More Than Us By Dawn Barker | Canelo Book Tour | My Review.

Saturday, 23 June 2018

Title: More Than Us

Author Name: Dawn Barker

Previous Books (if applicable): Let Her Go

Genre: Women’s Fiction, Family Drama

Release Date: 21st May 2018

Publisher: Canelo

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When parents disagree on how to care for their child, is it justifiable to take extreme measures?
Emily and Paul have a glorious home, money in the bank and two beautiful children. Since leaving Scotland for Paul to play football for an Australian team they have been blessed. But sadness lies behind the picture-perfect family - sixteen-year-old Cameron has battled with health troubles his entire life. There's no name for what he has, but his disruptive behaviour, OCD and difficulty in social situations is a constant source of worry.  
When Paul's career comes to a shuddering halt, he descends into a spiral of addiction, gambling away the family's future. By the time he seeks help, it's his new boss Damien who recommends and pays for a rehab facility.
While Paul is away, Emily has to make a tough decision about their son. She keeps it from Paul knowing he'll disapprove. And when a terrible accident reveals the truth, Paul takes his son and goes on the run, leaving Emily to care for fourteen-year-old Tilly, who unbeknown to her parents is fighting battles of her own.
Can the family join together for the sake of their loved ones, or will their troubles tear them apart?
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My Review:
I have enjoyed this book but have found it a little, not boring, just I guess a little hard to read at times, especially when Paul is at the treatment centre it just felt like there wasn't anything particularly juicy to read but I guess when you're getting treatment for addiction it isn't going to be such a juicy read! I did get the feeling that Paul was being taken advantage of by Damien, his so called 'friend' who helped him seek help, I just hope that it doesn't end up being some form of cult which was the feeling I got once Paul returned home and went to dinner at Damien's house with his other work colleagues - even Emily was approached by the other wives about how she was living her life. 
I haven't quite finished it yet so I don't know how it ends I am just hoping that Paul and Emily don't end up estranged and that their children, Cameron especially, don't get caught in the middle of it and that he receives the help he so clearly needs. I am looking forward to finishing it! 

Author Bio:
Dawn Barker is a psychiatrist and author. She grew up in Scotland, then in 2001 she moved to Australia, completed her psychiatric training and began writing. Her first novel, Fractured, was selected for the 2010 Hachette/Queensland Writers Centre manuscript development programme, was one of Australia's bestselling debut fiction titles for 2013, and was shortlisted for the 2014 WA Premier's Book Awards. Her second novel is Let Her Go. Dawn lives in Perth with her husband and three young children.
 Twitter: @drdawnbarker
Love, Sarah

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