Friday, November 8, 2019

A Mother's Confession

Book: A Mother's Confession
Author: Kelly Rimmer

Olivia and David were the perfect couple with their whole lives in front of them. When beautiful baby daughter Zoe came along, their world seemed complete.

But now David is dead and Olivia’s world is in pieces. While she is consumed with grief, her mother-in-law Ivy is also mourning the loss of her son. Both women are hiding secrets about the man they loved. Secrets that have put the family in danger.

Something was very wrong in Olivia and David’s marriage. Can Olivia and Ivy break their silence and speak the truth? A mother should protect her child, whatever the cost…shouldn’t she?-Goodreads

Review: A Mothers Confession is a sad tale of domestic abuse, told in alternating narratives between Olivia, the wife and Ivy, the abuser's mother. Rimmer crafts a sad story that had me turning the pages. My only issue with this book is that Ivy seemed too one-sided. I had a hard time believing mother's can be that blind to their children. Although I do see mother's excusing poor behavior in elementary school so perhaps it is closer to the mark than one wants to think. 

Grade: 4/5

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