A mother’s bond with her child is powerful and inevitably filled with strong emotion. Mystery writer Agatha Christie once stated, “For most women, the love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path.”
In recent novels, Lisa Scottoline, a mystery writer with an impressive list of thrillers to her name, chooses to explore the nature, breadth, and depth of this unique bond. In particular, Scottoline questions just how far will a mother go on her child’s behalf; are there limits to a mother’s love and sacrifice?