Don’t you just love it when you read the opening pages of a book and you are instantly drawn in? You picture the characters in your mind. The action is so real you are transported into a movie in your head. You find yourself firing up the Kindle reader on your phone while waiting for an appointment to gobble up a couple more pages of a great mystery because you just have to know what happens next. That was me while enjoying Nancy Wood’s mystery, Due Date.
Shelby McDougall is young, naive, and very pregnant with twins. She is also a surrogate mother for a yuppie couple yearning to be parents. Drowning is debt, she wants to help the rich couple–seems like a win-win situation. But, all is not what it seems, and Shelby and her unborn babies find themselves in the fight of their lives.
As I mentioned before, I could not put this book down. The descriptions and dialog created a movie in my brain as I read, which for me is the pinnacle of good writing. IT is no surprise to me this novel has been optioned for film/TV.
Do yourself a favor and get this book! I can’t wait for the next Shelby McDougall mystery.
Disclaimer: Due Date, is published by my publisher, Solstice Publishing and I have appeared on the author’s blog. That being said, I paid for my my copy of the book and this is an honest review.