The Mother

The Mother by Jane Caro


Authors
Jane Caro
ISBN
9781760879662
Published
Binding
Paperback
Pages
368
Dimensions
153 x 234mm

From the Walkley Award winning journalist, social commentator and author comes a gripping domestic thriller with a moral dilemma at its core.

Just like the garden, the fuse box, the bills, bin night and blown light bulbs, this was just something else she'd now have to take care of herself.

In response to escalating and almost daily media reports of incidents of horrifying family violence, feminist icon and fearless commentator Jane Caro has written a stunning novel that asks what any of us might do when faced with a threat to the people we hold most dear.

Miriam Duffy is a respectable North Shore widow, real estate agent and devoted mother and grandmother. She was thrilled when her younger daughter, Ally, married her true love, but as time goes by Miriam watches in disbelief and growing fear as Ally's perfect husband starts controlling her and their children, and cutting them off from the rest of the world. As the situation escalates and the law proves incapable of protecting them, Miriam is faced with an unthinkable decision. But she will do anything for the people she loves most in the world. Wouldn't you?

Jane Caro: 'The idea for this novel came to me fully formed. I was haunted by the image of a bereft older woman, head in her hands, after I saw her in a photo with her family who had become the victims of a horrendous domestic homicide. It was this image that gave me the idea for a book about a mother's revenge...

'I am the grandmother of two small children aged two and four. I love them intensely and feel extremely protective towards them. As I looked at the photo I began to imagine how I would feel if my daughter and grandchildren were living in abject fear of the husband and father who claimed to love them. What would I do?'
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From the Walkley Award winning journalist, social commentator and author comes a gripping domestic thriller with a moral dilemma at its core.

Just like the garden, the fuse box, the bills, bin night and blown light bulbs, this was just something else she'd now have to take care of herself.

In response to escalating and almost daily media reports of incidents of horrifying family violence, feminist icon and fearless commentator Jane Caro has written a stunning novel that asks what any of us might do when faced with a threat to the people we hold most dear.

Miriam Duffy is a respectable North Shore widow, real estate agent and devoted mother and grandmother. She was thrilled when her younger daughter, Ally, married her true love, but as time goes by Miriam watches in disbelief and growing fear as Ally's perfect husband starts controlling her and their children, and cutting them off from the rest of the world. As the situation escalates and the law proves incapable of protecting them, Miriam is faced with an unthinkable decision. But she will do anything for the people she loves most in the world. Wouldn't you?

Jane Caro: 'The idea for this novel came to me fully formed. I was haunted by the image of a bereft older woman, head in her hands, after I saw her in a photo with her family who had become the victims of a horrendous domestic homicide. It was this image that gave me the idea for a book about a mother's revenge...

'I am the grandmother of two small children aged two and four. I love them intensely and feel extremely protective towards them. As I looked at the photo I began to imagine how I would feel if my daughter and grandchildren were living in abject fear of the husband and father who claimed to love them. What would I do?'
ISBN:
9781760879662
Publication Date:
01 / 03 / 2022
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
153 x 234mm
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Acclaimed writer Jane Caro brings us an intense and evocative novel in her debut The Mother. Through Miriam, who worries for her daughter Ally, we see the impact of fear and violence inflicted on women in a domestic setting. Both chilling and unbearably familiar, Caro's depication of these confronting realities, paired with her mastery of writing, is an eye-opening novel sure to impress readers! - Kiara (QBD)
, 02/03/2022
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What would you do to protect your children? You'd do ANYTHING, right? In this domestic thriller, Jane Caro explores family violence, and what a mother would do for her child when in a precarious position. I don't know if I would do the same thing, but I do know this is a great book. - Karina (QBD)
, 02/03/2022
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A confronting and tense novel, 'The Mother' delves into the effects of domestic violence, and how things are not always as they seem. Jane Caro's writing reels you in and really connects you with her characters on an emotional and psychological level. What would you do in the shoes of a mother watching her daughter slowly fade away into the arms of an abuser? How far would you go? - Mars (QBD)
, 26/02/2022
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What a gripping, yet unsettling domestic Thriller, that as a mother myself, has left me thinking.. The story from the begining captures your attention about a family shattered by violence & loss. It shows how things are not always as they seem. How far would you go to protect the ones you love? Jane Caro's debut Fiction story is powerful & engaging. One not to miss! _Roxanne - Roxanne (QBD)
, 25/02/2022
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Jane Caro, award winning journalist, brings us an enthralling debut novel, The Mother. Follow along the gripping story of Miriam, a widow, alongside her grieving daughters. Miriam is forced to watch as her newly wed daughter pulls away and becomes unexpectedly more vulnerable in the face of her new reality. How far will this mother go? A chilling and complusive story on domestic violence. - Sophia (QBD)
, 25/02/2022
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Miriam Duffy's girls have grown up and flown the coop. Youngest daughter Ally becomes withdrawn, a shadow of her former vibrant self at the hands of her husband's coercive control. How far would you go to protect the ones she loves? At times confronting, it highlights you never really know what someone is going through behind closed doors. This story will stay with you long after the last page. - Alison (QBD)
, 25/02/2022
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Miriam Duffy is at the heart of this electrifying debut novel from Australia's Jane Caro. She is the titular Mother in this New South Wales set, close to home domestic thriller in which she finds herself in a struggle to save her daughter from a situation that is all too familiar and real, her husband. This is compulsive, confronting and chilling. The Mother will leave you grasping for air. - Sean (QBD)
, 24/02/2022
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Ally and new husband Nick are living in 'wedded bliss' but the cracks begin to show. Soon her mother is concerned for her daughter's safety. With police powerless to help, Miriam takes matters into her own hands. How far will a mother go to protect her children? The Mother is a powerful thought provoking novel, which takes us on a chilling yet compelling journey into the world of domestic violence - Karen (QBD)
, 22/02/2022
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The sensitive subject of domestic violence is brought firmly to the forefront in Jane Caro's new thriller, 'The Mother”. Intense and gripping, the author takes you into a world unfamiliar to most, but all too familiar for some. Miriam Duffy is thrilled when her daughter marries her true love, but soon finds herself fighting for the ones she loves. - Trevor (QBD)
, 21/02/2022
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An interesting perspective on domestic violence, it focuses on the story of Miriam, grieving the loss of her husband she reaches out for her daughters and finds one of them starts to pull away and when things get worse Miriam starts to realise maybe something more sinister is happening. What does she really know about her daughters new husband? And what is really happening behind closed doors? - Maddison (QBD)
, 21/02/2022
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Miriam was thrilled when her daughter Ally settled down to start a family with her new husband. But Miriam soon realises that there is a darkness hidden behind this apparently happy family. Her daughter and grandchildren are in danger. And when the law can't do anything to help, Miriam is left to do what any good mother would. Protect her child. At all costs. - Katrina (QBD)
, 21/02/2022
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As a journalist, Jane Caro uses her strong writing experience and excellent pace to cast our interest towards a compelling story about a family shattered by violence and loss. She makes us consider the most important question of all - when confronting domestic violence how far will you go to help the people you love most. Especially when you must overcome fear, manipulation and intimidation. - Deanne (QBD)
, 20/02/2022
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The Mother will face you with questions that one day you may just have to face. How far will you go to protect a friend, family member or a colleague? A thrilling and engaging story that compels you to care about the characters. Jane Caro's writing is exquisite, intelligent and confronting. It has great pace, characters you can relate to and a scary reality that keep you on the edge of your seat. - Brittni (QBD)
, 20/02/2022

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