This week’s First Line Friday is from My Husband’s Son by Deborah O’Connor, a book I received in this morning’s post from Reader’s First, a new to me reviewing site I discovered this week.

“He appears from behind the door like a gift. He is alone, his stare daydream-soft.”


You’d always recognise your own son. Wouldn’t you?
Heidi and Jason aren’t like other couples.

Six years ago, Heidi’s daughter was murdered. A year later, Jason’s son Barney disappeared. Their shared loss brought them together.

By chance, Heidi meets a boy she’s certain is Barney.

But Jason is equally convinced it’s not him.

Is Heidi mad? Or is Jason hiding something? And can their fragile marriage survive Heidi’s new found quest for the truth . . .