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 first 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 Trainand The Sister this book is for you.
My Review: I enjoyed reading this fast-paced thriller which kept me glued to every page. Shalini Boland did a great job expressing in detail what the main character was feeling and going through I couldn't help to feel compassion. I took joy in seeing the main character's growth from just going through the motions in life to becoming strong and taking control. The other characters' contribution to the story were traits of selfishness, ignorance, doubt and empathy.
The Secret Mother flowed effortlessly. It was very easy to follow along with every twist and turn and the short chapters were a bonus. When I thought I had the story figured out, something else happens.
I recommend The Secret Mother by Shalini Boland to lovers of psycholoical thrillers. It was hard to put down. This is the first time I've read her work and I will definitely read more.
Thank you NetGalley and Bookouture for the ARC.