My Mother's Silence
Author: Lauren Westwood
Format: Kindle Edition
Release Date: November 11, 2019
Some things you can never escape. I should know. I’ve been running away for fifteen years, and now I’m right back where I started…
Skye Turner’s family fell apart the day her twin sister Ginny died. Everyone in their tiny community in the Scottish Highlands accepted it was an accident, but more than one person in town is haunted by a secret from that night...
Skye left after the funeral, believing her mother blamed her for Ginny’s death. Skye should have taken care of Ginny, should have been there to stop her falling from the cliffs that night. Over the years, she’s barely spoken to her mother, until the day she receives a phone call asking her to return home.
As soon as Skye arrives in her childhood home, she knows something isn’t right. Her mother has kept the bedroom she shared with her sister like a shrine, Ginny’s clothes and diaries gathering dust, as though her mother thinks Ginny might come back. And there are whispers in town that Ginny wasn’t alone when she died…
Skye is desperate to find out the truth, but her mother just wants her family back together. As Skye begins to unravel everyone’s lies, she realises the truth might tear her family apart for good…
My Mother’s Silence is a twisty and emotional novel about the bonds between mothers and daughters, and what happens when we hide things from those we love the most. Fans of Diane Chamberlain, Liane Moriarty and Kerry Fisher will be gripped.
What readers are saying about My Mother’s Silence:
‘Lauren Westwood has smashed it out of the park with a roaring whack!!... This book affected me in a lot of ways… I was left with a pain deep inside me, pain of the unshed tears for the mother and daughter who had lost so much but found each other. I could write pages, but I have to stop here with a tear rolling down my cheek.’ Book reviews by Shalini, 5 stars
‘5/5 stars, without a doubt!... I found myself lost in the moment turning page after page, loving every moment of pure intrigue… mesmerizing… I cannot recommend this book enough for anyone interested in emotional women's fiction; fans of Liane Moriarty and Sally Hepworth will surely enjoy it!’ Misty’s Corner Reviews, 5 stars
‘Read this book in one day... it definitely will bring your emotions to the top! I couldn’t wait to find out the plot… Loved the characters!!’ Goodreads reviewer
‘Beautiful and emotional… A powerful read that will stay with you after you’ve put the book down.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘This is a gripping, emotional and thought provoking page-turner that definitely stays with the reader long after finishing it… an intense emotional journey written with so much compassion and I highly recommend it.’ Goodreads reviewer
‘I loved this book… excellent writing style, wonderful characters and a terrific ending. Overall, a great read. Highly recommend.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Beautiful and real this book gripped me right from the beginning. It was a sad and sorry story but was also suspenseful at times.’ Goodreads reviewer
‘Stays with you long after the close of the book.