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    A Stellar Read!

    Although I haven’t read anything by Lauren Westwood before, I thought this book had a fascinating synopsis, so I grasped the opportunity to read it with both hands! I am so pleased I did as there were no disappointments here! Twenty-year-old Skye Turner’s world fell apart around her on the night that her twin sister, Ginny, died. Skye left her home-town of Eilean Shiel in the Scottish Highlands after the funeral, believing her mother held her responsible for Ginny’s death. Skye should have taken care of Ginny and prevented her fall from the cliffs that night. Over the years, she’s barely spoken to her mother, until the day she receives a phone call asking her to return home. Everyone in their tiny community accepted it was an accident, but more than one person in the town is haunted by a secret from that night... Lauren Westwood delivers an unrestrained story with a compelling blend of unimaginable grief, harboured secrets, miscommunication and long-buried memories. My Mother's Silence is beautifully plotted, a cracking story and a book I revelled in all the way through. The author did a brilliant job of slowly drawing me into the plot, capturing and commanding my attention with her superbly drawn characters and their secrets, while adding in a clever twist. It brought no disappointments and everything was well-wrapped up in the very satisfying and bittersweet finale. A riveting, stellar and exemplary novel that I'm delighted to recommend. I received a complimentary digital copy of this novel, at my request, from Bookouture via NetGalley. This review is my own unbiased opinion.
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    Secrets, family , twists and turns

    My Mother's Silence will reel you in and before you know it you are quickly turning the pages to see if Skye's twin Ginny's death years ago was accidental or not. Skye has returned home to her small village after being gone since her sister's death. Years later, there is innuendo, secrets, half truths. Who can you believe. Skye doesn't know she has blocked out the tragedy but her Mother seems to be hiding something. My Mother's Silence is a good read, the characters are strong and you just have to know what happened ! Thanks to NetGalley and Bookouture for the opportunity to read Her Mother's Silence.
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    An excellent book.

    My Rating: 4.5 Stars Skye's level of guilt after her twin sister Ginny died was so overwhelming that she left home and didn't return for years. She has returned home and is now facing her mother, and cannot believe how much her mother has changed. What is more is the fact that her mother then - and now - blamed Skye for Ginny's death. With an unpacked bag, Skye tries to work through the past and tries to find answers. Their teenage bedroom is pretty much a shrine to Ginny, but Skye wants the past buried once and for all. Finding old journals is key to her efforts. Meanwhile, her brother and family visit, and Skye's mother rather hopes this is enough to bring the family together again. But, not for Skye. She wants answers, and digs deep. What an excellent book by Lauren Westwood! I was drawn into the the drama of the past, the secrets, lies and family connections. I couldn't put this book down. Equally emotional and cathartic. It truly was a riveting read. Many thanks to Bookouture and to NetGalley for this ARC for review. This is my honest opinion.
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    Good read

    Good read kept me interested the whole way through. Bit of an anti climatic ending though... was a 5 star till the end
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    Emotional Roller Coaster, 5-stars!

    Imagine living in a village where everyone knows who you are, and worse... knows things you don't about the most crucial, heartbreaking night of your life. "I'll always be the twin that didn't die." -Skye Turner. ——— Set in the beautiful western highlands of Eilean Shiel, Scotland, Skye Turner has been away from home for far too long. She spent 15 years trying to escape her past and the feeling that her mother blamed her for failing to protect her sister. Who wouldn't want to escape that feeling? ——— 5/5 stars, without a doubt! The author so cleverly weaves her descriptive narrative right from the get-go. We’re left with touchable imagery as Lauren Westwood metaphorically captures the feeling of reminiscing as if opening presents on Christmas morning. This idea of slowly unwrapping memories plays out well through the end of Skye's story as she works towards uncovering every bit of information lost. She may have to 'rock the boat' a little but surely the ends justify the means? ——— When she was 20 her world fell apart around her the night that her twin sister Ginny went missing, along with Skye's memories from that fatal night. They were supposed to travel the world together, audition for gigs with Skye's guitar and Ginny's beautiful voice. Their duet was supposed to take them far, allowing them to escape village life. Instead, Skye left alone. ——— "I want to be here-home after so long. I want to get to know Mum again and not be strangers. More than anything, I just want things to be 'normal' between us." This quote from chapter six perfectly sums up the strain between Sky and her mum. They became strangers after years apart and unimaginable grief, heightened by harbored secrets, miscommunications, and lost recollections. What I quite enjoyed throughout this narrative was the progression of Skye's relationship with her mum. Despite her mum's silence and problems with reality, Skye persists. 15 years may seem too little, too late but the love between a mother and daughter is forever. ——— I was hard-pressed to find anything I didn't like about this book. On multiple occasions I found myself lost in the moment turning page after page, loving every moment of pure intrigue. This story's character development played out quite nicely, the way it should without any force or pretense. Luckily I was unable to guess the twist at the end and found the journey quite mesmerizing. Let's not forget to mention that sweet tidbit at the end, so as not to spoil I'll choose not to expand here ;) I cannot recommend this book enough for anyone interested in emotional women's fiction; fans of Liane Moriarty and Sally Hepworth will surely enjoy it! ——— Thank you to NetGalley, the publisher Bookouture, and the author Lauren Westwood for providing me with an advanced reader copy of this title in exchange for an honest review.
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