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?
Deanna Josephs of Weymouth is a mother of three children, ages 3, 5 and 6, and has been a fan of Scottoline’s writing for years. While she has read most of her early mystery and legal thrillers, she is particularly attracted to Scottoline’s more recent work, which examines the definition of motherhood and boundaries of mother love.
Josephs just finished reading Scottoline’s new release, “Come Home,” and likens it to another of her Scottoline favorites, “Save Me,” which was published last year.
“I’ve always been fond of novels with strong women characters,’’ Josephs said, “but now I am especially drawn to stories where mothers, like myself, unexpectedly find themselves thrust into situations which force them to discover intellect, strength and resources they never knew they had.”
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