Mother of the Accused by Leanne Treese

Who loves a page-turning family drama here!?⁣

This one opens with a bang… literally. And has you scrambling to reach the end to find out what that bang brings.⁣

It opens in courtroom, where a verdict is about to be announced, but something interrupts the trial. Meredith’s 18-year-old son Zach has been accused of sexual assault and it has been a life-altering few months for the family and all those involved.⁣

“This book is like a scary movie — you’re afraid for what’s about to happen, but you can’t look away.”

— Sheila Athens, The Truth About Love

The story is perfectly paced and incredibly crafted – you can feel the emotional devastation and fear Meredith feels throughout the ordeal, as she prepares to face a future of her only child in prison.⁣

All evidence points to a guilty verdict, but with the comfort of an old friend, determination and hope pours through onto the pages, proving that power of a mother’s love may just be what ends a mother’s worst nightmare.⁣

Another captivating story by @leannetreese with a beautifully complex and intense plot that is a superbly thought-provoking and engrossing read!⁣

Thank you Suzy Approved Book Tours for having me on this blog tour!

You can grab your own copy of this one… here!

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Moxie Publishing, LLC (May 13, 2021)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 356 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1735896128
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1735896120

About the Book:

After the tragic death of her husband, Meredith Morgan spends a decade raising their son, Zach, alone. On the verge of Zach’s graduation from high school, Meredith moves in with her fiancé, Dr. Reed Edwards, excited to begin a new chapter. But, when Zach is accused of sexually assaulting the daughter of a prominent lawyer, Meredith’s life spins out of control. Reed’s ex-wife does not want their daughters in the same house as Zach; Meredith’s best friend distances herself and her sons from the fray. Only childhood friend and lawyer, Peter Flynn, remains by Meredith’s side.As Peter and Meredith team up to prove Zach’s version of the events, long buried feelings resurface, complicating an already difficult circumstance. Meanwhile, evidence mounts against Zach and Meredith faces the ever-increasing likelihood her son is guilty. Struggling to cope with the idea of Zach behind bars, Meredith learns just how far a mother will go to protect her own.

About the Author:

Leanne lives in New Jersey with her husband of twenty-five years and their three wonderful children. When Leanne is not cheering her kids on in their activities, she can be found running, watching 76ers basketball games, and spoiling her two beloved dogs. Favorite locations include the Jersey shore, Martha’s Vineyard, and any place that sells books or coffee, preferably both. A passionate student, Leanne’s dream life would include going back to college and majoring in everything. ​ Leanne is a graduate of Lafayette College and The Dickinson School of Law. She is a former attorney who is now lucky enough to write full-time.

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