‘Are you my mummy?’
Tessa Markham returns home to find a child in her kitchen. He thinks she’s his mother. But Tessa doesn’t have any children.
She doesn’t know who the little boy is or how he got there.
After contacting the police, Tessa is suspected of taking the mystery child. Her whole life is turned upside down. And then her husband reveals a secret of his own…
Tessa isn’t sure what to believe or who to trust. Because someone is lying. To find out who, she must confront her painful past. But is the truth more dangerous than Tessa realises?
An absolutely unputdownable psychological thriller with a twist that will make you wonder if you can ever trust anyone again. If you loved Gone Girl, The Girl on the Train and The Sister this book will have you hooked.
As soon as I started this book I knew I wasn’t going anywhere until I’d finished it. This author has a fantastic skill of drawing the reader straight in from the very first paragraph and keeping them there until the very last word.
Tessa has had a lot of heartache in her life and coming home to find a strange boy in her kitchen is just the start of more problems. I was absolutely clueless as to how he could have got there and more than anything, WHY, he was there.
I really enjoyed Tessa’s character as well as Ben her boss. The friendship between them was just another reason that had me turning those pages. Sadly I couldn’t say the same about Carly, Tessa’s neighbour who just happens to be a journalist.
The Secret Mother makes for a very addictive read. I couldn’t put it down until I knew the full story and what a story it was! As the tension mounts, I could literally feel my heart pounding. It definitely gets the adrenaline flowing. Am a huge fan of this authors books and if you love books in the psychological genre then this author really should be the on the top of your list.
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Great review, I love this author too!
Thanks Kim. Love her books. They’ve all been great reads. X