The Unusual Abduction of Avery Conifer by Ilsa Evans – Our Review
Written in a funny and quirky manner The Unusual Abduction of Avery Conifer is a poignant portrait of family, the pervasive, toxic and manipulative behaviour that can occur in co-parenting relationships and the people in the inner circle that enable or disarm it.
Avery is a beautiful little four-year-old, who has two loving Grandmothers who just adore and dot on her… but their affinity ends there, the two women absolutely despise each other. Beth’s daughter Cleo and Shirley’s son Daniel used to be married but things have turned toxic and now Cleo is serving a short term of imprisonment for violating a restraining order protecting Daniel. Daniel has sole custody of gorgeous Avery, but when Shirley’s suspects that her son is hurting Avery, she enlists the help of Beth to abduct the little girl and protect her from any further harm.
Joined along the way by Shirley’s eighty-nine-year-old mother, and Beth’s beloved sausage dog things are quite the sight. But things are not rosy, and the mission is fraught with drama as the two women who cannot stand one another come together for the greater good.
Can their shared loved of Avery bring them together and will Shirley be able to see her son as the perpetrator that he is?
Review by Lydia @ Great Escape Books