Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Book Review - "Motherless"

Book Description from the publisher:

Guilt may be the most dangerous motive of all.

On a rainy night seventeen years after his wife's presumed suicide, Garrett Becker sees her walking down the street. A car accident snatches him away from this world before he can reach her.

Marina has spent her whole life mothering her brother, who suffers from an anxiety disorder. After their father's accident, they face losing their home-the only place Dylan's fears are held at bay.

Crushing debt is just one of their father's secrets. Old keepsakes lead Dylan to believe their mother is alive and lives nearby. Sara Rochester is a successful chocolatier who doesn't dwell on her past and never expected the resurrection of its ghosts. But after Dylan confronts her, Sara consents to parent the only way she knows how: with money, chocolate, and a gross deficit of experience.

Sara's hesitant presence divides Marina and Dylan. Marina doesn't believe that Sara is their mother. The woman's paper-thin lies suggest she might even be responsible for their mother's death. When Marina's suspicions spark an investigation, no one is prepared for the tragic truth or the powerful redemption that Marina's actions expose.

Narrated by a storyteller with more to lose than any other character, Motherless is a richly layered mystery about the power of perception-and deception-among people seeking forgiveness for irreversible sins.

About the Author

Erin Healy is the bestselling coauthor of Burn and Kiss (with Ted Dekker) and an award-winning editor for many bestselling authors. She is a member of ACFW and Academy of Christian Editors. Her novels include such thrilling stories as Never Let You Go, The Baker's Wife, Stranger Things, and Motherless. She and her family live in Colorado.

My Review:

"Motherless" is Erin Healy's latest novel and this is one not to miss out on if you are a fan of Erin's writing. This is a book that will completely captivate you from the beginning to the very end.  Erin dives right into the story and I felt as if I were a part of it.  Life can change in an instant as the Becker family knows and tragedy is a part of life.  However, situations can be perceived differently by different individuals and life as you know it is partly based on how it is perceived.  As the Becker children suffer another tragic event in their life, the past is brought back to the forefront and a mystery begins to unravel.  This is a suspenseful journey that will keep you reading late into the night as it will be difficult to stop until you read the very end of the story.

*Thanks to the BookLook Bloggers program for the complimentary copy of this book in exchange for a honest review.*

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