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WOW..... and breathe...... What a brilliant book this was!!! I was hooked within the first few pages and I just had to sit in my comfy chair and finish it… Brilliant from the beginning till the end!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

I will do anything to protect my daughter. She’s all I’ve ever wanted and all I really have, but the moment I opened that letter and accepted the gift inside, I walked us right into a dangerous trap.

I know I should have got her to tell me who she’s been talking to on the phone late at night, and where she was the day I went to pick her up from school and couldn’t find her, but she’s not spoken a word since she discovered a secret hidden in our new home.

And now she’s missing…

A jaw-dropping, addictive and totally twisty psychological thriller that will have you sleeping with the light on! Perfect for anyone who loved The Girl on the Train, Friend Request or The Wife Between Us.

Readers love Single Mother:

‘Omg!! I read this book in one day!! Could not put it down. It been a while since I’ve had a book that has gripped me like that.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

Mind-blowing. I loved this book. It was epic. Oh my GodThe ending was so unexpected. It was absolutely brilliant. I still can't wrap my head around itI'm still reeling. Grab your copy ASAP.’ Inscribed Inklings, 5 stars

Addictive not to be missed… will have you hooked from the very beginning and will not let go… a twisty thriller that will keep you guessing, and I couldn't put it down. Goodreads reviewer

‘I wanted to jump into the pages… a really gripping and exciting book that I devoured way too quickly.’ Pink and Dizzy, 5 stars

‘I loved this book… filled with loads of twists… I was taken by surprise and I love that… addictive as hell and I read it in just over a day I have to say I couldn’t put it down.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘Absolutely loved That twist at the end...Wow!!!!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘Forced me to finish in one sitting as I couldn’t wait to find out… hooked from the first page twist after twist, and when I thought it all wrapped up nicely, she expertly throws in another one… a chilling, utterly engrossing, and refreshing read full of suspense.Blue Pink Books, 5 stars

‘Tremendous! knocks it out of the park lots of red-herrings thrown in to keep you guessing… buy this book as soon as you are able, you won’t be disappointed. Loved it.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

OMG!Hits you between the eyes with the most perfectly placed plot twist that had never even crossed your mind! You certainly won’t see where this one is going so just buckle up and enjoy the ride… A BRILLIANT page-turner! It has an incredibly satisfying ending that sent shivers down my spine AND an exquisite twist that made my heart sing! Loved, loved, LOVED it!’ My Chestnut Reading Tree, 5 stars

Fiction & Literature
January 5
StoryFire Ltd

Customer Reviews

Harmel2 ,


Pretty good quick read

Eworley21 ,

Great Read!

This book has lots of twists and turns. You never really have any clue that the book will actually end the way it does.

MrsM22 ,

...just one more chapter! Unputdownable!

“Single Mother” was an unputdownable, read late into the night kind of book! I very much enjoyed the short, suspenseful chapters, continually telling myself, “...just one more chapter!” It's hard to believe that this was my first read by Samantha Hayes!

The story itself follows single mother Mel and her twelve-year-old daughter Kate. They are down on their luck and trying to escape Mel’s abusive ex when an unexpected inheritance seemingly solves all of their problems. Mel endeavors to not only rebuild a stable environment for Kate but also to restore the old, inherited, and beaten down hotel. When Kate goes missing one night after a disturbing discovery on the grounds, Mel fears the worst.

Hayes has penned quite the thrilling tale with “Single Mother,” skillfully snatching up her readers and sending them racing down a twisted, winding path. While I did figure out a few of the reveals beforehand, I was altogether satisfied with how the story came together. Sarah’s character may have just been my favorite; at first, she was eerily unsettling, creeping around the hotel, but as her story came to fruition, I felt the heartbreak, fury, and finally the satisfaction in her ultimate breakthrough and resolve.

I'd recommend this book to the many thriller fans out there; you won't want to miss this one! On another note, I'd like to mention that I enjoyed the author's letter at the end; it’s always interesting to find out the inspiration behind the written word.

Many thanks to NetGalley, the author Samantha Hayes, and the publishers at Bookouture for my advanced copy of this ebook. I have honestly and voluntarily reviewed this title.

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