Book cover for The Mother



03 March 2022
272 pages
Imprint: Pan


As emotionally satisfying as it is simply constructed, The Mother tells the tale of every woman's worst nightmare: losing a child, then having to face in court the man accused of murdering that child . . . A powerful scenario, and Yvvette Edwards, in only her second novel, explores it with skill and subtlety, finding shards of humanity in her bitter, combustible narrator
Skilfully plotted and heart-wrenching
Thrilling, tense and poignant
A compelling novel that gets into the head of a mother attending the trial of the boy accused of murdering her son. Her story gathers momentum and tension until the final verdict