We Were Mothers by Katie Sise

We Were Mothers

A brilliant, twisty novel about a missing woman, an unfaithful husband, and the dark secrets that will destroy two perfect families.A scandalous revelation is about to devastate a picturesque town where the houses are immaculate and the neighborhoods are tightly knit. Devoted mother Cora O’Connell has found the journal of her friend Laurel’s daughter—a beautiful college student who lives next door—revealing an illicit encounter. Hours lat...


Details We Were Mothers

TitleWe Were Mothers
Author
Release DateOct 1st, 2018
PublisherLittle A
LanguageEnglish
GenreFiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller
Rating

Reviews We Were Mothers

  • Kendall
    2018-10-06
    So... I was going back and forth between a 2 and a 3 star for this one. BUT, I've been told that apparently I'm very critical of my books and am hard to please SO... I'm looking at the positives of this one my friends :) This reminded me a little bit of Big Little Lies but unfortunately fell flat to that comparison. But, I loved the neighborhood mamma drama scene here and love the neighborhood gossip! :) If you love the lies, gossip, and drama wi...
  • Marialyce
    2018-10-25
    2.5 do you love a soap opera story starsMy reviews can be seen here: http://yayareadslotsofbooks.wordpress... “Wasn’t that what mothers were there for? You could rail against them, you could blame them, and you could hate them, but you still needed their love the way you needed water.” Today I have a review for the book We Were Mothers. I have to say that being a mother of four plus this gorgeous cover are what attracted me to this book by ...
  • PinkAmy loves 💕 books📖, cats😻 and naps🛏
    2018-09-03
    1.5 STARSLately I’ve done a terrible job choosing free Prime First Reads from Amazon. My enjoyment of WE WERE MOTHERS was one star, but I think Katie Sise’s novel is better than my enjoyment of it.Told from multiple points of view WE WERE MOTHERS is full of characters I didn’t care about, heavy on plot of cheating and lies and slow to grab interest. The writing isn’t terrible, but never pulled me in. None of the characters felt unique. Si...
  • Darinda
    2018-09-25
    Cora and her husband host a birthday party for their two year old twins, and things go downhill quickly afterwards. Cora discovers a journal of her neighbor's daughter that reveals a secret. Soon after, the neighbor's daughter goes missing. As one weekend's events unravel, the lives of multiple families are changed. The story opens with a birthday party for toddlers, where Cora has invited family and friends to celebrate her young children. The g...
  • Basic B's Guide
    2018-10-20
    SO MANY SECRETS!!!“A brilliant, twisty novel about a missing woman, an unfaithful husband, and the dark secrets that will destroy two perfect families.”To be honest I was expecting another suspense novel that would keep my interest, throw a few twists in and leave me forgetting it days later. This is definitely not the case with We Were Mothers.The story is complex and layered. It’s a story about relationships, secrets, love and loss. The t...
  • Melike
    2018-09-20
    Desperately tries to be Big Little Lies and fails. Awful characters, terrible plot and lousy writing.
  • Barbara
    2018-09-02
    I struggled this month to choose my free Amazon prime book because there seemed to be several good prospects. I'm slightly kicking myself that I went for 'We Were Mothers' as I found it very ordinary and a bit disappointing. The opening pace was SO slow that I really found myself checking other reviews to see if there was any prospect of it picking up. I would say I was over a third of the way through before it became even slightly interesting. I...
  • Love2Read
    2018-09-03
    Terrible I felt like I just read a screenplay for a really bad soap opera! It was so bad! I had to skim page after page because the dialogue and plot lines were so far fetched it literally felt like I was in a Days of our Lives storyline. The author has potential but seriously, I feel like I wasted two days on this drivel. Skip this one!
  • Chandra Claypool (wherethereadergrows)
    2018-11-05
    At first this gave me Desperate Housewives vibes but without the humor... which then gave me more Big Little Lies vibes... either way, there's a neighborhood full of mothers/daughters/wives that all interconnect in some way or another and boy do they ALL have secrets! Good lawd, did I need a chart of some kind to keep up with all of them.I didn't feel like there was one particular plot line - it did center around one particular thing but ultimate...
  • Amber Myott
    2018-10-17
    Ummmmm .....I’m sorry to say but this reads like a bad midday t.v movie for me . That’s it !
  • Lynda Kelly
    2018-09-06
    Picked this as my Kindle First offering for the current month. It is VERY well presented indeed, I only spotted a couple of mistakes, which is highly impressive. However, if I'm honest, it's quite a mumsy book and story and I'm not a mother, so it wasn't really my "thing" and at parts I tended to glaze over a little because I just didn't find all that side of things very interesting as I have no experience of that side of life and neither have I ...
  • Lynn Perry
    2018-09-03
    Author Not Ready For Adult Fiction - Should Stay With YA AudienceMy 1st impression when I started reading was that the language was very stilted/trite. As I got further into the story, I became less pre-occupied by the wording, and more upset with the storyline, which I found inauthentic - almost as if the author's motivation was not to create a good story ( or even to make a buck or two)- but to disgorge a bunch of her own personal ideas of what...
  • Annie
    2018-06-22
    Cora and Sam. Dash and Laurel. Jade and Jeremy. Sarah and Clarke. Anna and Mira and Asher. And then there's Maggie. You have to absolutely be sure that you get the characters straight because this is one of those books that is told from different points of view. But the one piece that ties all the main characters together is the death of Maggie. This book started out slowly for me but it builds and picks up steam with each chapter. In fact it pic...
  • Laurie Fannin
