‘Wow… A fantastic, gripping read. As soon as I started reading it I knew I was going to love it, it grabbed me straight away and I couldn't put it down. I finished it in 2 sittings, staying up very late and then getting up very early as I just wanted to know how it was all going to finish.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
What if the person you trust most in the world is lying to you?
I’d heard of the Baby Caroline case, of course. When a baby is snatched from her mother’s arms, the whole country knows about it. I knew about the parents left lying by the swimming pool, the open window in the nursery. But I never dreamed it had anything to do with me.
Today, my beautiful daughter turned one. We were unwrapping gifts and blowing out candles when the knock came at the door, and they took my mother away.
The police say she’s not really my mother. That she stole me, thirty years ago.
When I visit her, desperate for answers, she looks me in the eye, and says nothing. I can barely breathe. Is my whole life a lie?
I have to find out, but the more I learn, the more scared I become. And soon I start to wonder, am I losing my grip on reality or is my own daughter in terrible danger?
An absolutely gripping psychological thriller, perfect for fans of Gillian Flynn, Ruth Ware and Lisa Jewell.
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“Absolutely addictive and gripping… Filled with twists and turns which will knock you sideways… It had me on the edge of my seat biting my nails and staying awake late at night to find out what happened next… I LOVED it” Bookworm 86, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
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“You cannot put this book down!! It’s addicting. I loved it from the start to the very last page. I flew through the pages all afternoon.” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Loved it!… Chilling, unputdownable, and fast paced!… Will make you flip like a madman, needing it to finish… Lots of thrills, chills, twisty turns, and shocks!” NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Absolutely the best psychological thriller I’ve read in a long time!… Will take you on the ride of your life” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“From the beginning to the very end this book kept me page turning… I loved the twists, turns… I needed the answers!” Musings by Maureen, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
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“So many twists and turns you don't know which way is up… Totally addictive… Knows how to bring out your goose bumps and give you whole body chills.” NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
A thrilling read
Miranda Smith has done it again and produced another book that kept me up until all hours reading it. If you are a fan of psychological thrillers, then you will want to add Not My Mother to your reading for 2021.
Not My Mother is a thought provoking tale that gets you thinking what would you do if you found yourself in these circumstances. An emotional journey that pulls on the heartstrings, it is also so much more with its jaw dropping revelations that I so love in a psychological thriller.
Miranda Smith has done such a great job with the characters and she has brought them to life so beautifully. I was completely invested in them and genuinely cared as to how this was all going to play out for them.
All up Not My Mother is a superbly written, gripping, addictive and compelling read. Oh and those twists… I did not see them coming at all! Miranda Smith has definitely upped the ante with this book and I will be eagerly awaiting for her next.