Friday, May 17, 2013

What a Mother Knows by Leslie Lehr

About the Book

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.

My Thoughts

This book gripped me within the first chapter. As a mother myself I could not fathom losing my memory and finding out that my daughter was missing--and everyone kept it a secret from me. The very people that Michelle trusted were the ones keeping the secrets away from her and the one question that I asked myself was would I be able to forgive them if I was in her shoes?

A gripping read from beginning to end, this is a perfect book to read into the night during the summer months ahead. I give it 4 out of 5 stars--and hope that you will become as engrossed as I was!

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About the Author

Prizewinning author and screenwriter whose new novel What A Mother Knows, is a literary thriller perfect for book clubs. Her previous novels are 66 Laps and Wife Goes On. She has written four nonfiction books, the film for "Heartless" and "Club Divorce" for Lifetime. Her essays are featured in The Honeymoon's Over, Becoming Fearless, and Mommy Wars, for which she was lauded on the Today Show. Read her work on Huffpost as well as her on her blog at where yo can find fun interactive maps and book club ideas. Say hello or on twitter @leslielehr1.

I received an advance ePub from NetGalley. All opinions expressed above are my own and no other compensation was given. A huge thank you to all that gave me the opportunity to read this book.