What a Mother Knows by Leslie Lehr

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An unsettling, emotional and suspenseful novel of the unshakable bonds of motherhood, in which Michelle Mason not only loses her memory after a deadly car crash, but can’t find her 16-year-old daughter...
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"A fast-paced and gripping exploration of a mother's love. A powerful affecting novel."—Heather Gudenkauf, New York Times bestselling author of The Weight of Silence and One Breath Away

How Far Will a Mother Go to Find Her Daughter?

Michelle Mason can't remember that day, that drive, that horrible crash that killed the young man in her car. All she knows is she's being held responsible, and her daughter is missing.

Despite a shaky marriage, a threatening lawsuit, and troubling flashbacks pressing in on her, Michelle throws herself into searching. Her daughter in the one person who might know what really happened that day, but the deeper Michelle digs, the more she questions the innocence of those closest to her, even herself. As her search hurtles toward a shattering revelation, Michelle must face the biggest challenge of her life.

A poignant story of the unshakable bond between mother and child, What a Mother Knows is about finding the truth that can set love free.

"Her characters are so real...They'll stick with you long after the book ends."—Hope Edelman, Motherless Daughters

"A poignant, powerful novel."—Jillian Medoff, bestselling author of I Couldn't Love You More and Hunger Point

 

About Leslie Lehr

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Leslie Lehr is a writer living in Los Angeles. She is the author of the novel 66 Laps, and a contributor to Mommy Wars. Visit her website at www.leslielehr.com.
 
Published May 7, 2013 by Sourcebooks Landmark. 379 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction
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Kirkus

Below average
on Mar 14 2013

...the disjointed and meandering narrative and phoned-in prose tamp down both suspense and forward momentum. A would-be thriller in dire need of a script doctor.

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Good
on May 01 2013

From the first page, she draws you into a mystery begun by a fatal accident. The steady pacing, the well-woven plot, the unique point of view...and the decisions made because of a mother’s love all make this a worthwhile read.

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Zimbio

Good
on May 16 2013

What a Mother Knows is an exciting mystery written admits interesting colorful charters. Definitely an enjoyable summer mystery.

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Cocktails and Books

Good
on May 08 2013

An unsettling, emotional and suspenseful novel of the unshakable bonds of motherhood, in which Michelle Mason not only loses her memory after a deadly car crash, but can’t find her 16-year-old daughter...

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