Mum’s The Word by Lorraine Turnbull | Book Review

Mum's The Word by Lorraine Turnbull | Book Review

The blurb alone made me want to dive into this book. I mean she killed her husband and fed him to the pigs? You want to know more now, don't you? It just pulls you right in!

Mum’s The Word by Lorraine Turnbull | Book Review
Mum's The Word by Lorraine Turnbull
Genres: Scottish, Womens Fiction

When Ann-Marie Ross murders her abusive husband and feeds him to the pigs, she thinks she's got away with murder and secured the future of her Scottish cider farm. But she soon finds herself having to keep more than one deadly secret to protect those closest to her.

As four women embrace their new-found independence, Ann-Marie is tormented by the threat of discovery.

A darkly comic tale of murder, friendship and Love.

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Ann-Marie’s husband is anything but nice so when she and her best friend Elaine decide that Billy (aka Bull) needs to have an “accident” it is rather shocking. I mean that is how we start off right out of the gate. Ann-Marie has big plans for her farm and those pigs aren’t welcome anymore.

It sounded like the perfect murder and the only person who was fairly sure they knew what really happened was Isa, Ann-Marie’s mother. But, her daughter suddenly wants to know more about her father’s death and then there is his brother and sister.

Poor Elaine has her own problems. Her husband doesn’t seem to want to take his marriage vows seriously and then there is her friend Sadie who also has a rather abusive husband.

This book was one of those dark humor ones that will leave you breathless. I loved every second of it. The women and their stories about friendship and coming out the other side of what life throws at you is so well written.

About Lorraine Turnbull

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Lorraine Turnbull was born in Glasgow where she lived until 2005 when she and her family moved to Cornwall to run a smallholding. She relocated to France in 2017 where she continues to make cider, writes books and learns French.

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