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Unborn by Rachel McLean

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She killed her unborn child. The punishment will fit the crime.

America, 2026.
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?


Wow!  This is a frightening dystopian story about the future of women’s rights and abortion.  Miscarriages don’t exist anymore. Women are fired from the workforce for being pregnant. Women inmates can be examined alone by a doctor and are forced to have their eggs harvested during their sentence. 

Three women inmates from very different backgrounds accused of killing or trying to kill a life are trying to survive in a society gone rogue. Kate, a criminal attorney, aborted the baby of a sexual predator; Grace, a teacher with three children, miscarried a baby that had a deformity, and Cindee, 16 years old, was sexually abused, pregnant, and is in prison for a failed attempt with pills.  

Unborn is a dark and extremely emotional tale that is a disturbing eye-opener for what could be, especially in these political times.  Ms. McLean does an incredible job of taking a controversial topic and presenting realistic situations with characters who are brought together in troubling times and become stronger in the end.

This book is more like a horror story than a thriller, but no matter what the genre is, it is a fast-paced and intense read that will leave you breathless. Recommend highly!

Thank you to Ms. McLean for giving me the opportunity to read this book with no expectation of a positive review.



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rachel mcleanMy 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 a 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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