April 19, 2017

Book Review : The Mother by Yvvette Edwards

Book: The Mother.
Author : Yvvette Edwards
No. of Pages: 400
Publisher: Pan Macmillan UK
ISBN-13: 978-1447294542
Price: 450 INR.

About the Book:

Today, Marcia is heading to the Old Bailey. She's going there to do something no mother should ever have to do: attend the trial of the boy accused of her son's murder.
She's not meant to be that woman; Ryan, her son, wasn't that kind of boy. But Tyson Manley is that kind of a boy and, as his trial unfolds, it becomes clear that Marcia's greatest hope for closure lies with Manley's girlfriend, Sweetie. But can Sweetie be trusted?
'Skilfully plotted and heart-wrenching' ~Stylist
'Thrilling, tense and poignant'~ Heat
'Wonderfully vivid and arresting' ~Scotsman
'A powerful book that will cut you to the quick' ~Sun

Book Review

From the moment I started reading this book, I was sure that I would be cherishing this book for a life time.  This book holds a really special place in my heart, the characters, the story; everything about this book is so much more than just a piece of fiction.

The book begins with Marcia delving in grief of losing her only son Ryan, Marcia is a strong and brave woman who wants justice for her dead son, who is killed by Tyson Manley. Her Courage to punish the murderer of her son leads her into attending the trial of Tyson Manley. Though she seeks support in her sister and police officer Nipa, as the trial proceeds she knows that it’s way more difficult to go through this than she had initially thought. With every page turned I was hooked to the story more than the previous page. The writing is brilliant, loved the unfolding of events and the different angles in which the same incident is provided by the witness of the murder. The motive of murder and the motive of the murderer for doing so and being in jail is itself a “Collateral Damage” as stated by the convicts mother.

The story is so much more than a mere trial of a juvenile boy and the unfolding of all the events in between the on-going trial are so written that I couldn’t keep the book down. This novel is written brilliantly and the story itself is devastating and heartwarming at the same time. 

After reading this novel I thanked my parents for the way I am raised and that too in such a safe environment, this actually made me Google some similar cases in which the novel is based and the results are heart breaking.

P.S:  This novel made me realize that I love reading courtroom dramas more than anything.

Thanks a lot to the publisher for providing me with the review copy.

Rating: 5/5 *

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