Thursday, February 1, 2018

Odd Child Out by Gilly Macmillan...Review & Giveaway!


It is almost the weekend which means it must be time for another great book!  Earlier this month I read Odd Child Out by Gilly Macmillan and this one is a must for readers who enjoy a good suspense novel!  Here is the scoop....





How well do you know the people you love…?
Best friends Noah Sadler and Abdi Mahad have always been inseparable.  But when Noah is found floating unconscious in Bristol's Feeder Canal, Abdi can't--or won't--tell anyone what happened.
Just back from a mandatory leave following his last case, Detective Jim Clemo is now assigned to look into this unfortunate accident.  But tragedy strikes and what looked like the simple case of a prank gone wrong soon ignites into a public battle.  Noah is British.  Abdi is a Somali refugee.   And social tensions have been rising rapidly in Bristol.  Against this background of fear and fury two families fight for their sons and for the truth.  Neither of them know how far they will have to go, what demons they will have to face, what pain they will have to suffer.
Because the truth hurts.

My Thoughts:  I had already read Gilly Macmillan before (What She Knew) and I had loved it so the bar was set pretty high for this book even before I opened it up.  I am happy to report that Odd Child Out lived up to the hype I had created!

This book is, at its' center, a story of friendship and family and how far you will go to protect those bonds.  The relationships are complicated and not always what they seem.  I found my loyalties shifting as I read the book because it was not always clear who was in the right and, honestly, sometimes nobody was in the right.  I really love the character of Jim Clemo (who is also in What She Knew) and I enjoyed how he tackled the case.  Macmillan is masterful at creating twists and turns so just when I thought I had everything figured out my theory would be blown out of the water.  I love it when that happens.  I also appreciated that the author created believable characters.  Each of the players had their own burdens and flaws that made them, not always likable but relatable and believable.  Because Odd Child Out covers a lot of ground....family, friendship, cultural tensions, I think it would make for a great book club pick.  You will have lots to talk about!

I enjoyed this book immensely and am at the edge of my seat waiting for Gilly Macmillan's next book!  Pick up your copy today at your local bookstore or on Amazon....


Win it!  I am so excited to tell you that one lucky Reviewed by Mom follower will win a copy of Odd Child Out!  Thank so much to the publisher and good luck! a Rafflecopter giveaway

56 comments:

McKim said...

I don't read near as many as I'd like. I'd love to read a book a week, but sadly only get to read about 1 book every six weeks.

Karen said...

I read 1 - 1 1/2 books a month. Much less than I'd like to, but it's all I can seem to find time for !

John Smith said...

I tend to read 2 or 3 books a month, but there are a lot of graphic novels I'd like to read. They're expensive and they might not be available at the library, but if I had stacks of them I could probably read one a day. I love fantasy graphic novels and witty explorations of life.

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sweepmom said...

I read 1-2 books per month.

Ken Ohl said...

None I need to find time and start

WendyP said...

i try to read 2, but it all depends on my month and the kids

Antoinette M said...

I read 1 - 2 books a month.

Susan Smoaks said...

usually i read 1 or 2 books a month.

Sunnie said...

one If Im lucky! Id really like to read more.

Lucy Rapposelli said...

I read 1-2 a month. I would love to read more. So many great books out there, like this one. Would love to read this. Thanks for the chance to enter

Casey Garvey said...

I was always the odd child!I used to read constant, now 1 if I can consentrate enough

Darlene said...

I read about 4 books a month.

Marianna said...

I usually read 2-4 books a month

Jackie said...

I don't read as much as I'd like to. I read three books in January

Leela said...

1-2 books.

ani hearts japan said...

I’m a homeschool mom so I read a lot of books aloud to my kids. In January I read about 10, 2 of which were my own. The rest I read aloud.

Deborah Wellenstein said...

I read anywhere from 4-6 books a month.

Anonymous said...

usually 2-3

Jan Lee said...

I read maybe one to two books a month. I love to read, always have been an avid reader since I was in grade school. I won't go into all the reasons but mainly health reasons keep me from reading as much as I want to, these days.

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Tandi Cortez-Rios said...

I try to read one book every week.

Denise S. said...

I read about five books a month.

Christy DuBois said...

I get tickled every time I see something about setting a goal of how many books you intend to read a month because honestly, if I could do so, I'd probably just read my life away. I have no idea how many books my Mama, Aunt and I transfer between the three of us in a months time. I, and they, keep s spreadsheet of the books we have read because after a while you don't remember if you have read a book or not. All the titles start running together. If we like an author we will read all of their books but then we also go to the library and get new releases. I've actually cut back on my reading because it wasn't healthy for me to let everything go and just read. I am going to guess and say I read 20 books a month. This book sounds so good. Thanks.

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kdrae said...

I read one every few months. I'd love to read more though!! :(
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Anonymous said...

I try to read 4 books a month-1 per week

jenny said...

I probably read about two a month. My favorites are bios and history books

Daniel M said...

at least 6 a month

brendaelsner said...

I usually read 3-4 a month.

Gabrielly said...

I read 1-2 books per month.

Anonymous said...

One or two

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Jeremy said...

Usually one book a month.

Buddy Garrett said...

I am a slow reader. I read about one book a month.

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Cassandra D. said...

I tend to read two books per month.

SexyBrat said...

I read only sometimes, I don't get to read that often.

Yipperbear said...

1 to 8. There are a lot things.

Annmarie Weeks said...

Depending on the month, I read between 1 & 4 books.

Colleen said...

I try to read as often as I can. It helps me escape!

slb3334 said...

It depends but 2-3 is normal.

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I read about 1-2 books a month.natbelinsky@verizon.net

Stephanie said...

I try to read at least a couple of books a month.

Eileen Boyce said...

1 or 2 depending on time I have.

Jana Leah B said...

I usually read at least 10 books per month.

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dvice12 said...

I don't usually get to read books every month

Philip Lawrence said...

I read one or two books per month.

Trisha McKee said...

I read approximately four books a month. One each weekend.

Richard Brandt said...

Lately I'm doing well to finish one or two a month.

James Coyne said...

I usually read about a book a month

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Sand said...

Typically four to six books a month.

Tracy Webb said...

I read 5 to 8 book a month.