I enjoyed this haunting novel. If you are squeamish, have triggers, or have any strict religious / relationship views this one isn’t for you.
Personally, I felt this story was a bit lighter on the horror and cult aspects than I could handle, but there was enough substance to be worthy of the genre distinction and it effectively held my attention throughout. There are a few unexpected twists along the way that keep the pages turning. The creepy backstory had the potential for more exploration and depth. I was alert to the author’s clues and able to predict the ending . . . and yet it still gave me a good shiver.
I’d like to thank NetGalley and Tor Nightfire for an advanced copy of Just Like Mother for my unbiased evaluation. 3.5 stars