A Girl’s Worst Nightmare is Her Mother ...
Priscilla Martin. She’s the diva of Morning Glory Circle and a driving force in the quaint California town of Snapdragon. Overseer of garage sales and neighborhood Christmas decorations, she is widely admired. But few people know the real woman behind the perfectly coiffed hair and Opium perfume.
Family is Forever. And Ever and Ever ...
No one escapes Prissy’s watchful eye. No one that is, except her son, who committed suicide many years ago, and her daughter, Claire, who left home more than a decade past and hasn’t spoken to her since. But now, Priscilla’s daughter and son-in-law have fallen on hard times. Expecting their first child, the couple is forced to move back … And Prissy is there to welcome them home with open arms … and to reclaim her broken family.
The Past Isn’t Always as Bad as You Remember.
Sometimes it’s Worse ...
Claire has terrible memories of her mother, but now it seems Priscilla has mended her ways. When a cache of vile family secrets is uncovered, Claire struggles to determine fact from fiction, and her husband, Jason, begins to wonder who the monster really is. Lives are in danger - and Claire and Jason must face a horrifying truth … a truth that may destroy them … and will forever change their definition of “Mother.”
Mother by Tamara Thorne and Alistair Cross is about as disturbing as one can get. These authors are seriously twisted individuals that know how to horrify and entertain at the same time. Individually their books are quite enthralling, but together, they are a force to be reckoned with. I know once I start reading one of their books, I just can’t put it down until I finish. Well, there was one I didn’t love as much, but this isn’t about that book J
This book really takes a look at the lengths some will go to due to mental illness. Keeping the perfect façade for others, while inside is a black and twisted mess is quite the talent. And Pricilla takes it to a whole other level of crazy. Her daughter Claire really takes the brunt of her abuse once her brother is gone. These authors make you feel awful for Claire, and you know there is nothing you can do.
Despite the horror that is Pricilla Martin, I do love her neighbors. How they have put up with her shit for this long is amazing to me. I’m not sure if I could have been as “neighborly” as they were. Her neighbors are freakin hilarious. Gossipy bunch, but that’s old ladies for you.
I really enjoyed every sick page of this book. It was disturbing and horrible. Some of the scenes made me throw up in my mouth a little bit as I was reading, but I still couldn’t stop. I just had to see what that crazy bitch would do next! I’m not sure what that says about my own mental health, but let’s just move along.
I definitely recommend this book to anyone looking for a different type of Thriller. Mother really doesn’t know best in this case!