The Mother

A gripping, twisty crime thriller packed with twists

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Pub Date 06 Oct 2022 | Archive Date 22 Aug 2022

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Being head of a family is what she knows best

A decade ago, Cara Fraser, wife to one of Glasgow’s most notorious gangsters, was left a widow after Kyle Fraser was slain on the city streets.

The intervening years haven’t been easy – not least as Kyle’s murder left her to bring up little Ryan and Sean alone.

Now, Ryan and Sean are adults, and honouring their father’s memory by rising up to become the top gangsters on the dark streets of Glasgow.

Cara’s kept her head down, but has spent the last few years vowing to take vengeance on the crime family who killed her beloved husband and left her children without a father.

Glasgow gangland is about to discover that a mother will do anything for her family… even murder.

Being head of a family is what she knows best

A decade ago, Cara Fraser, wife to one of Glasgow’s most notorious gangsters, was left a widow after Kyle Fraser was slain on the city streets.

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Alex Kane, stand up take a bow and straighten up the crown! This is a phenomenal read and one that I instantly knew I was going to love. However, I didn’t expect to love this as much as I have.

I knew as soon as this landed it was a book I had to read. I have devoured this masterpiece in less than 24 hours. Kane has pulled me in, transported me to Glasgow and kept me hostage until the very last page.

As always, this is possibly my favourite of Alex’s books. However, I have definitely been left craving more. This is a masterpiece and one of my top reads. Alex is just so lovely yet manages to create the darkest of books. I absolutely love it.

The Mother introduces us to the Frasers and the Brysons. Both families with some dodgy individuals, questionable decisions and completely unpredictable motives. Despite this, I have adored them from beginning to end! I found myself completely invested in the characters.

This is perfectly written and paced. You absolutely cannot predict this one. It’s filled with moments to shock and completely enthral the reader. Alex is a genius, a queen and absolutely phenomenal writer as well as being a lovely and gorgeous human.

This is a must read and a book worthy of all the stars and praise. This is a must read and one I have been unwilling and unable to put down. Whether a fan of Alex or a new reader this is a must.

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Firstly thank you Netgalley for this ARC

Wow another page turner by Alex can these books get any better

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This book was brilliant
Cara Fraser was one of the gangster wife who was killed by other gangsters
She had two children called Ryan and Sean
She is about to discover that a mother will do
I had an ARC

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The Mother by Alex Kane

A decade ago, Cara Fraser, wife to one of Glasgow’s most notorious gangsters, was left a widow after Kyle Fraser was slain on the city streets.
The intervening years haven’t been easy – not least as Kyle’s murder left her to bring up little Ryan and Sean alone.
Now, Ryan and Sean are adults, and honouring their father’s memory by rising up to become the top gangsters on the dark streets of Glasgow
Really enjoyed this one , it just might be Alex Kane's best yet.
Brilliant storyline , loved fiesty character Cara and her quest to bring up her boys Ryan and Kyle , who in turn want to rule the streets of Glasgow , much like their Dad.
Can't wait to read the next book.

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This was a amazing book I couldn't put it down the story was gripping and intriguing.i just couldn't put it down untill I had read the lot.
Well done Alex another book smashed!!!!

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Another fantastic book by Alex Kane, I am a great fan of her work and always know that I am in for an enjoyable few hours when I pick up on of her books, plus I do love the gangster theme. The book moves from past to present and setting up the storyline which proves successful.

Cara Foster loses her husband Kyle in a gangland killing, consumed by grief Cara was left to raise her two sons Ryan and Sean by herself. Now the boys are grown men and out to keep up the tradition of carrying on the family name and in doing to making many enemies along the way, trying to become the top players in the Glasgow drugs underworld. But there is another gangland family that have a strong presence in Glasgow, and at a family wedding to renew their vows Dale Bryson and his wife's family are targeted by an unknown shooter. His brother is killed and his daughter left extremely traumatised. This leads to a wonderful tale of family secrets and betrayals with revenge now high on the list for both families. Strong characters and a fast plot make this an excellent read, another winner for me and this is definitely one of my go to authors.

Thank you to Netgalley, the author and publisher for an advanced copy of this book.

