Today I am sharing my review as a part of the blog tour for Unborn by Rachel McLean. This is a dystopian novel with a bit of a legal thriller that shows one direction that our society could be heading.
She killed her unborn child. The punishment will fit the crime.
Feminism has been defeated.
Equality is a memory.
And abortion has been criminalized.
Three women find themselves on the wrong side of the law.
Kate, carrying the child of a sexual predator.
Grace, whose baby will be born with a fatal deformity.
And Cindee: abused, abandoned and pregnant.
Can these three very different women come together to fight an oppressive system and win their freedom?
Find out by reading Unborn, a chilling dystopia combined with a gripping legal thriller.
Author: Rachel McLean
Published: Today, February 21, 2020
Reviewed By: Jessica
Jessica’s Rating: 4 stars
Dates Read: February 2-11, 2020
Set in the not too distant future, women have lost their rights and all abortion is considered murder. If a woman suffers a miscarriage then she may possibly be charged with manslaughter if it is deemed as an abortion. And let’s not talk about what women are forced to do as a part of their sentencing for the ‘benefit’ of others…
In this chilling future in the United States, we find ourselves involved in the lives of three women whose differing circumstances eventually come together. You can’t help but like and also feel for all three women and the situations they are in: Kate, Grace, and Cindee.
Unborn is a thriller that also has a court element which was just as intriguing as the rest of the novel. It is a quick read that leaves you thinking about morality and legalities of this time. Unborn also helps you to be fearful that this could be the direction we may be heading in one day, but hopefully not as quickly as the time that this novel is set in.
About the Author:
My name’s Rachel McLean and I write thrillers that make you think.
What does that mean?
In short, I want my stories to make your pulse race and your brain tick.
Do you often get through a thriller at breakneck pace but are left with little sense of what the book was really about? Do you sometimes read literary fiction but just wish something would damn well happen?
My books aim to fill that gap.
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