author and made the comment that to pull me in so completely & evoke emotions for fictional characters is a great sign the author has truly written an amazing book. I am still spinning thinking about it.

I highly recommend this book. 👍 WELL DONE!

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Under Her Care

Lucinda Berry manages to make simple complex and turns daily basis situations into an amazing tense and engaging story you won’t be able to put down. Plot twists and a lot of psychological insight make her books addictive!

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Excellent mystery thriller

I have to tell you that I had this book in my library for months before I picked it up. That was a mistake. It was very well written and narration was excellent. As you listen or read stories you predict what you think might happen I had a small part right and a very large part wrong. The story kept my attention from beginning to end. Would definitely read another book from this author.

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Under Her Care

Interesting story with a creepy twist of event! I enjoyed the story line and character development of each character. However, I was disappointed in the ending too many loose ends! I need more closure! I feel like I am in hanging in suspense!

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Deeply moving

The characters were so real I could visually picture each of them. The story was sad but somehow believable. i was surprised by the ending.

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Very good

The plot goes on many random rabbit trails, but good story over all. Great author

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Really didn't like the ending

Interesting story line, well written and intriguing. Kept me reading, but I really didn't like the ending. Just wanted a bit more. But as always Lucinda Berry did a great job.

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