[Epub] A Mother’s Confession By Kelly Rimmer – Turboville.co.uk

A Mother’s Confession How do you move on when the person you ve built your whole life around is no longer living That s what these two women, Olivia and Ivy, struggle with throughout the whole book Ironically, they have built their lives around the same man David But they ve built their lives around him in two different ways The story is told from two different perspectives, one a mother and one a wife One can see absolutely no faults in David and one gets to see the ugly side of him way too frequently.One thing this book made me realize was that there s a very, very thin line between jealousy and protectiveness, but also protectiveness and possessiveness Abuse and manipulation is not an overnight thing, but a gradual change in behavior that leaves you wondering how exactly did I get here and why have I let it get this far This book was definitely an eye opener for me.It s ironic that Ivy s situation and choices as a teenager are very similar to the situation Olivia faces after college and yet Ivy doesn t really sympathize with Olivia Even t My thanks to Netgalley for the honour of reading this simply incredible book A Mother s Confession is an emotional roller coaster and one of the only books I didn t want to read purely because I didn t want it to finish This is a story about a man called David, a husband, father and son, told from the viewpoint of Olivia, his wife and Ivy, his over protective mother Shocking and deeply uncomfortable in pa Your Husband Took His Own Life Tell The Truth And Destroy What S Left Of Your Family Or Keep A Secret That Will Tear You Apart What Would You Do Olivia And David Were The Perfect Couple With Their Whole Lives In Front Of Them When Beautiful Baby Daughter Zoe Came Along, Their World Seemed Complete But Now David Is Dead And Olivia S World Is In Pieces While She Is Consumed With Grief, Her Mother In Law Ivy Is Also Mourning The Loss Of Her Son Both Women Are Hiding Secrets About The Man They Loved Secrets That Have Put The Family In Danger Something Was Very Wrong In Olivia And David S Marriage Can Olivia And Ivy Break Their Silence And Speak The Truth A Mother Should Protect Her Child, Whatever The Costshouldn T She From The Bestselling Author Of The Secret Daughter And Me Without You Comes Another Emotionally Gripping And Gut Wrenching Read About Love, Loss And The Strength Of A Mother S Love This Was A Refreshingly Different Read Which I Would Put In The Same Vein As Diane Chamberlain But This Was Even Better Than Some Of Diane S Latest Releases This Is No Girl Meets Boy And Falls In Love Read But Rather A Heartbreaking, Beautifully Written Story Based On True Facts A Thought Provoking, Emotional Story Not To Be Missed Shaz S Book Blog I Adored This Novel Absolutely, 100% Adored It Kelly Rimmer Is A Beautiful Writer The Secret Daughter Packed Such An Emotional, Powerful Punch, One That I Don T Think I Ve Felt Before That I Ll Always Associate With Her Novels From Now On Becca S Books Kelly Rimmer Did An Amazing Job Of Telling Such A Heartbreaking Tale This Story Had Me Laughing, Crying And Hugging My Daughter A Wee Tighter I Loved This Story Steph And Chris Book Reviews I have a lot of thoughts about A Mother s Confession It was good, but also INCREDIBLY frustrating It s not a spoiler to say this is the story of Olivia, a woman whose husband badly abused her It is told in alternating chapters by her and his mother, Ivy The story unfolds with and details of the abuse and the vile character of David being revealed I felt for Olivia, even though I struggled to understand how she could stay with a man who treated her like this when she had a caring family nearby and a good job with a kind employer It s probably not unrealistic, but still so frustrating to hear her being mistreated and growing and desperate, yet unable or unwilling to leave him.Ivy, David s mother is a total disgrace of a human being She knows her son is probably abusing his wife, but she just accepts it because she is obsessed with him being perfect I know every mother loves her child, but you don t have to foster their psychotic behavior if you see it even at an early age I could find no excuse at all for Ivy, and I really just loathed her and self righteousness and willingness to see past the most obvious signs of her son s terrible behavior The I read, the I loathed Ivy for her blind loyalty and stupidity when it came to her monster of a son Her delusion caused real damage, and even in the end, I didn t feel she had changed as she should have.I think because this story seemed quite real, the characters felt especially frustrating I just wanted to take I bought my own paperback Bookouture don t send out any actual paperbacks to review so for this reason I only buy a few of Bookouture books A Mother s Confession is a fantastic novel I highly recommend it. I know the synopsis doesn t exactly