The Mother: The relentlessly gripping, utterly unmissable Sunday Times bestselling thriller - guaranteed to keep you up all night
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Having become a big fan of T.M. Logan’s writing I’m extremely grateful to Tracy Fenton for inviting me to participate in the blog tour for his latest thriller The Mother. I’m delighted to share my review of The Mother today. You’ll also find my review of The Curfew here. THE CATCH, about a father convinced his daughter is about to marry a man with terrible secrets, has also been made into a TV drama for Channel 5 starring Jason Watkins, Poppy Gilbert, Aneurin Barnard and Cathy Belton (screened Jan-Feb 2023, available on My5).
I write the kind of books that I love to read – tense psychological thrillers in which bad things happen to regular people – and I’m inspired by writers such as Harlan Coben, Linwood Barclay, Tana French, Michael Connelly and Lee Child. My books explore themes of loyalty and betrayal, love and hate, trust, jealousy, secrets and revenge. His brand new novel, THE MOTHER, is a twisty, fast-paced thriller about a woman betrayed and her search for redemption against all the odds. Because if she can't discover who framed her for murder, she will never see her sons again... A decade earlier, Heather gets her children ready for bed and awaits the return of her husband Liam, little realising that this is the last night they will spend together as a family. Because tomorrow she will be accused of Liam’s murder.And what a plot it is. It’s one of those stories that’s very difficult to review without spoilers but the narrative made my blood boil. I loathe unfairness and corruption and with so much of The Mother revolving around these two concepts, reading the story infuriated me, engaging me completely and making me totally invested in the outcomes. There’s a rapid pace that alternates between 2013 and 2023 that ensures the reader is drip fed information and is frequently wrong footed and caught up in the story, elevating their heart rate in the process. I had no idea what would happen and all the theories I developed were proven wrong through the excellent story-telling.
But Heather has never stopped proclaiming her innocence, she is determined to discover what happened that terrible evening - even if it costs her her own life… A true single-sitting read, The Mother is the best yet from the master of the heartbreaking, heart-pounding, head-spinning thriller' Ellery Lloyd, author of PEOPLE LIKE HER A heart-stopping, twisting, unmissable thrill-ride. The Mother kept me glued to my seat and guessing until the very end. No one does it better than T.M. Logan. * Chris Whitaker, bestselling author of We Begin at the End *
I live in Bristol and I knew all the landmarks, streets of the areas this author used in this book, it trebled the enjoyment for me as I could recognise these areas in my minds eye. Very impactful. I was born in Berkshire and grew up in Reading, the youngest of three boys and a fully-fledged bookworm from a very young age. I read history at Westfield College, part of the University of London, and went on to do a postgrad at Cardiff University.
Heather and Liam, along with their two children are a happy family – until MP Liam is murdered shattering all their lives. To make matters worse, Heather is found guilty of his murder and subsequently goes to prison to serve time for a crime she is absolutely adamant she did not commit. I was up and down with how I felt about this book. One minute I was loving it and wrapped up in the fast-paced drama. Other times I felt like I was slugging my way through it to find out why Heather had been framed. It was both slow and fast; it was both exciting and boring. I am still determining how I feel about it overall. The Curfew follows the events of a hot midsummer's night, when five teenagers go up to the woods to celebrate the end of exams, and only four come out... An irresistible new thriller . . . the real triumph in The Mother is that fierce, flawed title character. She's a mother like no other' A.J. Finn, International bestselling author of The Woman in the Window An irresistible new thriller . . . Logan has devised an intricate plot of shifting loyalties and duelling timelines, but the real triumph in The Mother is that fierce, flawed title character. She's a mother like no other' A.J. Finn, International bestselling author of The Woman in the Window
A heart-stopping, twisting, unmissable thrill-ride. The Mother kept me glued to my seat and guessing until the very end. No one does it better than T.M. Logan' Chris Whitaker T.M. Logan is at the top of his game - The Mother is a propulsive novel of secrets, heartbreaking betrayal, and what lengths an individual goes to put 'family first' * L.V. Matthews * I’ve not watched any of his dramas so I’m certainly going to correct this and read more of his work. Why have I never before this? I have no idea except too many books little time. Tim’s thrillers have sold more than two million copies in the UK and are published in translation in 22 other countries including Italy, Spain, Sweden, Portugal, France, Germany, Poland, Hungary, Serbia, Greece, South Korea, Romania and the Netherlands. What I loved about this book was it got going right from the start, it began and ended in a way I didn’t expect, there were plenty of twists and turns to keep the reader guessing from start to finish, I thought the characters were great and I loved the plot.
This book was the definition of unputdownable, I’m already a massive fan of the author’s writing but I kept finding myself stopping and re-reading certain sentences/conversational exchanges because they were just that good. The first chapter immediately piqued my interest and the story didn’t let up until the explosive ending. A woman attends a funeral, standing in the shadows and watching in agony as her sons grieve. But she is unable to comfort them – or reveal her secret. My books have sold more than two million copies in the UK and have been translated into 22 other languages including French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Korean, German, Hungarian, Serbian, Romanian, Greek and Dutch. Rewind ten years and Heather and Liam are happily married with two young sons. Heather has no idea that this evening with be her last as a family as by tomorrow Liam will be dead, she will be accused of his murder and ultimately sent to prison to serve ten years of her sentence.I have a confession to make.. I haven’t read any TM Logan books before despite meeting Tim at Harrogate and arranging all his blogtours for him through his publisher. The novel builds well, situations escalate, discoveries are made but wherein lies the truth? I can honestly say I do NOT see that coming as the twists and turns come rapidly towards the very unexpected end. Heather watches her children at a funeral, whilst she is hiding in the shadows. Ten years ago she was imprisoned for the murder of her husband, something she denies and can't remember. She woke up feeling odd with a glass of whisky and tablets by the bed, something she wouldn’t do because of the children and then found him downstairs with a stab wound in his chest. She is tried and found guilty of murder. Ten years later Heather is determined to clear her name and reclaim her life with her boys and find out what really happened that fateful night. A heart-stopping, twisting, unmissable thrill-ride. The Mother kept me glued to my seat and guessing until the very end. No one does it better than T.M. Logan ' Chris Whitaker Through the protagonist Heather, the author touches upon a sensitive issue... that of an ex convict trying to face a new reality after she has lost everything!