A Mother's Lie

A Mother's Lie

When her child’s life is at stake, a mother will do anything to save him.


Clara McNair is running out of time to save her son, James. When the two-year-old is diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer, only an experimental treatment can save his life. She desperately needs money to pay for the surgery, but she’ll have to travel back to the site of her darkest memories to get it.


Clara has escaped the demons of her youth—or so she thinks. It’s been ten years since the mysterious disappearance of her parents. Widely suspected of murdering her mother and father, Clara fled west to start a new life. Now, a documentary film crew is offering cold, hard cash—enough to pay for James’s treatment—in exchange for the sordid secrets of her past.


With no other choice but to delve into a long-ago tragedy, Clara must unravel the lies surrounding that terrible night. Facing hostile gossip, Clara is fighting to clear her name and learn the truth about what really happened. But how far will she go into the dark to save her son—and herself?


Title:A Mother's Lie
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    A Mother's Lie Reviews

  • Jo

    This was an interesting premise. I felt the characters were a little too stereotypical. I pegged whodunnit in the first chapter because the language felt stilted and false between two characters. It w...

  • ??? Shelley's ??? Book Nook

    Hate made sensible people do terrible things. This book is told in the first person perspective of Clara McNair and she is a superbly drawn character. I had such empathy with her predicament and he...

  • Amber Hassler

    Not what I was expecting, but surprised by the twists...When I came across this book, I was skeptical. I read the synopsis and when it said she had to go back to her past I had originally thought to d...

  • Cheryl

    Clara McNair has returned, with her 2 year old son James, to Hickory Hills on the 10th anniversary of her parents' disappearance and murder. James is in need of experimental Cancer treatment and to ob...

  • Patricia

    I figured out the killer early on in the book. I found the dialogue stilted and repetitive. I eventually fast forwarded through the book to the near end just to see if my prediction was correct...and ...

  • Taryn Botts

    PredictableThis was boring and very predictable. The main character was hard to like, she just seemed so stupid. Anti climactic ending....

  • Leslie M.

    What would a mother do to save her son’s life? That’s the question Clara McNair must answer. Her son has a tumor disorder and may only have a few months to live. There’s a new drug that could po...

  • Jan

    Gripped My Heart & My NervesI really enjoyed this book. So much so that I couldn't' wait to go to bed (where I do most of my reading) to read for another 3-4 hours. 😊 A couple of times I thought I ...

  • Sue Wallace

    A mother's lie by Jo Crow.Clara McNair is running out of time to save her son, James. When the two-year-old is diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer, only an experimental treatment can save his l...

  • Kymberli Ward

    This is one of the worst books I've read this year. Predictable, slow, repetitive, and frankly, just plain stupid in so many parts. I had an idea who the antagonist was fairly quickly; I was right (al...