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Another brilliant read by this author,just when you think she's written her best she proves you wrong going up another level.
I love her ability to make each character likable even the bad guys.Im counting down the days till the next book by this author.
Highly recommended.
Thanks to Netgalley and Hera Books for the ARC.

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Thank you to Netgalley, the author and publisher for this arc of this book.

A great book which I raced through, two families who both want to be the top dogs of Glasgow. How far will these Mothers go to protect their families and get revenge.

I will look out for more Alex Kane books

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I’ve never read a book by this author before, but recently it’s a genre I’ve gone back too. These sorts of storylines in particular. So I was quite excited when I saw this and was extremely pleased to be able to receive an arc.

I had an idea of what I was expecting when I started this and it didn’t disappoint. The author set the scene beautifully, and with such excellent writing skills, it’s easy to follow the back and forth of the storyline.
The characters were extremely strong and well executed, I really found myself invested in what was happening. What else do you need from a book?
Whatever you are looking for, this has it all and I would highly recommend.
I’m fact, I’m now going to go and have a look at what other books I can buy now. I’m looking forward to hearing more from this author in the future.
Thank you to the author, the publisher and Netgalley for my arc.

All thoughts and opinions expressed here are entirely my own.

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Angie and Dale Bryson have three children two sons and a daughter but Angie will do anything to protect her children. Cara is married to Kyle Fraser they have two sons. Kyle and his brother work for the Bryson s .but Kyle and his brother are getting greedy and want there own business. but one night Cara gets a knock at her door its the police Kyle and his brother have been murdered. time goes buy and Cara s boys grow up and they want revenge for there fathers murder. this story is very good its about lies deceit and two mothers who will protect there own

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Wow Alex Kane gets better and better with each book this was addictive fast paced and ruthless . I loved it a brilliant story line kept me hooked and wanting more . Recommend this highly

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Having read all of this authors previous books, I was beyond excited to get given this ARC and it hasn't disappointed! Fast paced, gritty and with its fair share if undesirables this book us a corker. Looking forward to the next instalment.

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I love alex kanes books and this one was no different.
Cara frazer was married to one of glasgows largest gangsters, he was killed on the streets he ran.. cara bought up her 2 sons ryan and shawn alone.
Ryan and shawn are now adults and are climbing the gangster ladder, they also want revenge for their father.. Will cara and the boys find who was responsible???? Fast paced, gritty, exciting, highley recommend

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A decade ago, Cara Fraser, wife to one of Glasgow’s most notorious gangsters, was left a widow after Kyle Fraser was slain on the city streets.
The intervening years haven’t been easy not least as Kyle’s murder left her to bring up little Ryan and Shaun alone.
Now, Ryan and Sean are adults, and honouring their father’s memory by rising up to become the top gangsters on the dark streets of Glasgow.
Cara’s kept her head down, but spent the last decade years vowing to take vengeance on the crime family who killed her beloved husband and left her children without a father.
Glasgow gangland is about to discover that a mother will do anything for her family… even murder.
A gritty crime thriller that fans of Kimberly Chambers and Mandasue Heller won’t be able to put down.
Totally enjoyable read and totally recommend
Thank You NetGalley and Hera Books
I just reviewed The Mother by Alex Kane. #TheMother #NetGalley

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The Brysons are the top bosses in Glasgow running the drug scene headed up by Angie, her husband and his brothers. The Frasers are another family that work for them fancy a shot at the top spot and animosity builds up and then explodes.
Good story line with action and suspense. Definitely worth a read.

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Another Jaw dropping explosive read from Alex Kane, her writing just gets better and better everytime.

Cara Frazer and Angie Bryaon will do anything to protect their children. So when the two families clash there is revenge to be had.

Cara and her sons are out for war and knows Angie's deepest secret who will come out on top.

This was an amazing read loved every moment of this, one to keep you turning those pages eager to find out what happens next.

Highly recommended and look foward to reading more from Alex Kane.

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The Glasgow gangland world. Angie Bryson husband Dale two children Ashley and Conor this family are rising figures and powerful.
Angie has always scraped by in her life and is now well provided for. She loves Dale a big business woman wife and mother, Dale and his brothers are the face of the underworld nightclubs casino and construction companies .
The Fraser brothers Ian and Kyle are not trusted by Angie and Cara Fraser and her have never got on, there's trouble ahead and the Bryson's go all out to survive. And also withheld secret's are about to surface.
This is one hell of a book, full of action and almighty chapters I could not put it down. Once again big five stars from me especially for the slap bang ending that I didn't see that coming.

