Monday, September 23, 2013

Book Review - Mother, Mother: A Novel by Koren Zailckas

Mother, Mother: A Novel

Mother, Mother: A Novel by Koren Zailckas

Who is telling the truth? The book alternated between siblings Violet and Will, after their oldest sister Rose went missing.

I quite enjoyed this novel, though perhaps "enjoy" is the wrong word to use for this psychological suspense. The characters were quite well developed, and it was a page turner. The chilling part is that there are probably people like so in real life...

The ending was a bit anti-climatic for me though, only because I semi-guessed what happened so it wasn't quite as WOW as it'd have been.

I like the front cover - though I think I kinda like the ARC cover I received a bit more:

4 Stars. Don't forgot to check out other TLC stops to see what other bloggers think! Another blogger posted about 5 things you didn't know about this book , and #2 on the list, regarding the title of the book, was especially interesting! And I think the ARC design cover fitted the title perfectly! It contain some spoilers though, so don't read if you haven't read this book yet :)

Koren Zailckas’ TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:

Monday, September 16th:  Peeking Between the Pages
Tuesday, September 17th:  Books a la Mode
Wednesday, September 18th:  River City Reading
Thursday, September 19th:  Between the Covers
Monday, September 23rd:  Mental Foodie
Tuesday, September 24th:  Books a la Mode - guest post/giveaway
Wednesday, September 25th:  Fiction Addict
Thursday, September 26th:  The Best Books Ever
Monday, September 30th:  Tiffany’s Bookshelf
Tuesday, October 1st:  From the TBR Pile
Wednesday, October 2nd:  Sara’s Organized Chaos
Thursday, October 3rd:   Luxury Reading
Friday, October 4th:  Sweet Southern Home
Monday, October 7th:  A Bookish Way of Life
Tuesday, October 8th:  WV Stitcher
Wednesday, October 9th:  5 Minutes for Books
Thursday, October 10th:  Overflowing Bookshelves
Monday, October 14th:  50 Books Project 

Note - A ARC was given as part of the tour, in exchange for an unbiased review.

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  1. I've been curious about this ever since I saw it somewhere. It sounds pretty chilling and engrossing. I'm going to see if I can get my hands on it.

    1. Yeah it's pretty engaging! I wish I hadn't guessed the ending though. But definitely give it a try!

  2. "enjoy" is always an odd word to use when describing a book like this, but I still find myself doing it all the time. :)

    Thanks for being on the tour.

    1. Yeah I know what you mean... I guess when I said "enjoy" it just really means it was a good, engaging reading experience you know? The last thing I want to feel when I read is bored or frustrated.

  3. Ooh, this looks like something I'll have to check out. I'll probably not guess the end so maybe it'll have more of a wow factor for me :)

    1. Would love to hear what you think if you read it! I think having read too many murder/mystery books made me guess twists out of habits.