- Paperback: 306 pages
- Publisher: Thomas & Mercer (26 Mar. 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1611098076
- ISBN-13: 978-1611098075
- Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 14.6 x 21.6 cm
- Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (167 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,218,574 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Mommy, May I? Paperback – 26 Mar 2013
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About the Author
A. K. Alexander dreamed of being a writer since the age of nine, earning a degree in journalism from the University of Southern California before tackling fiction. Today she is the author of almost two dozen books—women’s fiction, paranormal novels, mysteries, and thrillers—including her recently re-issued debut novel, Covert Reich. A lifelong equestrian, she helps to run her family business manufacturing sports-medicine products for horses. She is a native of San Diego, California, and still lives there today with her family, which includes three kids, nine horses, four dogs, and a cat.
Top Customer Reviews
I found this to be an average read. Nothing too exciting here, I didn't find it scary like the synposis made it out to be.
I didn't particularly find any of the characters likeable, maybe it was because this book didn't go into any real depth or background of the characters, it was hinted that but nothing definate was explained and the only past story we got was Richard the killer.
I also didn't like how Helena kept having to "fight" her feeling for Patrick. I mean really? he had an affair with you, got you pregnant, proceeded to convince you to give your child up and then seemed to let his wife treat the daughter like c**p for years?!? Surely all that should have killed off all romantic feelings. Maybe I am just someone who holds a grudge but to me there is no way after all that, I wouldn't remotely want to be with this man.
I would have liked a few more details on the FBI guy but again details was sadly lacking here, and again for someone supposedly still heartbroken over his murdered wife, he got with Claire the journalist pretty darn quick and without must explanation, one minute they weren't together, then they were.
To be honest, the most interesting character of this book was Richard the killer. His reasoning for the grudge against Helena were a bit off but to be honest most reasonings of a serial killer are dodgy so I can let this one go.
I have read others from this author (i cant remember what of the top of my head) and I know I enjoyed them more than I did this one. In fact with this review I have talked myself down from a 2.5 star rating to a 2. The things I have listed above just really annoyed me and the story didn't really come together like it should have for me. It all felt slow and rushed all at the same time. I kept reading purely because this was a book sent to me by Amazon to review. I wouldn't NOT read any from this author again but I won't be rushing out to read more.
Mommy, May I? is about Helena Shea who has some ups and downs in her life and she wants to get things back on track. She is attempting to make ammends in her life and forge relationships she needs in her life. She is an interesting character with faults I think most of us can relate to. When a serial killer enters her life, she is unaware until a murder leads back to Helena and then her sixteen-year-old daughter Frankie (I have to say that Frankie is as strong of a character as Helena. I enjoyed reading her scenes very much) is abducted by this guy. There is intrigue, drama, some romance, and a mystery that has a surprise ending. I never would have guessed what was going to happen.
I personally enjoy A.K. Alexander as Michele Scott. I met her once at a writer's conference and had read her books. She is a lovely person and I admit I am her biggest fan. I think so anyway. I very much enjoy her mysteries, but these books are just as good, just a bit scarier and darker than her usual stuff.
There were apostrophe mistakes and off was used in a sentence instead of out and there were a few instances where speechmarks were left out and drivel spelt as drivle/feebie spelt as freebie. These were annoying.
I wasn't keen on Patrick.......he seemed a selfish sod, if you ask me.
I think it would have been a lot better if it was longer and we were told all of the varying past stories and therefore didn't keep jumping around as we read.
Bring back Holly Jennings, I say !!
Helena Shea is an ex-model who has had press coverage for both good and bad reasons, the latter on account of an affair with a married man at a young age and then a bad relationship with drugs. Following rehab, she rebuilds her life by setting up her own modelling agency and building a home for young single mothers whose paths have taken them to an unhappy place not dissimilar to hers. A threatening phone call, a fire and its devastating effects suddenly rock Helena's rebuilt world, but when evil touches her estranged daughter, Helena has to dig deep into her troubled past to search for whom might be so intent on seeking revenge. Little does she know that a sick and twisted killer is way too close to home for comfort.
The story wastes no time and ensures you're well and truly hooked. It delivers on suspense and there's a gosh, I didn't expect that moment towards the end that seals a well-earned four/five-star stamp for this novel. The writing isn't quite as sophisticated as it could be, perhaps, but the characters are well combined and profiled, and the author portrays a depraved killer with unnerving skill.
I'm glad I squirrelled it onto my Kindle!
I received a complimentary copy of this book in order to review it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
There have not been many books that I have decided not to finish - this is one of them. I can't remember why I bought it - whatever it was I was totally misled. Read morePublished 2 months ago by teacher L5
I didn't guess who Richard really was till the end. Good bedtime reading. Looking forward to trying more of her storiesPublished 7 months ago by Anne C.
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FOUND CONTENT DISGUSTING.. HOWEVER I STILL MANAGED TO FINISH IT.Published 16 months ago by Iris Gillian Collins