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A Matriarch Worthy of Psycho Appears in Mother, Mother by Koren Zailckas

 

 by Amy Lignor

To put things in the simplest terms when describing this novel; think, Mommie Dearest meets Psycho. Then just sit back, open the book and have an absolute ball.

 

Josephine Hurst is ‘Mother’ – a very dominant and controlling individual. Josephine and her family live in a beautiful home, and she isTomMotherMother under the impression that she’s leading a perfect life. Being married to Douglas, a pro in the tech world, is easy. Like an ostrich, he has his head buried deep in the sand, or else in a bottle, most of the time and doesn’t pay any attention to the way his wife’s mind works.

 

Two lovely daughters and a son are part of the scene; Rose, Violet and Will. However, when Rose runs away with her boyfriend, her siblings are left with a great deal of trouble.

 

Violet handles it all through drug use and philosophy. Mother finally succeeds in having Violet admitted to a psych ward when the child begins dressing oddly and chops off all her hair.

 

As for Will; he is a brilliant boy, but has been diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome and epilepsy. Due to his afflictions, Will has allowed Mother to turn him against his sisters and make him into her own personal lap dog.

 

Mother is one of those characters that makes you want to reach into the pages and throttle her. The reader will be hanging on every word, wanting nothing more than for her to get what’s coming to her. With one child free, one suffering from medical issues, and another suffering from Josephine’s warped mind, violence ensues.

 

Child services steps in and goes after Mother. Unfortunately, it will be a true fight because Mother has no intention of giving up her perfect life.

 

A truly believable book; the author has done a magnificent job of writing Mother so well that readers will get a psychological thrill, and not the stereotypical gore that comes with a horror story.

 

Until Next Time, Everybody,

Amy

 

 

Source: Baret News Wire

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