Saving Phoebe Murrow
Have you ever tried to be the perfect mother?
A timeless story of mothers and daughters with a razor-sharp 21st century twist, this heart-wrenching debut for fans of Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty and Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight will make you question how your children spend time online and how to protect them.
Phoebe’s mother, Isabel, is precariously balancing her career and her family. Hard-working and caring, worried but supportive, all Isabel wants, in a perilous world of bullies and temptations, is to keep her daughter Phoebe safe, but fails when the mysterious Shane appears on Facebook.
Saving Phoebe Murrow is a timely tale about an age-old problem: how best to raise our children and how far to go in keeping them from harm. Set amidst the complicated web of relationships at the school gate, it tells a story of miscommunication and malice, drugs and Facebook, prejudice and revenge.
Anyone who has ever been a ninth grader will quake with recognition at Herta Feely’s latest novel, a tale of bad mothers and fragile girls. The story sweeps the reader off her feet and onto a speeding train of a plot. I couldn’t put it down. You won’t be able to either. – Louise Farmer Smith, One Hundred Years of Marriage
In her debut novel, Saving Phoebe Murrow, Herta Feely masterfully draws us into a domestic world of petty hurts that morph into pain…Mothers and daughters beware! — Ellen Bryson, The Transformation of Bartholomew Fortuno