Started off the New Year with phenomenal book.
The Mother I Could Have Been
By Kerry Fisher
Why would you walk away from the one person you can’t live without?
As a child, Vicky Hall never had the sort of family she wanted. The least important person in her new step-family, ignored by her mother in favour of her two younger half-siblings, Vicky was always an afterthought. Sitting alone at her graduation ceremony at the age of twenty-one, she vows to create her own family and her own life, one which is full of the love and attention she has always craved.
When Vicky meets William and falls pregnant in Greece that summer, it isn’t planned. But the two of them believe they can make it work, showering their child with the love which they believe should be enough.
But when her son Theo is two, Vicky leaves him in the care of her mother-in-law, walks out of her front door and drives to a hotel where she takes a room for the night. She doesn’t return.
What kind of mother does that?
The kind who is hiding a story you can never imagine.
What a story! I was drawn into it from the very beginning and could not put this down. The twist and turns will have you charging through the pages to see what happens.
The Mother I Could Have Been is an emotional psychological novel about relationships between mothers and daughters. This story is an emotional roller coaster, and you will want a box of tissues nearby.
OMG, another phenomenal book by Kerry Fisher, the story is well written and the characters are so real. This story will stay with you long after you finish it.
There are no spoilers from me as you have to read this book yourself!!!
I highly recommend this book and it is going on my top books to read this year.
I wish to thank Bookouture and NetGalley, for providing me a digital ARC of The Mother I Could Have Been by Kerry Fisher for review.
Category: Contemporary fiction
Number Of Pages: 280
Available: 22nd November 2019
About the Author
Kerry Fisher, Born in Peterborough, she studied French and Italian at Bath University, followed by several years working as an English teacher in Corsica and Spain before topping the dizzying heights of holiday rep and grape picker in Tuscany. She eventually succumbed to ‘getting a proper job’ and returned to England to study Periodical Journalism at City University. After two years working in the features department at Essentials magazine in London, love carried her off to the wilds of the West Pennine moors near Bolton. She now lives in Surrey with her husband (of whisking off to Bolton fame), two teenagers and a very naughty lab/schnauzer called Poppy. Kerry can often be seen trailing across the Surrey Hills whistling and waving pieces of chicken while the dog practises her ‘talk to the tail’. In her third book, After The Lie, Kerry shamelessly exploits every embarrassing dog misdemeanour to create her fictional hound, Mabel.
Kerry has spent half her life talking about writing a novel, then several years at Candis magazine reviewing other people’s but it wasn’t until she took some online courses with the UCLA (University of California) that the dream started to morph into reality, culminating in the publishing of The Class Ceiling.
To find out more, visit Kerry on her website.