The Mother

The Mother

A Novel

Book - 2016
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The unimaginable has happened to Marcia Williams. Her bright and beautiful sixteen-year-old son Ryan has been brutally murdered. Consumed by grief and rage, she must bridle her dark feelings and endure something no mother should ever have to experience: she must go to court for the trial of the killer - another teenage boy - accused of taking her son's life. A moving portrait of love, tragedy, and survival - and the aftershocks from a momentary act of cruel violence that transforms the lives of everyone it touches.
Publisher: New York, New York : Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, ©2016.
ISBN: 9780062440778
Characteristics: 240 pages ;,22 cm.


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Oct 29, 2017

A short, dreary novel. Two stars seems too generous, but one star seems cruel. The story is well-written and features some memorable passages, but the story overall is forgettable. The ending is contrived and made me mad.

LPL_KateG May 23, 2016

This is an emotional and compelling story. Edwards puts you right into the mind of Marcia, the mother of a teenage boy who was violently murdered by a schoolmate. With sparse but impactful language, it kept me up turning the pages long into the night.

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