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By L A Westfall

ISBN: 978-1-84747-124-6
Published: 2007
Pages: 212
Key Themes: childhood abuse, sexual abuse, depression, recovery


At the age of just five. Lindsay would plead to the man her parents called God to kill her while she slept. But like so many other prayers it was not her time to be answered. Lindsay suffered a further six more years of physical, mental and sexual abuse at her parents hands. Until at the age of eleven, she was rescued by Social Services and placed into care. But would Mother let go that easily. Was this poor child free to find some happiness. Or was it the start of a different sort of abuse? This a harrowing and emotional story of abuse and mental illness, it is an essential read, essential for anyone who wishes to understand how people who are abused feel, how it affects them and how they learn to cope with their experiences.

About the Author

I was born in London in the year 1962. I grew up spending most of my life in Essex, first with abusive parents then in care homes, until I was seventeen. I found fantastic foster parents who loved me like their own. I learnt to love and be loved too. I met and married a wonderful man and sixteen years later he is not only my husband, but my very best friend. Together we have a son Richard, and a daughter Nikki. Family means everything to us. I suffered with mental illness from a very young age. But with the support of my family I always came through the other side. If by writing this book I can help just one child, then reliving it would have been worth while.

6 reviews for Mother

  1. Julie Rice (verified owner)

    I read this book it was well written and I couldnt put it down. The author deserves recognition and I have awarded 5 stars for a memorable book, and for her bravery,courge and strength to get through a most gruesome life and make the most of everything she has today. WELL DONE I wish you all the very best in life, I have ordered WINDOW OF FREEDOM and THE DARKNESS WITHIN and can’t wait to read them. I’ll be looking out for more from this author.

  2. Mary Grange (verified owner)

    I have read this book and i could not put it down the woman in this book is very brave it was well written i really enjoyed it, and in the process of reading Mother 2

  3. nicola jarvis (verified owner)

    Ihave just finished MOTHER and could not put it down,what a fantastic read.The woman who wrote this book is very brave to have dealt with this and come out the other side.I am a retired teacher and am upset that this sort of thing still goes on in our schools,but still not enough is done to prevent this happening to others.This book is the best read i have had in a very long time,and cant wait to start MOTHER 2.I would recommend this book to all,and igive this book a massive 5 stars

  4. Julie Rice (verified owner)

    have ordered Mother 2 and found THE DARKNESS WITHIN and WINDOW OF FREEDOM by this author and ordered them today. I know they will be just as well written and I will not be able to put these down either. Best of luck to you L.A.WESTFALL keep the books coming,Im your number one fan now.

  5. Julie Rice (verified owner)

    I read this book in two days, I didn’t put it down and sat up till early hours of the morning. What a book! well written, heart felt, UNBELIEVABLE that a mother could be that sadistic and cruel. My hat off to the author for courage, bravery and survival I wish you nothing but love and peace for the rest of your life.

  6. ava bostock (verified owner)

    i have already read a book by this author and was amazed with it and my other half has just bought me this one i am going to get reading straight away and i will let you know what i think of it.

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