sound light, but the story is even heartwrenching and overwhelming than it seems I didn t count on this book making me cry Mind blowing good story It s not a particularly long or short book, but I blew right through it I was desperate to find out how it ended for Olivia and Ivy Very moving One part struck me towards the beginning I even made an update about it on GoodReads Boys will be boys is what Ivy says after her young son David roughly yanks on a little girls ponytail for no reason He is gently told that it wasn t nice, while the little girl is scolded by her own mother for shrieking in response to the pain and surprise This is only the beginning of the strange relationship between David and Ivy While many parents are quite biased on their children s looks or skills, she is excessive He can do no wrong He is perfect Any problems he has at school or later on, with relationships, are no fault of his own It s everyone else that doesn t measure up And certainly none of the girls he dates as he ages measure up to her ideals They aren t pretty enough, aren t dedicated enough to perfect David But David is not perfect.David meets Olivia in college, and she s just another girl to Ivy She assumes the girl won t last long They never do, and this woman isn t the most physically impressive to her, despite her smarts and charm They go through some dif Full review on www.novelgossip.comRarely am I shocked by a twist in a non thriller mystery novel as I tend to find them mostly predictable, likely due to the fact that I read so many books with amazing plot twists Generally, enough hints are dropped that I can quickly figure things out without much effort The cover calls the twist breathtaking and there is no fitting description to be found I had already snagged this one from Netgalley when I read Payton s compelling review, but man did she make me want to read this even She assured me that I would love it and boy was she ever right So thanks Payton for the fantastic recommendation.This is told from two perspectives, that of Olivia, a young mother who recently lost her husband, David and David s mother, Ivy There are references made to The Tragedy, which obviously refers to David s death, but the details aren t revealed until the very end Olivia s story is mostly told from the present though she reflects back on her marriage often, especially when she s meeting with her grief counselor Ivy s story is told starting when David is born and leads all the way up until his death It s clear early on that David and Olivia s marriage is full of dark secrets and that Ivy s relationship with her son is.odd to say the least.Olivia is a broken woman trying to pick up the pieces of her life after David s death She s struggling to survive and the only thing that s keeping her going is her baby daug This has zoomed right into my top 20 fabulous rememberable outstanding choices of 2016I have enjoyed every single book this author has written She holds no punches on the readers emotions Right smack in there where your heart is stampeded on, where the people in the book are real, where the pain becomes your pain, where the hurt becomes your own.Two women connected by the same man.David.Someone s son.Someone s husband But he s also someone s father.Perfect marriage At first.The marriage becomes abusive.His mother did she really make excuses for him David commits suicide Oli Audiobook narrated by Brigid Lohrey Excellent reader Anyone who remembers Mrs Levy , from the book, The Ladies Auxiliary..might have related to Goodreads friend, Violet, when she wrote I thought blood was going to burst through my skin and boil over Mrs Levy was a vile character Most readers felt gut wrenching emotions towards her I m here to say.Mrs Levy met her match in Kelly Rimmer s novel, A Mother s Confession , with Ivy Ivy will have steam coming out of your eyes and ears.Ivy is a mother In law from HELL..Ivy s son, David, can do no wrong.Ivy has no filters..Ivy felt that if Olivia, her daughter in law should kiss his feet in gratitude to land a man like HER SON Olivia who was working toward her degree at a great University was a plain Jane next to her handsome perfect stud son ha It was Olivia that should drop out of school of course if she loved David and move back to David s hometown to be near mommy dearest.Ivy could not part with her son She enabled narcissism in him from the time Davi 2.5 Stars While I found the story interesting and well written in places I had an issue with the bookcover which really irked me and that was the description on the front cover of the paperback edition as per spoiler below view spoiler A Mother s Confession A heartbreaking story with a breathtaking twist Is it really necessary to market a book in such an obvoious manner to readers by putting that scentance on the front cover This for me this is pretty much a spoiler before

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