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Publisher's Summary

Christine Morris has been sent to Edinburgh to attend a conference on the latest in police methodology. There she is tracked down by the Northern Constabulary, Stornoway, Outer Hebrides, who inform her that her estranged mother has been involved in a vehicular homicide and has gone missing.

Reluctantly, Christine agrees to fly up to Stornoway, where her mother was last seen. Her arrival is followed by the suspicious death of one of the islanders. What unfolds is a deepening involvement in the life of the community, an unexpected reconnection with her mother, and a nefarious plot against one of the young princes, who is planning a visit to the island.

Set against the backdrop of a breathtaking landscape and a people who are fiercely proud of their traditional way of life, Does Your Mother Know? races along to a galloping finish in this complex tale of suspense.

©2006 Maureen Jennings (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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Written in First Person

It could be me, I'm not a big fan of first-person narratives. It's a rare author that manages to get enough objective distance from her/his protagonist to get it right. This author made me wince with discomfort revealing a lack of insight or humor in over-long defensive monologues. I wanted to like it because of the setting, but gave up halfway.

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  • 08-13-22

Good story ruined by awful narration

Despite the awful accents and dreadful pronunciation of the narrator I really enjoyed the story. Such a shame but really ......"Scottish accent?" More Irish with a splash of cockney and brummie. And surely she could have worked out how to pronounce Procurator and Nissan correctly.
I think it says a lot for the story that I persevered until the end. However, I would recommend that you get the book rather than the audible version

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  • Dr. R. Taylor
  • 05-10-22

Promising but flawed

This could have been a good book, but a priggish main character who veers from side to side let it down. The reading was superficially OK, but in different parts of the book, she manages to get Scots, London, Irish and Yorkshire accents mixed up - sometimes mid-conversation.

It is not helped by Scots using terms (realtor?????) that are never heard and an inability of the reader to pronounce every day words or terms. As a simple example, (and I have not read the text) - was Maclean really spelt McCleen? And does she know what a Procurator Fiscal is or how to pronounce it?

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  • Clare
  • 10-26-21

Interesting accents

I throughly enjoy the twists and turns of the story line, however the accents led something to be desired at times

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  • Pat T
  • 10-13-21

Very disappointing

I found the story quite ridiculous. It was free but I have still removed it from my library. Such a disappointment as I like the Tom Tyler books by this author.

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  • Bannell
  • 09-29-21

A lovely book for winter nights

An intriguing story that has you hooked from start to finish. It gives you that curiosity to see wats in the next chapter.

Well narrated that also kept my interest.

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  • Sarah
  • 11-28-13

Great engaging story but some very dodgy accents!

What did you like most about Does Your Mother Know??

The story is really well written and keeps you guessing to the end with lots of twists and turns.

What about Caroline Shaffer’s performance did you like?

The performance was great and she did a supberb job of differentiating the different characters. Although I have to say that a few of the accents were decidedly dodgy.

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  • 02-16-22

Immersive

fabulous narration! The island and its people really come alive. fabulous way to learn a bit of history and culture. the author obviously has a great love of the Hebrides and makes you want to plan a visit immediately.
The narrator is one of the best. Great female and male voices nevermind the formidable Scots accent.
My head is still exploding at the complicated family trees but knew I could trust the author to clear it all up.
Highly recommend

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  • 11-15-21

Not to bad

Found the story easy enough to listen to. The setting was formula from listening to other books. The story line had enough to keep you interested. Although some of the narration was a little annoying.