The Mother's Threat

A Novel

Fiction - Suspense
229 Pages
Reviewed on 05/09/2023
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Author Biography

Susan Specht Oram is writing mysteries, thrillers and suspense novels. Her essays were published in Mothering Magazine, Twins Magazine and Utne Reader. She’s written brief business books and humorous books from a rescue dog's point of view. Susan grew up near Detroit, Michigan and lives in a windy part of the Pacific Northwest with her trumpet-playing husband and their rescue dog.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Pikasho Deka for Readers' Favorite

Violet Cleveland is an ex-military woman who has recently opened her own security services company. Raised by a mother who lives in a hippie commune, Violet has mixed feelings about Daisy, who detests anything to do with the corporate world. After Violet and her team's services are hired by a biotech company, she is determined to do a good job for her first client. However, little does she know that the trade association meeting will be held in town, and there are planned protests from people all over the country. It is even more shocking when she realizes that Daisy is one of the key figures leading the anarchists. With Daisy hindering her every move, will Violet be able to protect the client's interests? Find out in The Mother's Threat, a thriller by Susan Specht Oram.

With a seamless blend of suspense, intrigue, and a tinge of family drama, Susan Specht Oram spins an absorbing yarn that entertains you from the first page to the last. The Mother's Threat offers you everything you want in a fast-paced thriller. With well-developed characters and an unpredictable plot, Oram keeps you immersed in the pages and makes you wonder what will happen next with a few well-placed curveballs along the way. Violet's relationship with her mother is the anchor that provides the narrative thrust of the story. Their opposing ideologies brew conflict and turmoil around which the plot revolves. Overall, I found it an engaging book that thriller fans will enjoy.