Thursday, March 27, 2014

Book Review: What a Mother Knows by Leslie Lehr

An unsettling, emotional and suspenseful novel of the unshakable bonds of motherhood, in which Michelle Mason not only loses her memory after a deadly car crash, but can't find her 16-year-old daughter, the one person who may know what happened that day. But the deeper Michelle digs, the more she questions the innocence of everyone, even herself. A dramatic portrayal of the fragile skin of memory, What a Mother Knows is about finding the truth that can set love free.

 The story has an interesting if not unique premise.  People waking up from a long coma with memory loss is a well used plot, so an author needs to have some uncommon twists and great characters to capture the readers.  Unfortunately, this book didn't have either.  The main character, Michelle, wasn't very likeable, although she was pitiable.  Her husband was overly annoying.  Michelle's search for her daughter was kind of interesting, but things didn't make sense or totally add up to the ending.  The book did show the strength and endurance of a mother's love, which is always something to praise.

 I give this book 3 Bookworms.

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