Title: The Good Mother
Author: Karen Osman
Genre: Fiction, Thriller
Release Date: October 1, 2017
How far would you go to protect your children?
A gripping psychological suspense, with a shocking twist that will leave you reeling…
Catherine is a good mother and a good wife. The family home is immaculate, her husband’s supper is cooked on time, but when she starts writing to Michael, a prisoner convicted of murder, she finds herself obsessing about his crime and whether he can ever truly be forgiven…
Kate has no time for herself. Caught in the maelstrom of bringing up two young children with no money, and an out of work husband, she longs to escape the drudgery of being a wife and a mother. And she soon starts taking dangerous risks to feel alive…
Alison has flown the nest. But university life is not what she had hoped for, and she finds herself alone and unhappy. Until the day her professor takes a sudden interest in her. Then everything changes…
Three women – all with secrets. And as the days tick down to Michael’s release, those secrets can no longer be ignored.
This book was amazing!
I don’t want to give away the ending so I won’t say too much about the plot.
I liked the characters. I was drawn right into Kate’s, Alison’s, and Catherine’s stories. Each of them had a distinct point of view so I could always tell them apart. I was a little confused at first by the time periods. Each of their stories are happening decades apart, but it took a while to figure that out.
I was going to finish this book before bed, but I’m glad I didn’t because I would have been up all night if I did. I had just figured out the ending but reading that I was right was very exciting.
This is a very cleverly woven story. It doesn’t appear to be a thriller for most of the story, but the ending definitely gives it thriller status. I highly recommend this book if you’re looking for an exciting story!
About the Author:
Originally from the UK, Karen won the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature Montegrappa Novel Writing Award 2016 with her crime-thriller novel and now has a three-book deal with Head of Zeus. When she’s not writing novels, Karen is busy bringing up her two young children and running her communication business Travel Ink.
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