Susan wakens up from a drug induced sleep in a strange room and soon realises that she has been abducted and her teenage daughter Cara is missing. A few hours of fun. By reading a book, you will definitely get the effect. There is one scene in the movie that does work, in every way. She's fairly sure she has been drugged. I w The Good Mother I found to be quite a strange read yet one that is highly disturbing.
It's a relatively quick read and one that will appeal to all psychological fiction lovers. And where is her daughter? It soon starts to pick up again though as Suze realises that she knows her attacker from somewhere and slowly she begins to piece together who he is. Upon discovering that her daughter is imprisoned in the next room, Susan must summon whatever strength she has to keep her daughter safe from harm. Susan comes to in a locked room. This scene is powerfully acted by Wright and Bellamy, and succeeds, and is moving, and is so convincing that it shows up the contrivance and manipulation of the rest of the film. Thank you for your answer its very much appreciated.
The story arc allows readers to identify and then project how their parenting may be unknowingly going off the rails. I will admit that this book felt a little too tense at times, there was a point I put it down as it felt claustrophobic, but this just shows the skill in the writing. The plot is absorbing enough. Sue Miller is an American novelist and short story writer who has authored a number of best-selling novels. The book I think was a bit choppy, with the first part totally being devoted to her childhood. Then she married John, who is the love of her life and they adopted Derek together when his mother was sent to prison. What bothered me the most, though, was the narrator and main character, Anna.
I found myself sat reading this on the el wanting to cry out, oh for christsake put it away man I'm getting sore just reading this. Can't wait for the next one. Sorry if that sounds confusing but you will see what I mean when you read it! This was a gripping read, with some completely unexpected twists and turns and with a shocking ending. The family home is immaculate, her husband's supper is cooked on time, but when she starts writing to Michael, a prisoner convicted of murder, she finds herself obsessing about his crime and whether he can ever truly be forgiven. Each chapter offers the reader another revelation until you find yourself coming to the end. Perhaps today's view is more jaded; I found myself surprised that she was surprised. If you enjoy psychological thrillers this is definitely well worth checking out! Eventually her captor turns up and she doesn't know who he is or why he's holding her captive.
These sometimes dialogic, sometimes competing scripts shape expectations but often fall short in adequately preparing mothers-to-be for what is to come. Each time I thought I had worked out a possible answer, I realised that another part of the story meant I couldn't be right! Where is her daughter, Cara? A million and one questions instantly bombarded my mind and I couldn't wait for the answers to be delivered. Then we find out that years ago, during her first marriage, Susan had a stillborn baby and her husband couldn't cope with her grief and left her. The side plot fractures the story, keeping the reader confused for most of the book. Throughout the course of this twisting and deceiving novel, A. Susan then discovers the horror of finding out her 8 year old daughter has also been captured and is in a room next door to her. But talk about pile on the agony, the ending of the poor child was so excessively long and drawn out.
I received a copy of this via NetGalley in return for a fair and honest review. I did like the characters until I didn't. A clever read that I highly recommend! She rose to the occasion of being a very good mother when the father was awarded custody of the daughter and they lived in Washington, D. I couldn't put it down. The only reason I read this book was that I was stuck on an eight hour ride and didn't have any other book on me. The first thing that occupies Susan's head-space is the whereabouts of her daughter.
I have actually experienced it many times, but there are times when it holds such an experience. And how could she have made that trip alone at such a tender age? Suffice to say, all is not what it first seems and although I did nearly give up on this during the early stages, I'm glad I read to the end to appreciate what I didn't like about it. And from there, the second half of the book was focused on solving the relationship between Suze and her husband - Paul, which, I may say, nothing to deal with! It is a riveting read, a real page turner with unanticipated macabre connotations and, as I said at the beginning of this review, that ending is a final spectacular twist that turns everything onto its head. This chapter explores the disunity between pre-birth expectations and the lived bodily experience of new parenthood. Susan wakens up from a drug induced sleep in a strange room and soon realises that she has been abducted and her teenage daughter Cara is missing.
Actually Stina, it's very true in what y o u say, and truthfully I d I d not look at bit from that prospective. The reader is introduced to Susan, who has absolutely no idea of where she is. This book captures the diversity of contemporary women's experiences. The Good Mother I found to be quite a strange read yet one that is highly disturbing. Susan knows that she has met her captor before. Her captor brings her food and takes her to the bathroom. He appears again during the final court hearings, where his dialogue is so clipped he can hardly make himself clear.
The situation she finds herself in is intriguing. I would have liked it better if she had devoted more space to her inner conflicts. The ex husband is understandably enraged to discover this has happened and seeks full custody of the child. Unfortunately, from the start, I was put off by the disjointed, muddled, repetitive and what seemed like a rath A psychological mystery which does more to fool the reader than most. Still, I won't give up on Sue Miller as an author -- it's not her talent that eludes me -- just this particular cast of characters. But we get so many smiles, so much charming confusion, in the scenes after she meets the sculptor that we begin to yearn for her to grow up. Witty, entertaining and provocative, this is a unique and important book that will transform your perspective of parenting forever.
The first half of the book was so boring I felt like giving up on it but I wanted to finish it. I've seen others say this too about this book and think that because of the way it is told you do need to read in large chunks to keep it fresh in your mind. The emotions and fear that were going through Susan had me in turmoil as much as her. Fantastic reading Felt like my heart was hurting more and more as the story unfolded. I just had to keep going to find out what happened next.