The Silent Mother: A completely gripping psychological thriller with a heart-stopping twist

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9 reviews

About this ebook

‘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 neighbours I realise 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, The Silent Mother is a book you won’t be able to put down. Fans of The Perfect Couple, B A Paris and JP Delaney will be absolutely hooked from the very first page.


Readers are gripped by Liz Lawler:


Wow I want more!!! Draws you in like no other… Psychological thriller at its best.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


Impossible to put down! Once I started reading, I couldn’t stop and had to find out what happened next! Twists and turns kept me on the edge of my seat!’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Oh my goodness what a rollercoaster of a read! I had absolutely no idea how this book was going to end. I’m actually speechless.’ Little Miss Book Lover 87, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


Wow! This book has blown me away… Completely loved getting lost in this dark thriller which has some mind-blowing twists.’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


I could not put it down!… Twists and turns that I never saw coming… Kept me wanting more!’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


I could not put this book down and read the whole thing in one day! Absolutely gripping and everything a good thriller should be!’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


Cracking read again from Liz Lawler!… Terrifying… and had me suspecting just about everyoneWonderful read!’ Bookworms Rule, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


Hold on to your seat because this rollercoaster will take you on many twists and turns and then just when you think you are getting off, you get to go around again… You NEED to read this one if you enjoy a great thriller that keeps you guessing.’ Books Aloud, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


Absolutely gripping page-turner! Stunning, dark and full of twists and turns. Must read!’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


‘A highly tense psychological thriller… If you love a psychological thriller that will keep you up at night, this is the one!’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


Reeled me in from the first page… Kept me awake all night… Outstanding psychological thriller.’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Ratings and reviews

9 reviews
Judy Odom
October 8, 2021
The Silent Mother draws you into the story slowly but surely. Ruth can't and won't believe her son Thomas took his own life nor could he ever break the law as he was accused of doing. Ruth has determination and grit as she gives up her life to prove Thomas was innocent. There are some quirky and not so likeable characters that kept me guessing as to who framed Thomas. It had to be a frame up didn't it? I turned the pages quickly as I raced to see the ending of The Silent Mother and it was not disappointed.
Marnie Harrison
October 11, 2021
“Your child is dead…Are you next?…” I can’t even begin to imagine what it would feel like as a parent to lose a child. The pain so unbearable, how do you find the strength to go on? This is the situation our lead Ruth finds herself in after her beloved son Thomas is found dead in an apparent suicide. But there is so much more to this story, when Ruth receives an anonymous letter telling her that Thomas’ death was no accident. The Silent Mother is a tale of love, loss and how one deals with grief. My heart ached for Ruth as she went in search of the truth about Thomas’ death, even at the risk of her own life. She has been created and portrayed so realistically, you can feel every emotion that emanates off her. I was mentally exhausted after reading this going through everything exactly as Ruth does. My second book by Liz, I throughly enjoy her style, how engaging her writing is and although I did find that this tale moves at a slightly slower pace, most importantly it still held my interest from begInning to end. A twisty psychological thriller, this is a very enjoyable read and I will be looking forward to reading what Liz comes up with for us next.
4 people found this review helpful
Catawba Cats
October 8, 2021
Very readable domestic thriller about a mother's worst nightmares and the ensuing search for the truth. Liz Lawler has written a really good read with a killer twist! Many thanks to NetGalley and Bookouture for this ARC!
2 people found this review helpful

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