Women’s Fiction


This book was published independently by Moxie Publishing, LLC.


As a mother, I felt every single raw emotion that Meredith felt.” ~@Molly J, book blogger

“With the tension of a legal thriller and the emotions of a family drama, you’ll be flipping pages to find out the stunning conclusion.”  ~@subakka.bookstuff

“Treese’s writing cuts to the core with such dynamic views on sexual assault.” ~Jill Atkins, book blogger

“Mother of the Accused is a master class in how to keep the reader engaged.” ~Sheila Athens, Author of The Truth About Love

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After the tragic death of her husband, Meredith Morgan spends a decade raising her son, Zach, alone. On the verge of Zach’s graduation from high school, Meredith moves in with her fiancé, Dr. Reed Edwards, excited to begin a new chapter. But, when Zach is accused of sexually assaulting the daughter of a prominent lawyer, Meredith’s life spins out of control. Reed’s ex-wife does not want their daughters in the same house as Zach; Meredith’s best friend distances herself and her sons from the fray. Only childhood friend and lawyer, Peter Flynn, remains by Meredith’s side.

As Peter and Meredith team up to prove Zach’s version of the events, long buried feelings resurface, complicating an already difficult circumstance. Meanwhile, evidence mounts against Zach and Meredith faces the ever-increasing likelihood her son is guilty. Struggling to cope with the idea of Zach behind bars, Meredith learns just how far a mother will go to protect her own.

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