The Mother

Author(s): Yvvette Edwards

Fiction - Contemporary

Yvvette Edwards' second novel, The Mother, tells Marcia's story. Today, Marcia is heading to the Old Bailey. She's going there to do something no mother should ever have to do: to attend the trial of the boy accused of her son's murder. She's not meant to be that woman; Ryan, her son, wasn't that kind of boy. But Tyson Manley is that kind of a boy and, as his trial unfolds, it becomes clear that it's his girlfriend Sweetie who has the answers Marcia so badly needs and who can - perhaps - offer Marcia some kind of hope for the future. But Sweetie is as scared of Tyson as Ryan should have been and, as Marcia's learned the hard way, nothing's certain. Not any more. Somehow I am stronger. Where it has come from exactly I cannot say, but it is to do with hope, it is to do with light ...

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Marcia Williams thought she knew her son. She thought he was safe. She was wrong.

As emotionally satisfying as it is simply constructed, The Mother tells the tale of every woman's worst nightmare: losing a child, then having to face in court the man accused of murdering that child Mail on Sunday Event Magazine Skilfully plotted and heart-wrenching Stylist Thrilling, tense and poignant Heat A compelling novel that gets into the head of a mother attending the trial of the boy accused of murdering her son. Her story gathers momentum and tension until the final verdict Woman & Home A harrowing tale of a mother's grief where nothing is certain Essentials Magazine A powerful book that will cut you to the quick Sun A wonderfully vivid and arresting portrait of a mother facing up to the ultimate horror Scotsman Magazine

Yvvette Edwards lives in London. Her first novel, A Cupboard Full of Coats, was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize and shortlisted for the Commonwealth Book Prize. The Mother is her second novel.

General Fields

  • : 9781447294542
  • : Pan Macmillan
  • : Pan Books
  • : 0.196
  • : February 2017
  • : 197mm X 130mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : February 2017
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Yvvette Edwards
  • : Paperback
  • : Main Market Ed.
  • : 823.92
  • : 400