My Mother’s Silence – Lauren Westwood / #Review #BooksOnTour @bookouture @lwestwoodwriter



Some things you can never escape. I should know. I’ve been running away for fifteen years, and now I’m right back where I started…

Skye Turner’s family fell apart the day her twin sister Ginny died. Everyone in their tiny community in the Scottish Highlands accepted it was an accident, but more than one person in town is haunted by a secret from that night…

Skye left after the funeral, believing her mother blamed her for Ginny’s death. Skye should have taken care of Ginny, should have been there to stop her falling from the cliffs that night. Over the years, she’s barely spoken to her mother, until the day she receives a phone call asking her to return home.

As soon as Skye arrives in her childhood home, she knows something isn’t right. Her mother has kept the bedroom she shared with her sister like a shrine, Ginny’s clothes and diaries gathering dust, as though her mother thinks Ginny might come back. And there are whispers in town that Ginny wasn’t alone when she died…

Skye is desperate to find out the truth, but her mother just wants her family back together. As Skye begins to unravel everyone’s lies, she realises the truth might tear her family apart for good…



My review

What would you do when your sister died and you feel like you are to blame? Would you stay or would you go?

And if you went, would you stay away or would you come back and face the ghosts from the past? 

Was the blame on you or were people lying? Was it because they had something to do with it and they wanted to protect themselves or did they lie for another reason?

Do you really know the persons closest to you or do they pretend? 

It seems there is more than one secret that has been hidden for a very long time. Maybe it’s time to put an end to all the mystery and to finally find a way to be able to move on.

A moving story about a family torn apart by a terrible event. Can they find the way back to each other? 4 stars

Thank you, Lauren Westwood and Bookouture


About the author

Lauren Westwood writes dark and romantic women’s fiction and is also an award-winning children’s writer. Originally from California, she now lives in England in a pernickety old house built in 1602, with her partner and three daughters.


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