Mother May I by Joshilyn Jackson

Brenda’s review

Joshilyn Jackson is one of my all-time favorite authors, and I love to listen to her books. She narrators her books herself and who knows their character’s better than the author. I listened and read part of the book but enjoyed listening to it more. If you enjoy listening to audiobooks, this is one not to be missed. Well, I think reading or listening to all Joshilyn Jackson books are not to be missed.

Mother May I explores what a mother will do for their child. After a mysterious woman kidnaps Bree’s infant son, she puts Bree to that test. Bree knows little why she took her son but learns she is a mother too, and she is willing to do the unthinkable for her daughter. Now Bree must do what she says without knowing why.

The story starts off slow while we get to know the characters, and as Joshilyn Jackson skillfully builds that tension to the story, she is known for. Then it turns into a dark, suspenseful, edge of your seat gripping, twisty one, as we see Bree become trapped in a dangerous web of revenge and secrets while racing against time to save her son. The story is full of twists, turns and dark discoveries that did rattle me a bit. I seem to be a bit more sensitive to stories involving children lately, and this one is unsettling with a mother willing to harm an infant if she doesn’t get what she wants.

The big reveal is a good one and I liked how it was handled, but the story takes a few more turns after that felt a bit much and overwhelms the story. I did enjoy how it all wrapped up in the end.

The audiobook is easy to listen to and, at times, a bit repetitive, so if your mind does wander a bit while listening, it’s easy to get back on track with the story.

I received an audiobook copy through NetGalley and an E-Galley through EW from the publisher.

3 thoughts on “Mother May I by Joshilyn Jackson”

  1. Adorable tablet cover! 🐝
    I love that the author tells her own story on audio. I feel that there is more energy inside the story that way. The book sounds great, keep ya on the edge of your seat!
    Awesome review B!!

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    1. Thank you, T! I just love this pattern and it’s so fun!! I can always count on this author to keep me on the edge of my seat!!

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