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Great book, set in Glasgow gangland with 2 families at war all because one was trying double cross the other. There is drugs guns you nake it.
Enjoyed reading tho wasn't as indepth as some of the authors I enjoy but thank you for wonderful book Alex Kane

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Yet another great read from Alex Kane . Kept you gripped right till the end . Hope there is a follow up to this book .

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Angie Bryson is a woman who will do anything to protect her children and at any cost. Her family due to the business that her husband is in are well known. They are rich and want for nothing. When another family that works for them decide to get a piece of their lifestyle it doesn't exactly go well for them. Certain people have ticked off and crossed boundaries that you don't do to the Brysons and it will cost them thier lives.
Years later the wife and children of the deceased want revenge and will stop at nothing until they get it.
I really enjoyed reading this book and had plenty of action in it.

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I’d like to thank Hera Books and NetGalley for giving me the opportunity to read ‘The Mother’ written by Alex Kane in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.

Ten years ago Cara Fraser’s husband Kyle and his brother Ian are killed in a gangland killing by the Brysons, Glasgow’s top gangster family. Since then Cara has singlehandedly brought up her two sons Ryan and Sean but she’s always been determined to make the Brysons, Angie, Dale, Paul and Bob, pay for taking away her husband and as her sons have grown older they’ve also become involved in Cara’s scheming.

‘The Mother’ is a gritty and compelling thriller of two gangster families, the Brysons and the Frasers, with both mothers intent on keeping their families safe. From page one I’ve been gripped by the gruesome plot that’s had loads of drama, suspense and intrigue, not to mention bloodshed as both families want to take the other one out of circulation. I’ve been thoroughly involved as the story has progressed until reaching the conclusion that was a complete surprise and not at all how I’d expected it to end. This is an enjoyable thriller that’s well-written, easy to read and one I can recommend.

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A decade ago, Cara Fraser, wife to one of Glasgow's notorious gangsters, was left a widow after Kyle Fraser being slain on the city streets. The intervening years haven't been easy - not least as Kyle's murder left her to bring up little Ryan and Sean alone. Now. Ryan and Sean are adults and honouring their father's memory by rising up to become the top gangsters on the dark streets of Glasgow. Cara's kept her head down but has spent the last few years vowing to take vengeance on the crime family who killed her beloved husband and left her children without a father.

At times you can feel the trouble brewing through the pages. Secrets are about to surface. Cara Fraser and Angie Brysin will do anything to keep their family safe. But the two families are about to collide. The characters are well developed and likeable. This book is action packed, gripping and I found it hard to put the book down. I never saw that ending coming. I loved this gangland crime book.

I would like to thank #NetGalley #HeraBooks and the author #AlexKane for my ARC of #TheMother in exchange for an honest review.

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📚📖 BOOK REVIEW 📖📚

📖 Book - The Mother
✍️ Author - Alex Kane
📕 Publisher - Hera Books
🗓 Publication Date - 6th Oct 2022

Cara Fraser comes back Glasgow after many years. Having been the wife of a Glasgow Gangster, who was killed a number of years ago. Cara returns with her 2 sons, who will do everything, to find out who killed their father!

The story goes between when the boys were much younger and Cara is still married to her husband. I love when books do this. Gives me a better chance, to understand the characters that I am reading about. What made them as they are, or how they act.

I don’t give a 5 star easily BUT Alex yet again, caused me late nights, no housework or dinners made 🤣🤣! One of my authors, that I pre warn family, I’m off duty whilst reading their books!

Brilliant read yet again.
Thanks #netgalley #themother #alexkane #herabooks

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This is a really good read, well written and featuring two gangster families and set in Glasgow. Filled with family secrets, revenge, feuds and violence, I would recommend it if you enjoy gangster stories. The characterisation is good, the plot was interesting and it kept me entranced until the last page with plenty twists. Thanks to Net Galley for my ARC.

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This is the first book I have read from Alex Kane and it won't be the last. I had got a bit fed up of gangland type stories but thought I would start again with this one and I'm glad I did. Like father like son springs to mind. Very entertaining and although I guessed what the outcome would be it didn't spoil the story.

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