Book Reviews of Mother's Day

Mother's Day
Mother's Day
Author: Patricia MacDonald
ISBN-13: 9780446600781
ISBN-10: 0446600784
Publication Date: 12/1/1994
Pages: 372
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 18 ratings
Publisher: Warner Vision
Book Type: Paperback
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Mother's Day hooked me right away with its vivid character descriptions and the sense of doom that hung over them. First off, there's the body of the girl found in the river. Then, as soon as Jenny Newhall (adopted daughter of main characters Greg and Karen Newhall) didn't show up for the Mother's Day brunch, the reader knows right away that something is amiss. Then when Jenny's real mother Linda appears, the reader is drawn even further into the lives of the characters. Everyone is shocked and confused. But someone knows why Linda is back. Someone knows her connections from long ago, and now the danger REALLY begins for everyone!
MacDonald's description of the characters, specifically their emotions, helps to draw the reader in: Karen's love for Jenny, Jenny's happiness at meeting her birth mother....and eventually Karen and Jenny's total fear, anger, and terror at the secrets they learn. The hatred of the killer and the final scenes of the book are very intense, and will make your heart pound! The ending was shocking, a total surprise.

An excellent book for those who love suspense and mystery
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i thought this was a good book, complete with a few unexpected twists. good pace. it sucked me in quickly.
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Sweethearts since highschool, Karen and Greg Newhaul have lived in Bayland Mass, all their lives. They trust each other. They know their neighbors. Bayland has been the perfect place to raise their adopted daughter, Jenny. A nice little family, a nice New England town, until a stranger arives bearing secrets. A chilling tale right through the gripping conclusion.
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It is Mother's Day and Jenny, the adopted daughter of Greg & Karen Newhall fails to appear at the planned luncheon. Later that afternoon, the "real" mother, Linda, suddenly appears on their doorstep. Several days later, Linda 's body is found, the victim of a brutal murder. Since Linda and Greg have a "past" Greg is the number one suspect in the murder. Lots of secrets and twists and turns in this story. The surprise ending really caught me off guard.
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A chilling novel of family secrets and stalking danger.

A nice little family, a nice little New England town until a stranger arrives bearing dangerous secrets.
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Excellent read! She gets better with each book...this one kept me guessing to the very end.
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This is a LARGE PRINT BOOK Thirteen-year-old Jenny Newhall is a normal adolescent: bright, big-hearted and snappish to her adoptive mother. Jenny's birth mother, teenager Linda Emery, hid her pregnancy and disappeared from her home in Massachusetts, leaving grieving relatives to assume she had been killed. Now, when Linda shows up unannounced on the Newhall's doorstep on Mother's Day, skeletons clatter from closets all over town, and soon Linda's bloodied body turns up in a dumpster. Suspicion points to Jenny's adoptive father, Greg, who evades arrest and goes underground, trying to unravel clues that could make his family whole again. The police investigation headed by laconic loner Walter Ference exposes infidelity, sexual extortion and the key to an earlier murder. MacDonald, an Edgar award nominee for The Unforgiven , digs with relish into the town's secrets and its stockpile of hot emotions--betrayal, rejection, anger, jealousy and unrequited lust--
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'A nice little family, a nice little New England town until a stranger arrives bearing dangerous secrets. A chilling tale right through to the gripping conclusion.' Mary-Ann Tirone Smith, author of Masters of Illusion
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I love the author. And I loved the book. Will order more from Patricia MacDonald.
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great mystery.