Yes! She is her daughter's mother! This book was amazing. This Cleo is not the Miss Cleo you've seen on TV, in fact she's the real deal. Both elements in this story of paranormal and murder mystery it's a fantastic read! When two young girls lose their mother to a questionable death they seek the help of the renowned Cleo Sims who can communicate with the dead, to find out what happened. This book is as good as it is spooky! Pick this one up!