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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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    karen 2000 UK 31/03/2017
    karen 2000 UK 31/03/2017 Member Since 2017

    Avid reader from Bournemouth

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    "Not what i expected...."

    Read the other reviews and thought I'd give it a go. Ploughed through, not really seeing why the raves reviews, BUT then i got it and some. What a book. I was planning to go out this morning but still too upset and moved to leave the house. Brilliantly performed and a horribly tragic story. Just use your credit. Go on. And brace yourself.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    happy loon 12/04/2017
    happy loon 12/04/2017 Member Since 2013
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    "Stay with it, especially if you've suffered abuse"

    I chose this because I've read her other books and I know she looks deeply and knowledgeably into the subject, plus I've suffered abuse and studied it myself.
    I agree with other reviews, it does feel like it drones on a bit, but stay with it, all the detail is necessary , it's a cracking story.

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    Pam 07/04/2017
    Pam 07/04/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "worth a listen"

    took a while to get used to the narrator but once you get used to her the story itself is very good

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    penny reeve 06/04/2017
    penny reeve 06/04/2017 Member Since 2014
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    "A great read"

    A very well paced read with a tragic twist revealed near the end. I was sad to finish it.

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    gill 24/03/2017
    gill 24/03/2017
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    "I did finish it, but it was an ordeal..."

    I'm surprised that other readers found the much heralded twist a surprise - there were enough clues! I think this,would have made a good story if it was about half as long - far too.laboured for me.



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    George 23/03/2017
    George 23/03/2017 Member Since 2013
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    "good story loved the twist"

    great storyline with an unexpected twist, leaves you thinking what would i do and how would i cope. only bad point is the narrator's voice

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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.

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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.

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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.

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  • 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.

    7 of 7 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.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Marianne
    31/03/17
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    "Warning!!"

    Do NOT read the review titled "A Mother and/or Woman's Worst Nightmare"!!! She gives away the whole book, and even the twist at the end!!

    That being said, I loved this book!! Loved, Loved Loved!!! I fell in love with some characters, and absolutely despised others! keeps you guessing!

    3 of 3 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.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • 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!

    6 of 7 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
  • Amazon Customer
    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.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • RENEE ROSSI
    04/05/17
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    "Great listen!"
    Would you listen to A Mother's Confession again? Why?

    I am not sure I would listen again, but I definitely liked this book a lot.


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

    I love books that jump from past to present. This book achieved that seamlessly. I loved how it built the story of David and and his mother's bond, their incredibly unhealthy bond. I also loved the twist in the story. Wonderful listen!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Debbie Pearce
    04/05/17
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    "Great story "

    Great story but the narrator was horrible. Had to force myself to continue listening. After the first few chapters the book grips you so you want to get to the end. But, the narrator is almost unbearable.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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