Friday, January 2, 2015

Motherless Book Review

Book Review of Motherless
by Erin Healy

REVIEW BY: L. Bankhead

      I chose to read this book because I really enjoyed Afloat by the same author, Erin Healy.  She delivered again with Motherless.  This book is written from the vantage point of a dead parent (I will not share which) watching the lies they left behind unravel in front of their children.  Secrets from the past will find their way back to the people they are kept from.  During the course of this long novel, the finger will be pointed to blame all of the characters at one time of the other.  You really will be shocked in the end to find out who is at fault for the children growing up motherless, and how people will hold the blame for things for years that they never  did.  Healy stepped the premise of this book up, when writing from the view point of the dead, watching the world go by.  I think it's a daring and challenging way to write a book, and Healy doesn't disappoint.  Also, Healy does an excellent job with character development, and brings the past and present to the forefront on each character.  I would recommend this book to adult men and women 16 years old and up. 

(I received this book free from BookLook Bloggers as a request to review this book. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.") 

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