Babies getting accidentally switched at birth is the stuff of parental nightmares. And I understand (and certainly we’re told by medical staff featured in this book) that the likelihood of it happening nowadays is basically negligible. Almost non-existent. Nigh on impossible.
I usually shy away from historical fiction, although have made a few exceptions in recent times. I also find that I can cope with novels unfolding in two timeframes, commonly adopted in Kate Morton’s books for example.
The latest novel by Brisbane-based author Christine Wells offers readers dual timelines (so, the best of both worlds – appealing to historical fiction and contemporary fiction lovers alike). It’s the first book I’ve read by Wells and I very much enjoyed her characters and the plot unfolding in the ‘now’ as well as the detail included about the work of female spies and government agencies during the second world war.