by Anya Mora
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Pub Date 20 Sep 2023 | Archive Date 27 Sep 2023
This book will tear you apart.
A mother’s love is everything.
“A teenage boy from Port Rainier has been airlifted to Harbor Hill Hospital. Critical injuries.”
My heart crawls up my throat, and I grip the table. Lost for words. Tears fill my eyes. Ezra.
I already lost my husband to a tragic accident.
I can’t lose my son, too.
I call him again, not wanting to believe the worst. That he hasn’t picked up because he’s the boy in the helicopter.
I check back at the house. Ezra’s been in his room playing video games all night. His phone died. Relief washes through me. He’s okay. But the boy in the hospital is Ezra’s childhood friend Daniel. He was attacked out on the clay fields and left for dead.
The next day I go down to the basement to put on a load of laundry. Ezra’s clothes are in the machine.
Pulse quickening, my hands shake as I stretch the fabric of my son’s clothing, taking in the enormity of what I hold.
I know my stains. My newspaper column is filled with household advice. How to make your floorboards shine. How to treat a pesky stain.
This is no ordinary stain. It’s a bloodstain. A pair of dark denim blue jeans size 31x34, caked in orange clay and dark red blood.
Daniel was beaten to within an inch of his life out on the clay fields. Now he’s on life support.
I know my son can’t be responsible for this. But I can’t stop the nagging thoughts in the back of my mind . . . He’s been so distant ever since his father died.
How well do I really know my boy?
Perfect for fans of Freida McFadden, Jeneva Rose, Colleen Hoover and Keri Beevis.
Please note this is a revised edition of Secrets Mothers Keep.
What readers are saying about Anya Mora’s absolutely unputdownable domestic suspense thriller:
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘WOW! Just wow! Jodi Picoult, watch out for this one.’ C.B.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Mothers of teenage sons should ALL read this! Thanks so much for this story. It was REAL life!’ Bonnie
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘AMAZING! I was spellbound almost immediately! The story absolutely tugged all my heart.’ JeffreysMom
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Oh my goodness. I loved this book. Full of heart, love, understanding.’ Gloria
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Can’t put down. This plotline pulls you back and forth, a roller-coaster with no end.’ J.Mehl
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I’m still trying to draw breath after this roller-coaster of a story!’ Lemonhunny
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Oh my gosh, this was an amazing read!! Truly captures the love of a mother for her child!!’ A reader in the US
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘A very dramatic tale of a mother's love. Moved me to tears. I felt every raw emotion she felt.’ LeeD57
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Another winner by Anya Mora. She definitely knows how to draw you deep into the story.’ Joann
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Several moments that had my heart racing as I grabbed my Kindle tight waiting to read what would happen next. The pacing kept me enthralled from the first page to the last.’ Vikki
Also by Anya Mora:
MY HUSBAND’S WIFE
NOT MY BABY
THE PERFECT FAMILY
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