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Summary

Of course you trust your family....

But should you?

When every mother’s worst nightmare becomes Maddie’s reality, her first instinct is to turn to those closest to her for support: her loving husband, her brilliant children, her caring mother.

But as the truth about what happened to her baby starts to emerge, Maddie realises she can’t trust anyone. Not even her family. Not even herself.

The Mother is a taut, twisting and unsettling story of loss and lies, perfect for fans of B. A. Paris and A. J. Finn.

©2019 T. J. Stimson (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers

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Surely a woman can't be this stupid ?

Frustrating to listen to. Its the kind of book I like to listen to, domestic thrillers - I was frustrated by the decisions of the woman in the book. She's just lost her baby and it doesn't seem to affect her that much, she knows full stop that she hasn't done certain things and still doubts herself and lies to the police. Her husband lies about every detail about himself and she doesn't hear alarm bells? I tried very hard to finish the book but I got to the last two hours and gave up. The narrator is good but irritating when she speaks as Maddie, talking like a timid frightened mouse one minute and then Maddie speaking normally in the next line. It is quite well written and a good story, but I had to give up.

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Sooo long!

This is the typical neurotic woman book, I don’t mean that disparagingly, I enjoy them, but this was so, so long, again, I enjoy long books.

I really didn’t like any of the characters, especially Maddie. Which is horrible of me because she was obviously going through a great deal of trauma. At the beginning of the book, she smiles a lot when talking about happy things and I found that irritating.

Also, I really like surprises, for me this didn’t deliver but it won’t prevent me from reading or listening to another neurotic woman book!

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Couldn't get past the first few chapters

I really enjoyed One in Three so was looking forward to this one.
I gave it a few chapters but as literally nothing happened and none of the characters were interesting, memorable or likable, I gave up and returned the book.

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kept me hooked

a few twists and turns. definitely kept me listening although felt strangely distanced from the characters.

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Great story...

Great story with lots of twists and turns. It kept me guessing to the end. The only thing that spoiled it was the awful narrator!