• The Silent Mother

  • A Completely Gripping Psychological Thriller with a Heart-Stopping Twist
  • By: Liz Lawler
  • Narrated by: Eleanor Yates
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (27 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

"I’m so very sorry. But your son is dead."

As I hear the words every mother dreads, my pulse races, and I go cold. But even as my world turns upside down, I know the things I’m being told just don’t add up. I have to find out what really happened the night my beautiful boy died....

The police tell me it was a tragedy no one could have prevented. But then they reveal the terrible things Tom was keeping from me. The person they describe is nothing like the decent, honest man I raised. Newly qualified as a doctor, Tom had such a bright future ahead of him.

A mother knows her own child. And I’m determined to prove my son’s innocence.

It’s the last thing I will ever be able to do for him. So I have come to the city where he lived and moved into his empty flat under a different name.

When I discover his diary, it becomes clear his death wasn’t an accident.

And as I get to know Tom’s friends and neighbors, I realize they’re all keeping secrets.

But as I get closer to the truth, I realise my life is in danger, too....

Unbelievably addictive and totally gripping with a twist you won’t see coming. Fans of The Perfect Couple, B A Paris, and JP Delaney will be absolutely hooked.

©2021 Liz Lawler (P)2021 Bookouture, an imprint of Storyfire Ltd.

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The worst Liz Lawyer book ever

...and I have read all of them. Firstly, the narrator ruins the book from the start - she has a sickly sweet British accent which does not change regardless of the various characters she portrays (so she basically reads the book). The story is about a woman who cannot accept her angel son (because we do hear how good he really has been since birth) has been involved in stealing drugs etc (or so the accusation goes). There are about 3 other characters who are so weak I cant remember their names. It was such a struggle that I had to pick it up a few times to progress. I managed 3/4 but finally gave up. Honestly don't bother, there are much better mystery / suspense books out there.

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mixed feelings

I found it just went on and on. I would drift from listening to the book. towards the end. I thought the story wasn't bad. I was getting bored with it, maybe I was too tired. Narrator did a great job.

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  • 10-20-21

Probably the worst Liz Lawyer book

...and I have listed to all of them. Right from the start the narrator ruins the book for me. She has a very 'sweet' accent which really dominates; added to that she doesn't change her voice/accent for the various characters, so its pretty much like she is reading a book. Not that the storyline is very strong either and the first half of the book requires real perseverance. A mother who doesn't believe her son can do anything wrong and we hear how wonderful he is almost from birth. Rather choose another book.

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  • 10-11-21

Worth a Listen

It took a while for me to get into this one and kept thinking it might not be for me, and that it was going to be a typical mother who couldn't accept her son was dead storyline, but got better and better the more I listened couldn't put it down in the end.

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