Mummy Where Are You? is the horrifying tale of one woman's attempt to protect her child from child abuse and the extraordinary lengths she goes to keep her child safe. When Charlotte's son tells her what Daddy is doing, a Kafkaesque nightmare begins as she leaves all she knows and loves in an instant, clutching her child's hand and crossing oceans.
Have you ever wished you could go back and freeze time?
Mummy Where Are You? raises poignant and disturbing issues and cannot fail to speak to mothers everywhere. When Charlotte's son is disbelieved by those who are meant to protect him, she is faced with a Sophie's choice of whether to stay and fight against the odds or embark on a terrifying journey. It will leave mothers searching for the answer and asking themselves - what would I do?
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I think there are positives in both versions. The narrator of the book certainly captures the emotion of the story perfectly. I liked both versions.
It reminded me a lot of Kafka's novels - the sense of everything being just slightly off kilter - All the things you're used to being able to rely on suddenly being taken away or taking on new meaning.
She was a very clear narrator with a nice voice. She put a lot of emotion into her narration.
There were so many moving moments. But the relationship between mother and child particularly moved me, and that was woven throughout the book.
This is a highly shocking book. It's certainly not a 'light read'. But I think it's an important book because, despite the many strengths of the British justice system, this shows how easily things can still go wrong.