Book Review: Mother by Tamara Thorne & Alistair Cross

Release Date: April 9, 2016
Publisher: Glass Apple Press
Format: Kindle
Pages: 538 pages
Genre: Mystery, Fiction, Thriller
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A Girl’s Worst Nightmare is Her Mother ...
Priscilla Martin. She’s the diva of Morning Glory Circle and a driving force in the quaint California town of Snapdragon. Overseer of garage sales and neighborhood Christmas decorations, she is widely admired. But few people know the real woman behind the perfectly coiffed hair and Opium perfume.

Family is Forever. And Ever and Ever ...
No one escapes Prissy’s watchful eye. No one that is, except her son, who committed suicide many years ago, and her daughter, Claire, who left home more than a decade past and hasn’t spoken to her since. But now, Priscilla’s daughter and son-in-law have fallen on hard times. Expecting their first child, the couple is forced to move back … And Prissy is there to welcome them home with open arms … and to reclaim her broken family.

The Past Isn’t Always as Bad as You Remember.
Sometimes it’s Worse ...
Claire has terrible memories of her mother, but now it seems Priscilla has mended her ways. When a cache of vile family secrets is uncovered, Claire struggles to determine fact from fiction, and her husband, Jason, begins to wonder who the monster really is. Lives are in danger - and Claire and Jason must face a horrifying truth … a truth that may destroy them … and will forever change their definition of “Mother.” 


I have never loathed a character more than I did Prissy Martin.  She is creepy, invasive, mentally unstable and a bully.  The authors in their guest post wrote that the story has elements of Misery by Stephen King and I can totally see that.

I was on the edge of my seat through this book wanting to throttle Prissy Martin and wanting to scream at some of the other characters.  How one woman could wield so much control over so many is baffling but when you take a step back is actually very possible.

Mother is a fast paced thrill ride that makes you believe that Claire may be taking her mothers intentions in the wrong context but as the story progresses you see that it is much worse than you could possibly believe.  I caution those of you who are sensitive there are some graphic scenes of murder and child abuse but they fit the story and don't seem to just be thrown in there for shock value.

Great creepy read. You will want to call your mother afterwards and let her know you appreciate all she has done for you because very few are as bad as Prissy Martin and if they are they should be behind bars.

Disclaimer: I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.