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A Mother's Confession Audiobook

A Mother's Confession: A Heartbreaking Story with a Breathtaking Twist

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Publisher's Summary

Your husband took his own life. Tell the truth and destroy what is left of your family. Or keep a secret that will tear you apart. What would you do?

Olivia and David were the perfect couple with their whole lives in front of them. When beautiful baby daughter Zoe came along, their world seemed complete.

But now David is dead and Olivia's world is in pieces. While she is consumed with grief, her mother-in-law Ivy is also mourning the loss of her son. Both women are hiding secrets about the man they loved. Secrets that have put the family in danger.

Something was very wrong in Olivia and David's marriage. Can Olivia and Ivy break their silence and speak the truth? A mother should protect her child, whatever the cost, shouldn't she?

©2016 Kelly Rimmer (P)2016 Bookouture

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    Crooksonbooks Leicestershire 27/11/2016
    Crooksonbooks Leicestershire 27/11/2016 Member Since 2015

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    "A beautiful, yet heart breaking read"

    Words are difficult to express how I feel right at this moment. Such a beautifully written yet heart breaking read. A thought provoking book that touched my heart - silent tears rolled down my cheeks as I listened to the reality that was Olivia and Zoe's lives. A must read for every woman - a book that'll make you thankful for the lives we live, or a book that may just give you strength to live better lives for yourselves. Thank you so much @bookouture and Kelly Rimmer for this beautiful book.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Caroline Nelson 17/02/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Loved it"

    Very very gripping and a really book.
    I couldn't stop listening and then didn't want it to end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    laatkins WOKINGHAM, United Kingdom 01/02/2017
    laatkins WOKINGHAM, United Kingdom 01/02/2017 Member Since 2014

    I love family sagas, like discovering different authors and escaping in a story, prefer listening while I do all the boring chores!

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    "absolutely loved it!"

    brilliantly written, characters you grow to like, dislike and understand.
    excellent unexpected twist to the end of the story.
    Very insightful.
    so pleased that I chose to give an in known author a listen. will definitely be looking for more of her books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Snowdrop 27/01/2017
    Snowdrop 27/01/2017 Member Since 2014
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    "I loved this book."
    If you could sum up A Mother's Confession in three words, what would they be?

    Great story, moves along brilliantly.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Seb - the glue in the background that holds the story together.


    Which character – as performed by Brigid Lohrey – was your favourite?

    Olivia. Well read and she is the main character, I believe.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    If I had been able to. I spent far too long listening to it when I should have been sleeping!


    Any additional comments?

    The only comment I have is that I thought the intonation of the reader's voice when reading the character of Ivy was a little annoying. The Australian accent and the attempt at "posh" was irrating, but did not detract from the overall experience.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sue R. 19/01/2017
    Sue R. 19/01/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "There but for the grace........"

    Compelling story, well read.
    A lesson to us all
    Can't recommend it highly enough.
    One of the best books I have listened to.
    Brilliant!!

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    Marie Thorburn 10/01/2017
    Marie Thorburn 10/01/2017 Member Since 2012
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    "Unexpected"

    What an amazing story. Had me drawn in from the very beginning. I couldn't stop listening.

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  • Linda G. Strickland
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    27/12/16
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    "Wow! Just wow!"

    This book really hit home. I was involved in an abusive relationship, though no where as severe as this one. I could really relate to the struggles to try to make sense of a relationship that continued to go wrong regardless of what you did. I will listen to this one again, and probably again. Should I suspect someone is in an abusive relationship, I will give them this book. Excellent story and excellent narrator. Thanks, Audible!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Ray Chanley
    21/12/16
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    "Seeing what we want to see."

    Four stars for a book of surprises. And the biggest surprise is saved for the end of the book. My heart and soul ached while reading A Mother's Confession, realizing I know people who are so similar to each of the characters. I found that scary while fearing there were times I should have spoken up. Seems each main character had good and bad traits, and I found myself understanding why. I recommend this book for almost everyone.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Jf13
    11/02/17
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    "best audible book since girl on a train"

    I loved this book, the narration was beautiful! story was engrossing! with a twist I did not see coming. best book I've listened to.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • M. Ryder
    30/01/17
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    "Much Better Than Expected"

    This story and narration were excellent! Never imagined the twist at the end. Although the story did move a little slow, I really enjoyed Brigid Lohrey's performance of each character, and the story unfolded in a way that held my attention and interest. Also, was quite interesting to see the multiple ways that some of the characters used denial as a coping mechanism. The twists did not feel contrived and were well integrated into the story. Emotionally gripping. Sad story, yet shows hope for the future. Don't give up. Hang in there, because you won't be sorry.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Soddy Daisy, TN, United States
    14/01/17
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    "Ending I Never Saw Coming"

    The twist of the story surprised me. the narration at times was very whiney and annoying, but also very appropriate to the character being portrayed. I think the narration really contributed to a character in really did not like.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • James R Terry, II
    16/02/17
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    "Highly recommend this book"

    I reluctantly listened to this book. it was hard not getting angry at the wife for not leaving this relationship but the anger quickly turned to sympathy as the mother in laws character came out. I could not quit listening. Nobody knows the reasons why a person stays in an abusive relationship, or why a person becomes so abusive. Fear for her and everybody she loved was her reason and for good reason.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Antoinette Heitmann
    14/02/17
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    "You will never guess the end!"
    What made the experience of listening to A Mother's Confession the most enjoyable?

    I loved the Austrailian accents! The voices were great and you could tell all the characters from one another. The story is fantastic. Has to be told. I cried a lot. And DO NOT DRIVE while listening when you get to around chapters 34, 35 and 36. There is a part that will blow your mind and I had to pull off the road to calm myself down! I just loved the ending. It was a happier ending and I can't help but think, what happens to these characters next? I was really enthralled by the book. Excellent!


    What about Brigid Lohrey’s performance did you like?

    The voices were so good!


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I have to say toward the end around chapter 34 to 38 it was very moving!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • JK907
    Seattle, WA
    17/02/17
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    "Bittersweet and Complete, not too Heartbreaking"

    This story was not as bittersweet and heart-wrenching as its described - in a good way. Yes, the story was not as heart-wrenching as its described - in a good way, it was more bittersweet as a whole, definitely strong, important moments of heartbreak but with realistic resolution. Sentiments of this book: difficulty of marriage, domestic abuse, familial sacrifice, self-preservation, loss and deceit and if I had to rename the book I would call it, The Mother's Realization or The Mother's Reality. This story is a combination of the two books "Who We were Before" By Leach Mercer and “Behind Closed Doors” By B. A. Paris in terms of certain aspects such as central issues.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rikkita
    13/02/17
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    "Surprising Twist"

    I loved this story and the author did a brilliant job with the surprising twist. The narrator was nothing short of dynamic and an amazing reader and he ability to switch characters brought the book to life.

    This was my first book by this author and I definitely going to check out some of her other books. This book touched on so many lives for battered women and the people who turn a blind eye all for the sake of "appearance" and Kelly captured the realization of this very well.

    Great storyline and I loved Sab's character most of all!

    It is a "must read"!

    RYH from San Antonio, Texas

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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