Monday, October 21, 2013

Just What Kind of Mother Are You? by Paula Daly

2 Stars

Lisa is an average mother.  Working full-time at the local animal shelter to barely pay the bills while trying to raise three children and remain a decent wife.  A miscommunication has one of her best friends thinking her daughter is spending the night at Lisa’s house when in reality she has gone missing.  Lisa is now privately (and publicly) racked with guilt over being so caught up in her own life that she may have caused the end of someone else’s.  However, when the doors to the missing girl’s mystery start opening, all sorts of skeletons come flying out.

I hate reviewing books that are just okay.  If you’re looking for a mystery, this one is a new release by a first-time author.  It has a few twists and turns so it is classified correctly as a “thriller”.  On the other hand, I saw some of the twists coming and others I really didn’t care much about.  None of the characters are likeable and the story drags a bit.  Plus, the title and cover had me thinking it was a self-help book that had been filed in the wrong location until I read the book jacket.  In the end, it was just a “meh” for me.

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