Monday, January 30, 2017

Review 'Blind' by Cath Weeks Ridley, resourceful, optimistic, has just had her first child. It's what she and her husband, Dylan, have always wished for. 

However, Charlie is blind.

For the first time in her adult life Twyla feels truly tested. She cherishes her son, showering him with love and boundless affection, but there's a part of her that aches for him to see. So Twyla throws herself into motherhood with a very private agenda, because maybe, if she strives hard enough, she'll be able to find a way to fix him. 

But is it a risk worth taking? 

Blind is about how hard we battle for our children and how blind we can be to the secrets of those closest to us. It's a story that delves into the very heart of our dangerous yearning for perfection.

The Facts:

Publication Date:
January 12th, 2017
Mystery, Thriller
eBook, Paperback, Audio
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My Review:

I was browsing through Netgalley a little while back when my eye caught the cover of ‘Blind’. This cover just really grabbed my attention and when I read the book description I decided to request this book. I was super excited when I read I was offered the opportunity to read this book and I started reading as fast as I could. 

In ‘Blind’ we meet married couple Twyla and Dylan Ridley. There wish has come true when they’re baby boy Charlie is born. But what they couldn’t have known is that Charlie is blind. Although they’re happy with Charlie being healthy, him being blind is very hard on the young parents. The house will have to be made safe for a young blind boy and his life will be different than other children his age.
Twyla is determined to find a way to help her son. But when she finally finds something that gives her hope Charlie will be able to see someday, everything changes. 

Let me start this review by saying I didn’t really know what genre this book was. When I read the book description I expected this book to be a thriller, but I didn’t really know for sure. Throughout reading ‘Blind’ I kept wondering which way the story would go. Which made me want to keep on reading until I got some answers. And honestly, now I’ve read the book I still don’t really know which genre fits this book. The book was interesting, but somehow I just didn’t really get it.

The characters Twyla and Dylan seemed to be a good married couple. But just like with most stories, they had many secrets for one another. In the end I just didn’t really get their relationship.
Especially in the beginning of ‘Blind’ I also didn’t really get Twyla. She seemed to be sad a lot of the time because Charlie was blind. Which is off course not something you’d want for your child, but is it really so bad as she thought it was?  I kept wondering what I would have done, and I just think she overreacted a little. But maybe that is the nurse in me talking. 

Overall I did enjoy this read, but it left me with a lot of questions. I just didn’t really get the characters, and I also didn’t really like them. In the end I really feel like I missed something.

My Rating:

About the Author:

Cath Weeks has been writing since she was a child, having won a national writing competition aged nineteen which spurred her on. She lives in Bath with her husband and two sons.

Blind is Cath's first published novel.

For more information about Cath Weeks please visit her on Twitter and Facebook.

I received this book from the Little, Brown Book Group in exchange for my honest review.


  1. Hmm, my first thought when I read the blurb was that it seemed insulting to blind people and that her son isn't something that needs to be "fixed." So I get what you're saying about how yeah, you wouldn't want your child to be born blind since it would make life more difficult, but it does seem like she overreacted. And the secrets in the marriage sound like something that would bother me too :-/ I don't think this would be a book for me, but great review!

    1. Yes, I definitely felt like she was overreacting so I just couldn't really connect with the main character. And I still don't really get in which genre this book really belongs. A little strange really.. LOL!
      Thanks for stopping by! ;)

  2. Hmm, it almost sounds like a women's fiction novel but even I am not sure. I am glad that despite the confusion you enjoyed it.

    1. I definitely enjoyed this book. But it's really confusing to not really know what genre to put this book at. And I love that cover :)


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