Monday, December 7, 2020


Bree Cabbat is living a charmed life in Mother May I. After a less-than-prosperous childhood, she met and married a man who came from Atlanta's upper crust.  She is living a life of ease and comfort with her attorney husband Trey and their three children.  That is until Trey is away on a business trip and their infant son disappears.  Bree is watching her daughter during play practice, in the middle of a busy school auditorium, when she notices her son and his baby carrier are missing.  A piece of paper is left behind, instructing her to go home and await further instructions.

Of course, once she is contacted, she is instructed not to contact the police.  The kidnapper has some very specific and strange instructions that Bree must follow if she wants to see her son again.  Luckily, her husband's firm employs her old friend, former cop Marshall Chase, and he soon is brought in by Bree to help her get her son back. 

In investigating the kidnapping, Bree discovers just why her family has been targeted, and it causes her to question everything she knows and trusts about her family.  The action in the book is fast-paced and I was kept on the edge of my seat waiting for the next twist in the action.  There is also a lot of social commentary in the book, in terms of wealth, race and privilege and the different types of "justice" that is unconsciously afforded to different groups.  Overall, this was a very engaging and thrilling story!

Disclaimer:  I received an advanced reader's copy of Mother May I from the publisher in exchange for this review


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