Title: We Were Mothers
Author: Katie Sise
Publisher: Little A
Publication Date: October 1, 2018
Page Count: 311
My rating: 4 stars
About the book:
A brilliant, twisty novel about a missing woman, an unfaithful husband, and the dark secrets that will destroy two perfect families.
A scandalous revelation is about to devastate a picturesque town where the houses are immaculate and the neighborhoods are tightly knit. Devoted mother Cora O’Connell has found the journal of her friend Laurel’s daughter—a beautiful college student who lives next door—revealing an illicit encounter. Hours later, Laurel makes a shattering discovery of her own: her daughter has vanished without a trace. Over the course of one weekend, the crises of two close families are about to trigger a chain reaction that will expose a far more disturbing web of secrets. Now everything is at stake as they’re forced to confront the lies they have told in order to survive.
We Were Mothers by Katie Sise is really more of a domestic drama than anything. It’s one of those that I like to think of as popcorn books that you grab your popcorn and sit back and watch the drama unfold before your eyes as you read. This one really did deliver on the promised twists but a few of those may need to suspend disbelief a bit.
The story is told from the point of view of Cora, Sarah, Jade and Laurel. Cora is the young mother to two year old twins who finds her husband has cheated with the babysitter and Sarah is Cora’s mother. Jade is a good friend of the family who is considering adoption and Laurel is the mother of the teen that babysat for Cora’s family.
What we have in the book is different ways different generations handle things, struggles with life and love, abuse, lies and deception or dealing with loss among many other things. It’s a bit like reading a daytime soap opera but if you love a juicy drama then this one will probably be for you.
I received a copy from the publisher via NetGalley.
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About the author:
Katie Sise is a jewelry designer and television host. She is also the author of the young adult novels The Academy, The Pretty App, and The Boyfriend App, as well as the career guide Creative Girl. She lives with her family outside New York City. We Were Mothers is her first novel for adults. You can visit her online at http://www.katiesise.com.