Link’s mother is another important character in Robert Swindells’ novel Stone Cold. She is partly responsible for Link leaving home. Before meeting Vince, Link’s mother used to have an ordinary life:
She used to be one of those quiet people who are satisfied with the daily routine of their lives. She hardly ever went out at night – she didn’t seem to want to. She was wrapped up in her family, I guess. She was always there when you needed her and I think she loved us. (Daily Routine Orders 1, 75%)
When Link’s mother meets Vince, she starts mirroring his behavior. Much to her son’s distaste, she goes clubbing and she openly accepts Vince’s suggestive comments: “Mum just laughs and shoves him and says ooh, you are a one” (Daily Routine Orders 1, 50%). When her daughter Carole reveals that Vince ...