- File Size: 3224 KB
- Print Length: 464 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1533074399
- Publisher: Glass Apple Press; 1 edition (April 9, 2016)
- Publication Date: April 9, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01E1X1U6Y
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #724,442 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The story, in a nutshell, is that Prissy Martin is a martinet (see what I did there?), ruling her cul-de-sac ("not "the sac") with an iron fist. She clearly considers herself queen of the neighborhood and her parish, and owner of her family members. Her eldest child, Timothy suffered the most from that obsession. Younger child Claire has had a setback (a very reasonable one - sometimes these contrivances to get a character into a bad place are awfully ham-handed) and she and her husband have to move to Mother's garage apartment in Snapdragon, CA. Claire is pregnant and has no interest in being in her mother's presence for longer than necessary. Prissy has other ideas; bad ones. She always has...
This book reminded me a bit of Die! Die! My Darling! (Tallulah Bankhead's last film) with its 70's noir vibe. Young woman in peril, crazy older woman, male love interest being smoke-screened by the harridan. Only in Mother, Claire is also being gas-lighted and made to appear out of touch with reality.
Tamara Thorne and Alistair Cross have found complementary wordsmiths in each other. You can always count on them for a good story, artfully told. They should be in hard-back if there were any justice :)
I would love to see a sequel. Thanks for a terrific story, I was glued & terrified with bad dreams last night!
It took just a little bit for the action and suspense to build with this book, but once it did I couldn't put the book down. Mother is ABSOLUTELY a horrible, horrible human being. Evil to her core. This book played into some of my deeper fears so well that I may have to sleep with a light on at night.
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Good characters and terrific story.