    2018-09-03
    The most interesting character dies 1/3 of the way into the book, then it's just interminabe, utterly predictable and has perhaps the most boring main character I have chanced upon in a very long time. She's just plain stupid which makes reading this an exercise in frustration. All the characters are stereotypes and therefore dull. I do not recommend this book. At all. I sped through the last half (it's also way too long for it's flimsy plot) but...
  • Angela Ford
    2018-09-07
    Dark secrets This is one of those stories that makes my heart hurt. It’s a cross between Desperate Housewives and Big Little Lies with a focus on the deadly power of secrets. Each woman has a secret and they hold it in until everything explodes.
  • Cortney Walton
    2018-10-23
    I really enjoyed this book. It wasn’t what I thought it would be. It was way better. The characters were very flawed, but interesting. The women were very relatable. Towards the end there were so many things happening I didn’t know what the final outcome would be. Great book!
  • Kelly
    2018-09-03
    It was an easy read that I finished in an afternoon. It definitely held my interest but in the end it just felt like a LOT relative to the length and substance of the book. I’m not sure how to best describe it...
  • Alexandra
    2018-08-29
    I was blown away by this book! I expected a fluffy summer read, and instead found myself up all night unable to break myself from the suspense. Not least, the setting of this book reminded me a little too much of the small town in which I live. It makes me think twice about my neighbors and friends!
  • Maxine
    2018-09-23
    "Twisty," yes. "Brilliant?" no. It was as though I were a viewer, watching from afar, as a story unfolded, never really able to hear or interpret what I was watching. Eventually I would walk away from the scene, without knowing or really caring what happened. In this case, however, I stayed to the end - but I should have left as soon as I realized that I was not engaged.
  • RedRedtheycallmeRed
    2018-09-02
    Almost every single man in this book is a dirtbag. I think the detective is probably the only one who wasn't. The blurb is a little misleading, Mira doesn't disappear until the book is almost half over, so it wasn't quite the mystery novel I thought it would be. More like everyone is harboring a lot of secrets.The book is told through four POV: Cora, Sarah, Jade and Laurel. Cora is married to Sam and a mom to twin toddlers. She's very neurotic, a...
  • Julia
    2018-09-14
    DNF. Barely made it to 19%. I got this as a Kindle First Reads (or whatever it's called) so at least I'm not out any money, even though I feel like I've wasted my time.Nothing has even happened yet and I'm almost a fifth through the book. Waaaaay too many characters to try to keep track of. Feels like there's a LOT of telling instead of showing.
  • Jessica
    2018-09-14
    There was not a single character in this book that was believable as a real human being. From the woman who wears the hospital mesh panties 2 years after her babies were born along with her lululemon, to all the psychotic men who don't seem to care about any of their families, this book was filled with contradictory and nonsensical motives and drama.
  • Laura
    2018-09-05
    This book was pretty much a middle of the road experience for me. I’d have given it three stars but the overuse of exclamation points during the first chapter was off-putting. Instead of sounding like an early thirties adult, Cora sounded like an extremely dramatic preteen.
  • Anita !Fajita! Pita
    2018-09-26
    3.5This was such a roller coaster ride for me. This book jumped between 1 star and probably 4 stars about 4 or 5 times.The twists. There were so many twists. Some I saw coming, some came out of nowhere, and there were even a couple that seemed to be tossed in just for shits and giggles because they didn't add a thing to the story. I'm actually still scratching my head about the key scene that was the start of story here. First off: Cora. This lad...
  • Donna Hines
    2018-10-14
    The things mother's do to save everyone else...We Were Mother's is about sacrifices amid scandal and chaos abuse v love and friendships v betrayals.Folks this ain't for the light hearted but it does deal with two families being broken .Cora is a mom who finds out her friend Laurel's daughter has suddenly vanished..There are a variety of couples in this one so stay alert to altering casts and twisted plots but it does deal with possibly two women ...
  • J B
    2018-10-27
    Slow start, but a fast-moving climatic ending!The author undoubtedly needed to build backstory in order to develop each character and demonstrate how their lives intertwined, but I admittedly almost gave up on it until small fragments began to click and the plot thickened. When the story finally took off, IT TOOK OFF! The ending was satisfying - except for the fate of that monster, Dash!
  • Kayo
    2018-09-18
    I debated on the rating I gave this book. The first 3/4 of the book were a solid 5 stars, the last 1/4 dropped it down. It's as though author had to rush to get everything finished to make it work. Overall, still a good book.
  • Stacie Boren
    2018-10-13
    I purchased this book from Amazon to read with @saltwaterreads. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 We Were Mothers by Katie Sise. In the beginning of this book I was feeling a bit frustrated about the time and the people arrangement of chapters but it quickly meshed together and I overcame that. In idyllic Ravendale everyone must be seen as "the perfect family". Your kids must be smarter, your spouses must work harder, and every wife m...
  • Maddie
    2018-09-11
    I wanted to like this book more, and I was waffling between 2 and 3 stars, but ultimately, I didn't really actually like this book. TL;DR This book was like a rip-off of Big Little Lies, only not as good. ALL the characters were unlikeable, save for Jade and the detective. And not in a Gone Girl-esque, unlikeable but sympathetic and well written way. Cora was the neurotic helicopter mom who lost all identity the second she got pregnant. Laurel an...