Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Blog Tour: What A Mother Knows by Leslie Lehr


Received e-ARC from NetGalley

Sourcebooks Landmark

Release Date:
May 2013

Hollywood producer Michelle Mason is finally going home after spending many months in a coma. She doesn’t remember anything that happened on that fateful day when she was driving with a local rock star in her passenger seat and the car crashed.

Michelle is more than ready to go home and get her life back to normal, although it will mean needing physical therapy for her arm, which is practically useless, and facing a lawsuit for her part in the accident. It’s not long before she realizes her husband and everyone around her is keeping a huge secret. Her 16 year old daughter, Nikki, disappeared not long after the accident. Nikki could hold the answers to what really happened in that car, but more than that, Michelle wants her daughter back.

After learning that her husband, Drew, didn’t even tell her their daughter was missing and apparently gave up ever seeing her again, Michelle sets off to find their daughter on her own. Both family and friends discourage her from looking for Nikki but Michelle perseveres at great cost to herself. Nothing is more important to her than her children and, with one of them missing, she’s determined to find her child.

The storyline grabbed me right off the bat. I love a good mystery and through most of the book I was coming up with my own scenarios of what occurred during the accident and why Nikki’s disappearance didn’t seem to concern anyone except Michelle.

I liked Michelle, but I didn’t particularly find the other characters very likeable or sympathetic. I was really annoyed with Michelle’s husband. Drew didn’t seem to care about their daughter at all. In fact, as soon as Michelle returned home after being in a coma, he went to work 3000 miles away. Really? Gee, what a loving husband. Drew wasn’t even a huge presence in the book.

Michelle’s friends? Well, they aren’t my idea of friends. They didn’t support anything Michelle tried to do whether it was about her health or her search for her daughter.

I didn’t always agree with everything Michelle did, but with such a lack of support from anyone around her, who could blame her? Months in a coma and the first thing she has to do is run all over the country looking for her daughter.

However, this is Michelle’s story. It’s about her strength, determination and the love she has for her daughter. You could feel that throughout the entire book. It’s well written and fast-paced. Readers will be anxious for Michelle to have a happy ending. I just wish the character had a little more support from the people around her.

FTC Disclosure: NetGalley provided me with a copy of this book to review for this blog tour. This did not influence my thoughts and opinions in any way. All opinions expressed are my own.

For reading challenges:
A-Z Reading Challenge 2013
2013 ARC Reading Challenge
2013 E-Book Reading Challenge

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