Saturday, October 26, 2019

BLOG TOUR - In My Mother's Name

Today is my stop on the Blog Tour for In My Mother's Name by Laura Elliott.


A swallow flutters its wings into a dimly lit attic as Adele Foyle stumbles across the secret diary of the mother she has never met, and a shocking account of a crime committed over twenty-five years ago…

With her mother’s words etched in her mind and in the pages tucked into her jacket pocket, Adele delays joining her fiancĂ© for a new life abroad and returns to Reedstown, the last place her mother, Marianne, was seen alive. She has one purpose: to find those who carried out the devastating attack on her mother.

Born into a Mother and Baby home run by Gloria Thornton, Adele needs to first unlock the disturbing chain of events that led to her own birth if she is to understand what happened to her mother.

But news of Adele’s arrival and the diary spread like wildfire amongst the small close-knit community. Old memories are stirring up fresh wounds.

No-one wants the truth to be told. The diary is just a story, they say. Yet as Adele begins to unravel the layers of deceit, the tissue paper lies begin to fragment and her own relationship starts to break down.

Her mother was telling the truth. Adele just has to prove it, even if it puts her own life in terrible danger.

A heart-stopping, intense and emotionally engrossing read that will keep you compulsively turning the pages late into the night. If you read one book this year, make it In My Mother’s Name.


Title:   In My Mother's Name
Author:  Laura Elliot
Genre:   Psychological Thriller
Publisher:  Bookouture
Format:  Kindle ARC
No. of Pages:   308
Date of Publication:  October 24, 2019
My Rating:  4 Stars

When Adele Foyle is roving about in her grandmother's attic, she finds a secret diary of her mother - someone she never met. Sadly, her mother died giving birth to her. What she is about to discover will be more than she could ever believe. Almost more than she will be able to handle.

She begins to discover secrets hidden for over twenty-five years. Adele starts looking for answers. In so doing, she goes back to the last place her mother lived, Reedstown. The circumstances of Adele's conception are devastating and she is determined not only to find out more about that, but to bring certain people to justice, even all of these years later.

Adele was born in an unusual environment. It was a home for unwed mothers run but a strange religious group called The Thorns. So that is where Adele begins her search. She soon learns that no one wants questions asked. No one has answers to offer. As a matter of fact, the deeper Adele goes in her search, the worst things get for her.

In My Mother's Name was a disturbing and fast-moving story. Adele is a strong woman, and I so felt for her mother and what she suffered. To imagine Adele's discoveries was very difficult. However, Laura Elliot is a gifted storyteller who managed to craft a sensitive story that held a lot of suspense. 

Many thanks to Bookouture and to NetGalley for this ARC for review. This is my honest opinion.


Laura Elliot is an Irish novelist who writes psychological thrillers and lives in Dublin, Ireland. Her novels are: The Wife Before Me, Guilty, Sleep Sister, The Betrayal, Fragile Lies, Stolen Child and The Prodigal Sister. She has worked as a journalist and magazine editor


  1. Hi Robin,
    Thank you so much for reading In My Mother's Name and writing such a insightful and welcome review. I'm so pleased you enjoyed my novel and your review is much appreciated.
    Warmest regards

  2. I really like the sound of this one but I always enjoy a good thriller.

  3. Great review the book sounds wonderful.

  4. Great review Robin, I'm really glad you fully enjoyed reading this book and it looks and sounds absolutely amazing and very intriguing as well.Thank you so much for sharing your awesome post.

  5. I love these types of books when someone finds a diary full of secrets.