Title: The Mother
Author: T.M. Logan
Publisher: Zaffre – Bonnier Books
Framed for murder. Now she’s free . . .
A woman attends a funeral, standing in the shadows and watching in agony as her sons grieve. But she is unable to comfort them – or reveal her secret.
A decade earlier, Heather gets her children ready for bed and awaits the return of her husband Liam, little realising that this is the last night they will spend together as a family. Because tomorrow she will be accused of Liam’s murder.
Ten years ago Heather lost everything. Now she will stop at nothing to clear her name – and to get her children back…
This is my first book by T.M. Logan, having wanted to read his books for a while, and I’m very pleased with my choice. The Mother is fast-paced and gripping from the first page to the last. The premise is intriguing: Liam, a well-loved MP is murdered in his home. His wife, Heather, is arrested and imprisoned for his murder. We follow her as she is released 9 years later, having served half her sentence and still maintaining her innocence. Can she find out what really happened to clear her name and get her children back?
I raced through this book. It starts with a real bang – that first scene sets a real tone of mystery – and the tension is always high, with plenty happening to keep your attention focused. You’re never quite sure who you can trust, and the fact that his death might be linked to corruption higher up in the government raises the stakes further.
I really liked the characters in this book and enjoyed the twists as the novel continued. The Mother is a well-crafted domestic thriller which zips along at such a pace that it makes the story almost addictive reading – you may struggle to put this one down!
My rating: 4.75/5
Many thanks to the publisher, Zaffre Books, for providing a copy of this book on which I chose to write an honest review.