Today I am very excited to be closing the blog tour for Bye Baby Bunting written by Dr Tannis Laidlaw
About the book
An unwanted pregnancy. A kidnapping. Escape…
University student Jemma Howell’s life has turned upside down: she’s pregnant and her boyfriend has just died.
A lawyer manipulates Jemma to sign away the child to her dead boyfriend’s parents, the wealthy Winchesters.
Six months after giving birth, Jemma is still obsessed with her baby’s welfare. A chance opportunity occurs. She makes a split-second decision.
She is now a kidnapper and on the run. Detective Constable Tim Findlay is assigned to the Winchester kidnapping, his first big case.
In the course of the investigation, he and his partner uncover deeply hidden secrets about the Winchester family.
For Tim, the difference between right and wrong becomes blurred.
BYE BABY BUNTING is a page-turning psychological suspense that explores society’s attitudes to single parenting and adoption and the laws that apply to birth-mother, child and adoptive parents. The story takes place in Auckland, New Zealand, Hawaii and Winnipeg, Canada between 1963 and the present.
I had never heard of Tannis before Jill asked me to be on the tour, but after reading the synopsis I was instantly intrigued as to how the book would pan out as it sounded like a really hard and emotional book to read in places.
The story follows Jemma from the birtb of her baby, trhiugh giving it away to kidnapping and being on the run.
The story also follows DC Tim Findlay as he tries to solve the case.
The story is a great and breathtaking story which shows the lengths parents would go to in order to protect their child, even if it is illegal, and also the complications and issues surrounding adoption and what the birth parent can do if they change their mind afterwards.
All through the book i was rooting for Jemma and felt really sorry for her she was manipulated from the start by her dead boyfriend’s parents and was really intrigued about how the story would be resolved.
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About the author
Dr Tannis Laidlaw has worn many hats in her career as a psychologist: clinician in private practice, in psychiatric bins and in the prison service; researcher in schizophrenia, anxiety, psychopathy and other personality disorders, mind-body interactions, and the therapeutic use of hypnosis; research manager; writer and lecturer.
She has always been fascinated by the human condition, not only in those with crossed wiring but also when ordinary people are driven to behave in extraordinary ways. Her fiction reflects her psychological background; her non-fiction, her interests as a wife, mother and friend.
Tannis lives with her husband in Auckland, but spends half her time at a deserted beach in Northland, the semi-tropical northern part of New Zealand, and in a remote cabin in the woods on a Canadian lake – all places where she writes and writes and writes.