What a Mother Knows: A Novel

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Sourcebooks Landmark, 2013 - Fiction - 370 pages
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"A fast-paced and gripping exploration of a mother's love. A powerful affecting novel."—Heather Gudenkauf, New York Times bestselling author of The Weight of Silence and One Breath Away

How Far Will a Mother Go to Find Her Daughter?

Michelle Mason can't remember that day, that drive, that horrible crash that killed the young man in her car. All she knows is she's being held responsible, and her daughter is missing.

Despite a shaky marriage, a threatening lawsuit, and troubling flashbacks pressing in on her, Michelle throws herself into searching. Her daughter in the one person who might know what really happened that day, but the deeper Michelle digs, the more she questions the innocence of those closest to her, even herself. As her search hurtles toward a shattering revelation, Michelle must face the biggest challenge of her life.

A poignant story of the unshakable bond between mother and child, What a Mother Knows is about finding the truth that can set love free.

"Her characters are so real...They'll stick with you long after the book ends."—Hope Edelman, Motherless Daughters

"A poignant, powerful novel."—Jillian Medoff, bestselling author of I Couldn't Love You More and Hunger Point

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User Review  - NCRainstorm - LibraryThing

The story has an interesting if not unique premise. People waking up from a long coma with memory loss is a well used plot, so an author needs to have some uncommon twists and great characters to ... Read full review

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User Review  - CelticLibrarian - LibraryThing

3.0 out of 5 stars - This mother wants to know. The premise was good -- woman wakes from year-long coma after an automobile accident. She can't remember anything. She goes home and finds out that ... Read full review

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About the author (2013)

Award-winning author of 66 LAPS and WIFE GOES ON, Leslie Lehr's ssays have appeared in the anthology MOMMY WARS, THE HONEYMOON'S OVER and Arianna Huffington's ON BECOMING FEARLESS. She was the screenwriter for a romantic thriller, "Heartless," which is screening in Europe, and sold the script "Club Divorce" to Lifetime. She has a BA from the USC School of Cinematic Arts and an MFA from Antioch. She lives in Santa Monica with her husband and two daughters.

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