The Mother Fault

The Mother Fault


In suburban Australia, Mim and her two children live as quietly as they can. Around them, a near-future world is descending into chaos: government officials have taken absolute control, but not everybody wants to obey the rules.

When Mim’s husband Ben mysteriously disappears, Mim realises that she and her children are in great danger. Together, they must set off on the journey of a lifetime to find Ben. The government are trying to track them down, but Mim will do anything to keep her family safe – even if it means risking all their lives.

Can the world ever return to normality, and their family to what it was?

Our Review

Since I began reading The Mother Fault I knew it would be hard to review as I couldn't decide if I liked it or not. However, I didn't want to stop reading it and couldn't wait to find out what happened so I guess that answers my own question. 

I think for me the problem was that I really didn't like the protagonist Mim. I understood her motivations; finding her husband and protecting her family but I didn't like her. It was only the former understanding that made me continue reading. 

I found the combative nature of Mim and Essie's relationship intriguing and often it was this that pushed me onwards in the book. I did feel at times though that Essie was portrayed as either much younger or much older than she her 11 years. 

The dystopian element of the book wasn't really fully developed enough for me initially. In fact, I think it was only in the final third of the book that I began to feel there was really any danger. 

The Mother Fault was tense and readable but I am not sure how memorable it is for me. 

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