Jeanie knows that when she and Matthew marry it won’t be easy blending their two families together. Jeanie has a teenage son and Matthew a son and daughter. Matthew’s daughter is somewhat resentful of her new stepmother but Jeanie is determined to make things work between the families.
However, Jeanie also has a secret that in the rush of her and Matthew’s relationship she never actually told Matthew the truth of her past. Now that secret is coming back to haunt her as someone is determined to let the truth out.
The Stepmother is somewhat of a retelling of Snow White but even though it’s loosely based on that tale this is a dark and twisty version that is completely original. It’s easy to say this story is one that will have the pages turning rather quickly as it had me completely engaged in it from start to finish.
There were several different things going on in the plot with this one that had me guessing from start to finish. Jeanie has her secret past that slowly gets revealed plus you have the relationship of the new blended family then on top of all that there are a lot of strange things going on that had me wondering are we turning this into a ghost story? But in the end it all gets a great wrap up after all the twists throughout.
Overall, definitely one I’d recommend. This is the second book I’ve read from Claire Seeber and I’ve quite enjoyed them both.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.