Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Review: My Daughter's Mistake by Kate Hewitt

My Daughter's Mistake
by Kate Hewitt

Publisher: Bookouture
Pages: 256
Format: eARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  I look at my daughter. My darling girl. I remember her tiny hand in mine, her first smile. I recall her tears when she’d tumble over, healed instantly with a band-aid and a little kiss. I have to keep her safe. Even if it means someone else gets hurt…

In the pretty, privileged college town of Milford, New Hampshire, everyone is friendly, everything is safe. And on this cold autumn day, as red and yellow leaves begin to fall from the trees, and everyone wraps up for the first time, it would be easy to believe nothing bad could ever happen here.

Until a screech of tires is heard, a thud, a child’s scream. The crash that sees Jenna’s six-year-old daughter Amy Rose being hit by a car driven by seventeen-year-old Maddie.

Maddie’s mother, Ellen—a college professor with a warm, approachable reputation—insists it must have been an accident. Her daughter is always safe on the road—and she’s vulnerable herself.

But as Amy Rose lies unconscious in hospital, the town begins to take sides. With Ellen, who just wants to defend her daughter. Or with Jenna, a single mother with a past, whose child hovers between life and death…

The truth is that both mothers have secrets they’re trying to keep. And, with Amy Rose’s life hanging in the balance, one of them will stop at nothing to protect the person she loves—her daughter.

Kritters Thoughts:  Two mothers must deal with consequences of their own actions and their daughters in this mystery.  Jenna is a single mom trying to keep it all together, balancing two jobs and raising her daughter without the support of family.  Ellen is a wife, mother, a college professor and balancing raising her kids with a career has always been a tightrope walk.  She gets a call from her daughter that there has been an accident, but when she arrives on scene, it isn't the kind of accident she anticipated and she isn't sure if the family can recover from this one.  

What a fantastic book.  Told through both mother's perspectives as they are dealing with the incident that brings their worlds together, these women show two different sides of motherhood at two different points in life.  From a young child to a teenager, parenting at both ages is hard, but in very different ways, so it was interesting to read two mothers dealing with two ends of a tragedy with kids at different ages.  

While the synopsis gives the basics of the story, I was glad that it didn't give the whole thing and there was so much more to these women, these mothers and these daughters as they go through this moment in time.  Kate Hewitt created a great cast of characters and dropped them into a heartbreaking moment and watching them all live through it was entertaining.  

I have many Kate Hewitt books on my TBR and hope to get to them real soon!

Rating: definitely a good read, but can't read two in a row

Ebook 2021 Challenge: 117 out of 100

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from Bookouture.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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