Friday, 12 March 2021

Mother by Laura Jarratt | Blog Tour Review

[AD/Gifted - I received a copy of this book in order to take part in this blog tour. All thoughts and opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links.]

Mother by Laura Jarratt - 4/5
Blurb: 
Two Girls. One Chance.

When Lizzie's car crashes with her two daughters inside, she faces a terrible choice. And when she recovers from her injuries, she has to deal with the impact of that tragedy as well as the police investigation into it.

As Lizzie and her family struggle to come to terms with the events of that night, things take an even darker turn. Just what did happen on that remote country road? Who is responsible? And can the family get through this together...Or will the truth finally tear them apart?

Review:
This is totally gripping.

Lizzie is a 45-year-old family law barrister and is married to Dan, who is a criminal law barrister. They have two children, Portia their moody teenager and 7-year-old "ray of sunshine" adopted daughter Becca.

After taking the children on a trip away to the Scottish Borders whilst Dan has to work, she has an accident and her car plunges into a lake. She is faced with the horrible realisation that she will not be able to save both children so she must choose.

As a mother of two children myself, I cannot comprehend being in that situation and it is very heartbreaking and thought provoking. The accident is written brilliantly and we don't find out which child has survived until further into the story.

The police look at Lizzie and question her as they think she has fallen asleep at the wheel but she cannot remember a thing. Both Lizzie and Dan have jobs in which they can make enemies easily. Was it someone else's fault?

This book really focuses on the heartbreaking reality of losing a child and the unbearable guilt of believing that it was your fault. It explores their relationships with each other and how the death affects Lizzie, Dan and the surviving child and their mentalities are described wonderfully.

I was completely gripped the whole way through and honestly did not know what was coming next. I feel like as soon as I got over one shock, I got another. 

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A massive thank you to Tracy at Compulsive Readers for organising the blog tour. You can find information about the other bloggers that are taking part in this tour in the graphic below.


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