The Mother – TM Logan

Framed for murder. Now she’s free . . .

A woman attends a funeral, standing in the shadows and watching in agony as her sons grieve. But she is unable to comfort them – or reveal her secret.

A decade earlier, Heather gets her children ready for bed and awaits the return of her husband Liam, little realising that this is the last night they will spend together as a family. Because tomorrow she will be accused of Liam’s murder.

Ten years ago Heather lost everything. Now she will stop at nothing to clear her name – and to get her children back . . .

Book Information: 456 pages. Publisher: Zaffre. Publication Date: 2 March 2023

TM Logan’s thrillers have sold more than two million copies in the UK and are translated into 22 other languages for publication around the world.

His brand new novel, THE MOTHER, is a twisty, fast-paced thriller about a woman betrayed and her search for redemption against all the odds. Because if she can’t discover who framed her for murder, she will never see her sons again…

THE HOLIDAY was a Richard & Judy Book Club pick and spent ten weeks in the Sunday Times paperback top ten. It has since won a Nielsen Bestseller Award and been made into a four-part TV drama with Jill Halfpenny for Channel 5 (currently available on Netflix UK).

THE CATCH has also been made into a TV drama for Channel 5, starring Jason Watkins, Poppy Gilbert, Aneurin Barnard and Cathy Belton. His other books are THE CURFEW, TRUST ME, LIES and 29 SECONDS.

A former national newspaper journalist, Tim lives in Nottinghamshire with his family and writes in a cabin at the bottom of his garden.

My Review:

I have a confession to make.. I haven’t read any TM Logan books before despite meeting Tim at Harrogate and arranging all his blogtours for him through his publisher.

The Mother is my first venture into the mind of TM Logan and is available to purchase now. In case you didn’t know, TM Logan has written 7 books in total, been a Richard & Judy book club choice and had two of his books turned into Netflix and CH5 dramas – The Holiday starring Jill Halfpenny and The Catch starring Jason Watkins.

So now we’ve familiarised ourselves with TM Logan’s incredible career, let’s look at The Mother in more detail. With an opening chapter of a women standing hidden in the shadows at the back of her own funeral, watching her two sons grieving you know you are in for a bumpy ride.

Heather was once a wife, a mother, a career woman and a respected member of the community. Nine years later having served time in prison for the murder of her husband, she’s out having lost everything and is desperate to prove her innocence and get her beloved boys back.

Thus begins her quest to clear her name and find her husband’s killer. Teaming up with a journalist they begin to delve deeper into her husband’s activitities as a politician but there are people out there who believe the past should remain in the past and will stop at NOTHING to make sure their secrets stay hidden.

This is a perfect airport read and I can see why so many readers love TM Logan’s books. They are quick and easy to read. They aren’t too taxing on the brain, the twists and turns keep the reader engaged throughout and overall the perfect read for thriller lovers.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

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