Tuesday, April 07, 2020

Review: A Mother's Lie by Sarah Zettel -- With link to #BookGiveaway!!!

Title: A Mother's Lie
Author: Sarah Zettel
Published: April 2020, Grand Central Publishing
Format: Paperback, 416 pages
Source: Publisher

Beth Fraiser finally has her life together. She's built a successful career in the tech sector, has a bright fifteen-year-old daughter, and she's completely put all evidence of her troubled past behind her. At least that's what she thought.

Dana Fraiser loves her mom. But the backup phones, emergency drills, and a nonnegotiable check-in time every day make her a little nuts. Why can't she just have a normal family? When a stranger approaches her on the street claiming to be her grandmother, Dana starts to question exactly what her mother has been hiding.

Soon Beth's worst nightmare is coming true: Dana is in grave danger, and unless Beth is willing to pull one last con job for her parents, she may never see her daughter again. 

My thoughts: This is the first book I've read by Sarah Zettel and it definitely will not be the last. I knew as soon as I heard about this one that I needed to read it and I'm so glad I did - it totally captivated me from start to finish and was just what I needed to keep me distracted from all that is going on right now.

This book is one crazy, twisted story and it pulls you in right from the start! It's fast-paced and keeps you frantically flipping the pages as you try to figure out just what the heck is really going on. Who can you trust and where are things going to end up? I love a book that has me constantly on the edge of my seat and that is exactly how I felt with this book. 

Told from just two points of view, that of Beth and her daughter, I loved that you could really feel the strong bond between these two, yet you also could feel a growing tension there as things escalate. Beth has secrets and a very dark past and she will do anything to keep her daughter safe. Dana just wants to get to know her family and doesn't realize just what a can of worms she has opened up when she agrees to meet her grandmother.

This book takes you on one wild ride and I loved that at times, I really did not know who I could trust. I love when I start questioning all the characters, not knowing who to believe and who is still hiding their true intentions. This book is full of unsavory characters that beg you not to like them but can they possibly have a good side?

I highly recommend picking this one up and will definitely be checking out Sarah Zettel's backlist - apparently she's written quite a few books!

***Want a chance to win this book? Head over to my Instagram page and look for this post - 2 copies up for grabs!!! #Giveaway ends Saturday, April 11th. US/Canada only.


1 comment

  1. Wow! This book does sound very intense. I'm so glad that you enjoyed it, Kristin. I will add a link to your giveaway to my blog's sidebar.


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