Blog Tour Review, The Guilty Mother

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The Guilty Mother
Sam Vickery

337 pages
Bookouture
published April 28, 2023

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About the book

I know something is wrong the moment the doorbell rings. The smile on my daughter’s face disappears as a police officer places handcuffs around my wrists, and my husband watches in horror as they march me out the door. I’m being arrested for murder… our neighbour is dead and I know why.

Lisa and Mike Grey have the perfect family. They live on a beautiful tree-lined street, behind an impeccably-cut lawn, raising two wonderful children. They never imagined being able to afford such a picturesque house, and as soon as they moved to Dragonfly Close, they felt totally at home.

But when their next-door neighbour Russell is killed, and Lisa is arrested for his murder, chaos takes over the once peaceful street.

How could a doting mother, and a dedicated housewife, do something so terrible?

She says she didn’t do it. But if Lisa didn’t kill Russell, why is she refusing to give her alibi to the police? Who is she trying to protect?

There are lies hidden behind each closed door. And more than one person knows what happened the night Russell died, but everyone watches from the safety of their homes as the police take Lisa away.

Someone on Dragonfly Close is getting away with murder… the question is who? And how far are they willing to go to keep their terrible secret safe?

Fans of Liane Moriarty, Nicole Trope and Linda Green will love this completely gripping page-turner, with a twist that will make your heart stop.

My Review

I was interested from the start.  Told in dual POVs of Lisa, the accused, and Victoria, the wife of the guy that was killed, the reader is left guessing what happened.  The prologue piqued my interest followed by the arrest in chapter one.  Since both Lisa and Vic seem to be so sure that Lisa is innocent while the police had enough evidence to arrest Lisa, I wondered who was reliable.  There are twists and turns throughout the book as everyone’s secrets come out.

I think you are better off not knowing much about this one before you read.  Go blindly on the journey the author has planned and know she always delivers a high drama book that will make you think about things.  I always enjoy her books and this one was no exception.  And I did not see that last twist coming.

Author Bio:

Sam Vickery is an English author who loves gritty, emotional stories that can make you sob. As a child, she was forever getting in trouble for being caught with her nose in a book, and these days are no different. She lives on the south coast of England with her husband, two children and a cat that thinks it’s a dog.  Visit Sam on Facebook.

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