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“Sise offers an astute glimpse into tragic loss, the innermost lives of women, and the highs and lows and societal expectations of motherhood…This compelling character study will resonate.” Kirkus Reviews

“Propulsive…compelling.” Booklist

“Sise displays a sly sense of pacing; nearly every chapter unveils a new plot twist, keeping readers hooked. Fans of Liane Moriarty will eat this title up with a spoon.” Library Journal

“Taut and suspenseful, We Were Mothers will keep readers on the edge of their seats until the very end.” —Bustle

“Katie Sise’s We Were Mothers expertly snaps readers to attention with its grandiose opening…Timing, inner discourse and believable fiascos blend together producing fantastic scenes…Her observations and vulnerability carry the read.” —Associated Press

“If you can't resist a sharp, suspenseful novel, then We Were Mothers by Katie Sise deserves a spot on your reading list.” —POPSUGAR

“A close-knit community in a seemingly idyllic town is torn apart when a pretty college student goes missing and the first of many dark secrets is uncovered. We Were Mothers is a twisting tale of small-town complicity and deceit with some astute insights into marriage and motherhood. The escalating tension and the many surprises will keep readers urgently turning pages. An engrossing read!” —Mary McCluskey, author of Intrusion and The Long Deception

A brilliant, twisty novel about a missing woman, an unfaithful husband, and the dark secrets that will destroy two perfect families.

A scandalous revelation is about to devastate a picturesque town where the houses are immaculate and the neighborhoods are tightly knit. Devoted mother Cora O’Connell has found the journal of her friend Laurel’s daughter—a beautiful college student who lives next door—revealing an illicit encounter. Hours later, Laurel makes a shattering discovery of her own: her daughter has vanished without a trace. Over the course of one weekend, the crises of two close families are about to trigger a chain reaction that will expose a far more disturbing web of secrets. Now everything is at stake as they’re forced to confront the lies they have told in order to survive.