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Mother Audiobook

Mother

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Publisher's Summary

Christopher would never hurt anyone. Not intentionally. Even after everything that’s happened, I still believe that....

Christopher Harris is a lonely boy. A boy who has never fit into his family. Who has always felt something was missing from his life. Until one day, when he discovers a suitcase in his family’s attic, and a secret about his mother that changes everything.... 

Mother will leave you reeling and hold you breathless until the very last minute. Perfect for fans of The Girl on the Train, The Sister, and Apple Tree Yard.

"An intelligent psychological drama with a gasp-making twist." (Good Housekeeping)

"Up there with the big hitters. Move over Gone Girl you’ve got company on the top shelf." (Read & Rated Book Reviews)

"Breathlessly exciting." (Linda’s Book Bag)

"A sinister, deliciously wicked foray into the dark recesses of our personality. Lynes is a promising addition to the prolific list of stellar writers of psychological thrillers which includes Gillian Flynn, S J Watson, Louise Doughty, Elizabeth Haynes et al." (NB Magazine)

"Sent chills down my spine... completely enticing." (Damp Pebbles)

"Oozes with atmospheric tones, vivid descriptions and pure, haunting emotions." (Reviewed the Book)

"S.E. Lynes has raised the bar when it comes to phenomenal story telling." (Between Dreams I Read)

©2017 S.E. Lynes (P)2017 Bookouture

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    Mrs. J. M. Benjamin-potts 13/12/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "Mother "

    Wow! This may just be the best story I’ve ever listened to. I can’t wait to read more from this author

    9 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Richard 08/01/2018
    Richard 08/01/2018 Member Since 2009
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    "A page turner "

    A very good read , kept my interest to the end , an end I didn't foresee !
    Thoroughly enjoyable . Would definitely recommend .

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    flc 08/01/2018
    flc 08/01/2018 Member Since 2016
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    "Worth buying. "

    Excellent narration and a really good story with little twists right at the end. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Iscalady 02/01/2018
    Iscalady 02/01/2018 Member Since 2017
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    "Great story, gripping till the end"

    Excellent story, sad but believable. The narration was excellent too. I was totally immersed in this book from start to finish. Will be looking for more from this author.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jenny 27/12/2017
    Jenny 27/12/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Not my type of book"

    This book was ok. I didn't return it but I would not recommend it. I found it opposing and boring really. I didn't like the main character Chris so I never really cared about his story. The narrator did a good job on this very mundane book.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Emma richards 26/01/2018
    Emma richards 26/01/2018 Member Since 2017
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    "Outstanding"

    I started this book and nearly stopped because I thought it was a bit slow the characters bland but that is what the author wanted to create- draw you in get to know them. However I am glad I felt compelled to carry on because this book kept twisting and turning. I hope other readers enjoy it as much as I did.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    robert 30/12/2017
    robert 30/12/2017
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    "Disappointed"

    Felt very disappointed with the overall story. It intrigued initially but became boring, not helped by substandard narration.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Chrissie 28/12/2017
    Chrissie 28/12/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Excellent."

    I nearly gave up at the slow start but so glad I hadn’t. Love psychological thrillers, you’ll love this one .!!!!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Chrissie 15/02/2018
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    "Interesting subject, but that is where it stops! "

    An interesting subject choice, exploring adoption and the search for identity and family, and sadistic murder, marred by a hackneyed writing style and monotonous narration.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mrs. R. Martinl UK 12/02/2018
    Mrs. R. Martinl UK 12/02/2018 Member Since 2016
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    "Weird"
    Would you try another book written by S. E. Lynes or narrated by Tamsin Kennard?

    Probably not


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    I'd have preferred a better ending


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    She was OK, not great but OK


    Was Mother worth the listening time?

    Not really


    Any additional comments?

    I just felt empty after listening to this book, beyond belief.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Michelle T. Crippen
    05/12/17
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    "Waiting for all the “exciting” twists"

    This book was okay but not as heart thumping and wildly exciting as so many people thought. Ben was brought Into the story abruptly and I quickly figured out why even though he does not mention again until later.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Barbara Kosky
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    12/02/18
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    "barbataann203"

    loved it..could not wait to get in car and hear more... would stop get coffee and sit in car to hear a chapter or 2...very well written and read....

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • J. Bailor
    14/12/17
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    "Mother"

    I t was very confusing. I started it over a couple of times thinking i missed something. I wasn't real happy about the ending either.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Debbie De
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    06/01/18
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    "This was a mother here and over here"

    All I can say is what tangled weave of a novel this was... and The End....?????

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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