My Mother, The Liar

My Mother, The Liar

by Ann Troup

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ISBN-13: 9780008181215
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 02/12/2018
Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 119,770
File size: 1 MB

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My Mother, The Liar 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
toReadistoEscape More than 1 year ago
Agatha Christie meets Flowers in the Attic. This was an enjoyable mystery with a lot of twists and turns. So many twists and turns at times it didn’t seem believable. It was very engaging. It is a confusing read at times with a lot of characters to keep track of. I found myself flipping back to double check some of the facts. I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book courtesy of NetGalley. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
GratefulGrandma More than 1 year ago
After reading this book, I understand the mixed reviews. There were some parts of this story that had me on the edge of my seat, but not enough of them. This is a story of a completely dysfunctional family. It was more than My Mother, the Liar, it was everyone, sister, grandmother etc. There was pretty much everything thrown into this story, incest, abortion, murder, stolen identities, epileptic seizures, wrongful imprisonment and others I have not mentioned. It was an okay read, but not one I would necessarily recommend. The publisher, HQ Digital, generously provided me with a copy of this book to read.
LlamaJen More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. There were so many twists and turns and after awhile I didn't know who to believe. I definitely would not have wanted to grow up in The Limes, which was like a house of horrors. I would say the Porter family wins the award for most dysfunctional family. Valerie had to be one of the worst mothers, although Delia was right next to her. Frances was the clever one, Stella was useless and Rachel was downright difficult. That was how Valerie labeled her three daughters. With the death of Valerie, Rachel reluctantly returns home to help Frances clean out the house. With the purging of the house, many secrets start to be revealed. Rachel didn't expect to find two dead bodies while cleaning out the house. I loved the story, writing style and characters. I wasn't expecting the ending. I was glad when the reader finally learned the truth and who was involved in the many murders. The house seen its share of dead people. I definitely recommend the book and look forward to reading more books by the author.
Nanna51 More than 1 year ago
Rachel Porter returns home when her mother dies, and then we start finding out a lot of family secrets that have long been buried, literally. There were so many twists in this family drama that it was very difficult to keep up with them. There were bodies buried on the old homestead, there is incest and every member of the family has their own secrets. The point of view made the book diffficult to follow since the current character was the one telling the story and at times I found myself flipping back a few pages to remind myself who was telling the story now. There were too many characters to keep up with and too many secrets to be believable or relatable. The author seemed to throw in the deaths as a way to keep the reader interested, but instead they were off-putting to me since there was so much confusion built around them. This was really not a very enjoyable book, but I continued to read it to find out what was going on, so I suppose that is a positive. Disclaimer Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”
Nanna51 More than 1 year ago
Rachel Porter returns home when her mother dies, and then we start finding out a lot of family secrets that have long been buried, literally. There were so many twists in this family drama that it was very difficult to keep up with them. There were bodies buried on the old homestead, there is incest and every member of the family has their own secrets. The point of view made the book diffficult to follow since the current character was the one telling the story and at times I found myself flipping back a few pages to remind myself who was telling the story now. There were too many characters to keep up with and too many secrets to be believable or relatable. The author seemed to throw in the deaths as a way to keep the reader interested, but instead they were off-putting to me since there was so much confusion built around them. This was really not a very enjoyable book, but I continued to read it to find out what was going on, so I suppose that is a positive. Disclaimer Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Valerie Porter has died leaving three daughters. There has been no love lost among them. Valerie always had labels for them: Rachel is difficult. Frances is clever. Stella is useless. Frances married and had stayed nearby her mother. She now awaits Rachel to come from London to help with the probate; and Stella is nowhere to be found. Frances is busy clearing out and burning everything she can from inside the house known as the Limes. It’s a large place that is decaying due to a lifetime of neglect. When Frances takes a helper to clear out one of the outbuildings, they find a large, heavy trunk. When they open it, they find a dead body that had been mummified in sand. At the sight of it, Frances faints, hits her head, and is taken to the hospital. The police are called in to investigate the case. At the same time, Rachel finds a hidden room with a trunk. Inside, she finds the body of a baby mummified in sand. Rachel has epilepsy and the discovery of the bodies sends her into a seizure. We learn that a woman named Delia has been the so-called cleaner at the Limes for many years. Her son, Charlie, married Rachel and they had a daughter named Amy. Shortly after giving birth, Rachel received an inheritance and a large flat in London from her aunt so she left Amy with Charlie and moved there where she became a virtual hermit. As the police dig around trying to discover who these bodies were and if they had been murdered, we meet the members of the Porter family all of whom are totally dysfunctional. This is a very dark story about an vicious woman who treated her children cruelly. It weaves a web of intrigue, jealousy, hatred, and evil. At times, I had a difficult time keeping up with all of the characters and some of the events. I will give the author four stars for her efforts and creativity even though I didn’t really care a lot for the book. Copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.