Thank you Tracy for alerting me to the fact that this doesnt post yesterday, so sorry!
I am delighted to be on the blog tour for ‘The Mothers’ by Sarah J Naughton today, many thanks to the publisher and Tracy Fenton for the tour invite and ARC.
What does TWG think?
If you’re after a unique, highly strung thriller, then look no further!!
Five women, all with five very different lives…apart from the fact that they are all linked by being mothers. Each woman has a personality that will make you sit up and take notice, even if they are quite reserved like Bella is. Now, despite the topic of motherhood being the centre of attention in this book, there is the small issue of a missing husband….and now the police are involved.
I wasnt taken with the story at all at first – I found it a bit ‘err what?!’, and it took me a little while to truly sink my teeth into what was happening, and what was potentially about to happen.
Nonetheless, it didn’t take me too long for my original opinion to completely blow itself out of the water! My ‘err what?’ became a ‘what’s gonna happen now?!?!?!’, and I had become so invested in the drama of the ladies lives, as well as finding out the truth behind the disappearance of Bella’s husband.
To say I was completely shocked by the truth itself would be a lie, however I was very shocked by its delivery, so the fact I had had an inkling as to what happened prior before the author told us, was neither here nor there and I loved the way the entire storyline came to its natural conclusion. In other words, my brain didn’t ruin it for me in the slightest!
I loved the uniqueness of the storyline and the portrayal of each individual character in the book. I thought the back story for each person was very well thought out and highlighted several topics many readers may be able to relate to in one way or another. Okay my opinion was iffy at first, however I am delighted to say that I ended the book in awe of the writing and the attention to detail from the author.
An addictive, eyebrow, insightful and thrilling read – bloody loved it.