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12 October 2013

2013 Book Review #30: What a Mother Knows

I wanted to like this book.  I really did...because it had some good reviews on the back and the cover caught my eye at the library.

BUT.... about half way through the story, I just got too bogged down and irritated with the plot line.

Plus, I predicted where it was going and it just didn't grab my interest after the first few chapters.  I put it down for a couple days and picked it up again last evening...and then just skimmed through it to see if my prediction was correct. It was.......and I was depressed reading about the inadequacies of this mother and her marriage. I just could NOT get into this book.


Michelle Mason was in a bad car accident.  A young man was killed in her car.  She can't remember anything about that day.  She is now out of the coma after 18 months and has learned that her teenage daughter is missing.  And that she is being held responsible for the young man's death.

Michelle has a rocky marriage and now disturbing flashbacks are coming to her.  But she begins to search for her missing daughter.  Nikki, her daughter, might be the only one who really knows what happened the day of the accident.  Michelle begins to dig deep for clues and learns that the people who are the closest to her, might not be so innocent.  Her search will bring her to a shocking revelation and she must face the biggest challenge of her life.


I've described them in my opening paragraph.....and although the book sounded good from reading the summary, the story just didn't move fast enough for me. I found the husband and wife, always at odds with each other, to be stilted and annoying.  I didn't even like the setting (Hollywood) and did NOT like the underlying themes of teenage rebellion, drugs and s*x. Not to mention the lack of the husband's truthfulness and leadership in his family. 

The main theme of the book is supposed to be about finding the truth that sets love free.

The book centers around drug addictions and shaky marriages.  I was not a fan of this book.

In my opinion, this book is appropriate for ages 17 and older.

On a scale of 1-10, with 10 being the highest, I rate this a 4.

1 comment:

Susanne said...

It doesn't sound like one I would really like either. Thanks for the heads up.