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A Mother Never Lies by Sarah Clarke

In my opinion...

An intriguing story that kept me guessing whilst having an underlying sense of unease- why exactly had this mother lost her son?

The first part of the novel felt slower, scene setting with many flash backs, but through it I felt that I got to know the characters well- particularly Phoebe, who was credible, if rather irritating at times!

As the novel moved on, pace increased, with shock after shock revealed. To my mind, not a thriller, but full of suspense. The narrative moves seamlessly from present day to fourteen years earlier, told from Phoebe and Ben's viewpoints.

An impressive debut novel, my personal reservation was just about the ending, which after the detailed scene setting felt a little rapid to me.

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I had the perfect life – a nice house, a loving husband, a beautiful little boy.

But in one devastating night, they were all ripped from me.

It's been fourteen years, and I’m finally ready to face the past.

I’m taking my son back.

He just can’t know who I am…or why we were torn apart.

My rating...

An uncomfortable four glasses

Thank you HQDigital for inviting me on this Blog Tour


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