Mother May I

Mother May I

A Novel

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"Growing up poor in rural Georgia, Bree Cabbat's single mother warned her that the world was a dark and scary place. Bree rejected her mother's fearful outlook, and life has proved her right. Marrying into a family with wealth, power, and connections, Bree has all a woman could ever dream: a loving lawyer husband, two talented young teenage daughters, a new baby boy, a gorgeous home, and every opportunity in the world - until the day Bree awakens and sees a witch peering into her bedroom window, an old gray-haired woman all dressed in black who vanishes as quickly as she appears."-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2021]
Copyright Date: ©2021
ISBN: 9780062855343
Branch Call Number: JACKSON
Characteristics: 324 pages ; 24 cm

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Apr 20, 2021

What would you do to save your child?

Bree Cabbat has created a wonderful life. Her marriage is passionate, the relationship with her teen/tween daughters is strong, and she adores her infant son. When her child disappears, she’s terrified and willing to do anything to get him back ... but is she?

Mother May I confirms Joshilyn Jackson’s skills as an author of suspense as well as women’s fiction. The tension in this plot begins early and is maintained throughout - some twists and turns definitely surprised me. The joys and hardships of motherhood are explored from several points of view.

The audiobook is read by the author; as a professional narrator, her delivery is excellent, but her voice is so distinctive, most of the female characters sound exactly the same.

Trigger warnings: Kidnapping, child abuse, substance abuse, rape, suicide

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booknrrd
Apr 06, 2021

Bree Cabbat's perfect life is upended when her infant son is kidnapped while she is watching her daughter's play practice. The kidnapper warns her not to involve the police, and Bree quickly finds herself in over her head when she follows their demands and find that they want more.

Like most suspense novels, the plot strains credulity at times, but overall it was an enjoyable reading experience that kept me reading to find out what happened next.

DCLadults Apr 06, 2021

A New & Noteworthy Fiction staff pick. Will a woman commit murder to save her kidnapped baby? Another chilling thriller by Jackson that will have you trying to figure out this tangled web, where a woman who thought she had everything may just lose it all.

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gogoali
Mar 07, 2021

Please purchase in multiple ebooks!

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