When I first read the description of Motherless by Erin Healy, I knew it was a book I just had to read right away, even though I've never read any of Erin Healy's books before and wasn't sure what to expect. The description reads:
"A whispering voice at the back of my mind reminds me that I've been this way for some time. Dead, that is.
The dead have a very broad view of the living, of actions performed out of sight, of thoughts believed to be private. I would know. Losing both parents is a trial no child should endure, and Marina and Dylan have endured enough. They deserve the one thing I could never give them: a mother's love.
A mother's love, and the truth.
My children have believed a lie about me for years and years. After all this time I can still feel their hurt in my heart. But the tether holding me to them is frayed from years of neglect . . . and I have to find a way to make my confession before it snaps.
But when the truth comes out, what other beasts will I unleash?
"Why do we lie to the children?" someone asked me once.
"To protect them," I answered.
How terrible it is that they need protection from me."
Wow - what an attention grabbing description! This book doesn't disappoint. It takes you on an unstoppable journey through the past and present, weaving together several stories seamlessly. The "voice" telling the story is unusual and inspired, and definitely grabbed my attention from the start. Erin takes you on a journey and has you believing certain things, then the ride twists and turns and everything shifts. It's difficult to review this book without giving away any spoilers, but suffice to say, this is a gripping, suspenseful book and I highly recommend it. Perfect for lovers of Christian suspense, mystery, fiction, etc. You won't want to miss this one. I can't wait to read Erin's other books now. Also, the cover is captivating and beautiful and really drew me in.
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