by Ann Troup
THE BLURB: Every family has its secrets…
From the author of The Lost Child, and The Forgotten Room. Perfect for fans of The Secret Mother and Linda Green.
Two dead bodies. A lifetime of secrets.
When Rachel Porter’s estranged mother dies, she returns to her family home filled with dread about having to face her past, and the people who populated it.
Little does she know that there are dead bodies waiting to be discovered, and a lifetime of secrets are about to untangle.
Secrets kept by her mother, the liar.
MY THOUGHTS: I loved the cover of My Mother the Liar by Ann Troup, and the premise of the story. Unfortunately, that was all. I abandoned this book at the 37% mark, finally unable to force, bribe or cajole myself to read one more page.
I didn’t like the writing style. It was ‘heavy handed’ and riddled with cliches. Repetitive. Disjointed. I, personally, don’t like to be ‘told’ what is happening. I want to feel like I am right there, in the midst of it all, the fly on the wall. I certainly didn’t have that experience here.
I don’t like to dnf books, because I appreciate all the effort, the emotion, the sacrifice that goes into writing one. But My Mother the Liar defeated me.
Just becauseI didn’t enjoy this book, doesn’t mean that you won’t. If you enjoyed the excerpt and like the sound of the blurb, please go ahead and get a copy to read. You may well be one of the many who love My Mother the Liar. It just wasn’t for me.
Thank you to HQ Digital via Netgalley for providing a digital copy of My Mother the Liar by Ann Troup for review. All opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own personal opinions.
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