Just Like Mother is a creepy crawly plot-heavy gothic tale featuring two girls born into a cult.
Maeve and her cousin Andrea are part of The Mother Collective, which reveres motherhood above all else. At a young age, the girls are separated when the cult is broken up by law enforcement.
Twenty years later, Maeve is still looking for Andrea. Eventually, a DNA site reunites them. Andrea is a successful CEO of a tech company that creates lifelike baby dolls. She and her husband Rob have a spooky old mansion in upstate New York. Maeve, who is barely making ends meets in her editor job with her rundown studio apartment in NYC, jumps at the chance to visit. Has Maeve finally found her family again? Or has twenty years of life irrevocably changed the relationship between the two cousins?
Just Like Mother is a genuinely scary read. You never know where the author is heading. It’s like being blindfolded on a rollercoaster! The ending was great too. If you want to read an updated and cinematic gothic mystery, this book is a must read. 4.5 stars!
Thanks to Tor Nightfire and NetGalley for a digital review copy of the book.