Sunday, October 09, 2016
Saving Phoebe Murrow by Herta Feely Review
Have you ever tried to be the perfect mother? Isabel, a DC lawyer, does everything she can to keep Phoebe from harm, but fails when the mysterious Shane appears on Facebook and flirts with her teenage daughter.
A story about the timeless struggle between mothers and their teen daughters with a razor-sharp 21st century twist. This heart-wrenching, harrowing debut novel for fans of Big Little Lies (Liane Moriarty) and Reconstructing Amelia (Kimberly McCreight) will make you question what's needed to keep your children from harm. Phoebe's mother, Isabel, is precariously balancing her career and her family.
Hard-working and caring, worried but supportive, all Isabel wants, in a world of bullies and temptations, is to keep her daughter Phoebe safe. With her busy schedule, though, she fails to recognize another mother's mounting fury and the danger Phoebe faces by flirting with a mysterious boy on Facebook. A cyberbullying episode aimed at Phoebe pushes her to the edge with horrific consequences. In her search for justice, Isabel, a DC lawyer, sets out to find the culprit behind this cruel incident.
Saving Phoebe Murrow, set amidst the complicated web of adolescent relationships, tells a story of miscommunication and malice, drugs and Facebook, prejudice and revenge.
You can purchase on Amazon.
I recevied a complimentary copy.
Cassandra's Review- Heartbreaking and life shattering, this book is a really sad one. Some parents are the worst and even though they are less than wonderful, it is also the responsibility of the older teens and young adults to be safe. I have had the privilege of being able to homeschool and really base my life around my family in a way that keeps everyone safe.
Now I am in no way perfect and my children did face bullies in the early years of public school which led to my ultimate choice to give up my freedom and spend 24/7 with my family. I do not expect praise for being a good parent, that should come without saying.
It just destroys my spirit when I read books like this because although it is well written and open, it still creates this horrid story of just sadness. It does need to be read and shared because it is real and more people need awareness.