Sunday, August 29, 2010

(130) Mothers & Other Liars by Amy Bourret

I was sadly disappointed in Mothers & Liars. I wasn't sure what to expect, but what I got was a predictable novel that was at some points completely over the top. And I was extremely irritated at the fact that this book was just over 200 pages, yet had over 100 chapters. Why?

Anyway, Ruby & her nine year old daughter, Lark are living in New Mexico when Ruby sees a tabloid newspaper article that is going to change their lives. See, Ruby did not give birth to Lark. She found her in a trashcan when she was just an infant. Rather than going to the police, Ruby decides to raise Lark as her own.

Lark is taken away from her & a trial ensues.

The whole story is a bit of a stretch, but you could suspend belief until it just goes over the top. More than once. I actually rolled my eyes. I did read the whole book, just because I really wanted to see how far the author would take things. I was left shaking my head after I finished the last page.

Read at your own risk.


Hooptee said...

Bummer, I was looking forward to this one. Guess I'll cross it off the list!

Charlotte's Web of Books said...

Sorry -- it was just not a book that I could recommend.

Kim said...

Dang, quite the honest review. But thank you for the heads up cause if I read a book with over a hundred chapters I would be quite irritated too!

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