Our Book Review – Jacob – Elaine May

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** Provided on behalf of the author for an honest review **
** Review by Gayle from Bloggers From Down Under **

Elaine May has done it again….
I’m broken.
My heart hurts.
My soul is aching.
I’m speechless.

I absolutely loved this novel with every fibre of my being.

We Meet Isabelle.
Young, beautiful, trapped.
Living in the confines of a home that houses pure evil.
They hurt her.
They punish her.
They unleash their fury on her just for fun.
These monsters get off on it.
It’s her job to be their slave.
Isabelle knows nothing else.
It’s been her life for so long, that it’s her normal.
There is no way out.

We meet Katie.
An innocent living amongst the monsters. 
A beautiful little three year old girl.
She is always afraid.
Her Mum is her anchor.
But she’s sick, very sick.
She needs a doctor, but the monsters don’t care.
Her Mummy will help her she just knows she will.
But there is no way out.

We meet Jacob.
A paediatric doctor.
Living with scars not only on his exterior, but deep within his heart, Jacob is trying everything in his power to forget his past.
It’s too painful to remember.
But the nightmares won’t allow it.
The monsters still come in his dreams.
There is no escaping them.

Three lives will come together in the unlikeliest of circumstances. 
Three lives that will be changed forever.
Scars will be opened.
Secrets will be revealed.
Hope will be felt.
Love will be shared.
Hearts will be healed.

Jacob, Isabelle and Katie….
This is their story. 

Guys again, what can I say other than this. Jacob is utter perfection at the highest level. I was trapped within the story from the prologue, I couldn’t put it down. 
Raw, gritty and at times highly confronting.
Heartbreaking, heartwarming and completely moving. 
Emotionally charged.
Written with such depth and detail you could every every emotion, every tear, every laugh.
It had everything I could’ve asked for and so much more.

Jacob….It was instant love. I fell completely for this man and his vulnerability and the need to help others even though he was suffering within himself. 
Isabelle….A beautiful woman who’s strength shone through with every page turned.
But Katie….That beautiful little girl completely held my heart in her hands. 

Put these three beautiful characters together….You have one hell of a read.

Guys please you need to read this. I can’t rate it highly enough. A must read.

5 stars.

Goodreads Link

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34351766-jacob?from_search=true

 

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