Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Not My Mother by Miranda Smith


What if the person you trust most in the world is lying to you?

I’d heard of the Baby Caroline case, of course. When a baby is snatched from her mother’s arms, the whole country knows about it. I knew about the parents left lying by the swimming pool, the open window in the nursery. But I never dreamed it had anything to do with me.

Today, my beautiful daughter turned one. We were unwrapping gifts and blowing out candles when the knock came at the door, and they took my mother away.

The police say she’s not really my mother. That she stole me, thirty years ago.

When I visit her, desperate for answers, she looks me in the eye, and says nothing. I can barely breathe. Is my whole life a lie?

I have to find out, but the more I learn, the more scared I become. And soon I start to wonder, am I losing my grip on reality or is my own daughter in terrible danger?



About The Author


Miranda has been a staff writer at a local newspaper and a secondary English teacher. When it comes to fiction, Miranda writes about complicated women, dark impulses and Southern settings.

She lives in East Tennessee with her husband and three children.



My Review

 From the beginning to the very end this book kept me page turning, and feeling sorry and then anger at some of the characters.
This story is so real, and you can see yourself reading the papers and feeling the pain of this poor mother. Baby Caroline was stolen over thirty years ago, her father murdered and her mother attacked, and never found, until now!
I loved the twists, turns, and unfortunately betrayals, it is also fast pace, and I was quickly finished with this book, of course, I needed the answers!
I will be looking for more books by Miranda Smith.
I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher Bookoutour, and was not required to give a positive review.

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