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  • Barbara Copperthwaite

‘Wonderful story-telling’ #Bookreview MOTHER @SELynesAuthor @Bookouture

‘Wonderful story-telling builds slowly to a crescendo’


Christopher would never hurt anyone. Not intentionally. Even after everything that’s happened I still believe that…

Christopher Harris is a lonely boy. A boy who has never fitted in to his family. Who has always felt something was missing from his life.

Until one day, when he discovers a suitcase in his family’s attic. Inside the suitcase is a letter. Inside the letter is a secret about his mother that changes everything.

What price would you pay for the perfect family?

Christopher finally has a chance at happiness. A happiness that he will do anything to protect…


With an opening scene that is full of action, fear, and tension, Mother then moves to a slower pace, transforming into a character-driven psychological thriller. And what characters! Each one is a clear individual, with their own fascinating little tics and tells. The author saves the best for the main character, though – Christopher is out of step with the world, and will stay with me for a long time. Is he misunderstood or creepy? Misfit or… TO READ IN FULL, CLICK HERE

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