Mother May I

Mother May I

Revenge doesn’t wait for permission.

Growing up poor in rural Georgia, Bree Cabbat was warned by her single mother that the world was a dark and scary place. Bree rejected her mother’s fearful outlook, and life has proved her right. Having married into a family with wealth, power, and connections, Bree now has all a woman could ever dream of: a loving lawyer husband, two talented teenage daughters, a new baby boy, a gorgeous home, and every opportunity in the world.

Until the day she awakens and sees a witch peering into her bedroom window—an old gray-haired woman dressed all in black who vanishes as quickly as she appears. It must be a play of the early morning light or the remnant of a waking dream, Bree tells herself, shaking off the bad feeling that overcomes her.

Later that day though, she spies the old woman again, in the parking lot of her daugh­ters’ private school . . . just minutes before Bree’s infant son, asleep in his car seat only a few feet away, vanishes. It happened so quickly—Bree looked away only for a second. There is a note left in his place, warning her that she is being is being watched; if she wants her baby back, she must not call the police or deviate in any way from the instructions that will follow.

The mysterious woman makes contact, and Bree learns she, too, is a mother. Why would another mother do this? What does she want? And why has she targeted Bree? Of course Bree will pay anything, do anything. It’s her child.

To get her baby back, Bree must complete one small—but critical—task. It seems harmless enough, but her action comes with a devastating price, making her complicit in a tangled web of tragedy and shocking secrets that could destroy everything she loves. It is the beginning of an odyssey that will lead Bree to dangerous places, explosive confrontations, and chilling truths.

Bree will do whatever it takes to protect her family—but what if the cost tears their world apart?

Title:Mother May I
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    Mother May I Reviews

  • MarilynW

    Mother May I by Joshilyn Jackson (narrated by author)I was captivated by this story and by the author's narration of the story. Here's an author who knows exactly what tone of voice she wants for each...

  • Dorie  - Cats&Books :)

    ***NOW AVAILABLE***I remember playing the game “Mother May I” on the playground as a kid, we didn’t have as much fancy play equipment back then. It was a fun game with a group of kids, along the...

  • Holly  B

    This book has a lot of fast-paced action! And I was onboard for it!! I was hooked on this book after only 2 chapters with the heart-pounding scenes (unlike many of the books I've read this year wit...

  • Will Byrnes

    I woke up to see a witch peering in my bedroom window. She was little more than a dark shape with a predator’s hungry eyes, razor-wire skinny but somehow female, staring in through the partly ope...

  • Brenda ~Traveling Sisters Book Reviews

    Joshilyn Jackson is one of my all-time favorite authors, and I love to listen to her books. She narrators her books herself and who knows their character's better than the author. I listened and read ...

  • Nilufer Ozmekik

    Can you imagine a scary witch extends her long nails to grab your kid a few feet away as you watch your teenage daughter’s Grease rehearsal and leaves you note that says not to call the authorities ...

  • Regina

    Mother may I please have a thriller with a “villain” whose extreme actions are realistic? No? Those don’t exist?Okay, then in that case Joshilyn Jackson’s Mother May I will do just fine. As my...

  • Marilyn

    Mother May I was the first book I have read by author Joshilyn Jackson but it will not be my last. It was a well written suspenseful mystery thriller that captured my interest from the very start. The...

  • Jessica | JustReadingJess

    Mother May I grabbed my attention from the beginning. This is a great thriller that I highly recommend. Bree would do anything for her family especially after an unknown woman took her son. Bree ends ...

  • Kelli

    Wow! This was my first Joshilyn Jackson book and I can’t wait to read every other one by her.This book is a five star reading experience that should not be missed.The cover is beautiful and catchy t...