The Other Mothers

An absolutely gripping thriller with a shocking twist

    • 4.3 • 87 Ratings
    • $3.99
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“I was 100% hooked right from the start… A non-stop, heart-pounding suspenseful read!… Captivated me from page one all the way through… WOW!!” Misty’s Corner Reviews ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

It’s a crisp spring morning when the small-town community around Briar Ridge Elementary School is shattered by devastating news. Bright and shy five-year-old Nicole has disappeared at recess.  

When the phone call comes, Gia Marchand is suddenly living every parent’s worst nightmare. She feels like time has stopped and she struggles to truly understand it: she dropped her daughter at the school gate this morning and now Nicole is gone. In her big house all alone, she breaks down. 

Her best friend was in the playground at recess but when Gia begs desperately for any details, the woman won’t look her in the eye. Surely her closest friend wouldn’t betray her? Then Detective Jo Fournier says her husband was in the school building this morning but now she can’t reach him. Gia is left completely alone with her grief.

As time slips away and Nicole hasn’t been found, Gia becomes utterly terrified: is she finally paying the price for a secret that she has been hiding for years? Or is someone she thought she could trust committing the ultimate betrayal? 

From USA Today bestseller M.M. Chouinard, The Other Mothers is a completely addictive psychological thriller that will not let you go until you turn the last heart-thumping page! Perfect for fans of Gone Girl, The Stepdaughter and The Girl on the Train.

Readers are utterly addicted to The Other Mothers!

Wow, wow, wow!!!!! I’m speechless. Did I really just read that????… I truly would’ve never guessed it in a million years.” Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Holy bucketsGrabs you by the throat and won’t let go. There are not enough stars to accurately label how genuinely excellent this book is.” Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“Right off the bat you are pulled in and are immediately hooked… Took me a while to get my racing heart back under control again.” Once Upon A Time Book Blog ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

AddictiveHad me gripped from page oneI couldn’t stop reading… I can wholeheartedly recommend it.” Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Totally blew me away… I especially loved the ending. Never in my wildest dreams would I have imagined it.” Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

A complete shockerAn absolute page-turner I could not put down.” Goodreads Reviewer

Absolutely thrilling from start to finish. A rollercoaster of a read. Heart thumpingly, stay-up-all-night-reading good. Loved this brilliant book.” Renita D’Silva, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Believe me you'll be stunnedAwesome.” Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Mysteries & Thrillers
January 20
Carmelite House

Customer Reviews


Murder in the schoolyard!

At Briar Ridge school, a five year old girl doesn’t return from recess. Her lifeless body is found next to a dumpster. Detective Jo Fournier is summoned back from a required two week leave to lead the investigation even though she has a personal connection to the crime. Her two nieces are students at the school.

Interviews are first on Jo’s agenda. She expects to find a grieving mother but young Nicole’s mother Gia, surrounded by her friends Molly and Karen, is strangely cold. And her husband is nowhere to be found and seems to be deliberately avoiding the police. Since Jo believes the killing was not random, she looks into the background of Gia’s friends and the teachers and staff at the school. Then there are other violent acts linked to Briar Ridge and a shocking act that will threaten Jo’s family and lead her to an unexpected killer.

The Other Mothers is the fourth in a series featuring Detective Jo Fournier but it reads like a standalone thriller. And thriller it is. The conclusion is a total surprise! 5 stars.

Thank you to NetGalley, Bookouture and M.M. Chouinard for this ARC.

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My Review:

Wow, wow, wow!!!!! I’m speechless. Did I really just read that???? This is the first book I read by this author and I loved it. This book is part of a series but can totally be read as a stand alone. I have not read any of the other books in this series and I didn’t have any problems what so ever.

This book follows Detective Jo and her partner trying to find out who murdered a poor innocent little girl. While they were trying to find this child killer there were more and more victims as the investigation continued. Was it just a coincidence or was there a serial killer on the loose? Who killed this precious girl and the others? Was it someone close to them? Was it an accident or was there something more sinister involved? You find out these answers and so much more.

I want to start off by saying how amazing this book was. If you like a good mystery with a bunch of twists then this is the book for you. I loved Detective Jo. Even though she was battling her own demons she kept it together to solve the horrendous case of a child killing. In my mind those are the worst kind of killers. Who would want to kill an innocent, sweet, loving child? It’s so hard to stomach who would and they must be very sick in the head. With that being said what a sick, twisted, head spinning ending that was. I couldn’t believe who the killer was. I say that about a lot of books but this one I truly would’ve never guessed it in a million years. Way to go to this author for all the wonderful surprises. What really shocked me though was not even the identity of killer as much as who let it go on as long as it did. Now that person is the one who should rot in jail forever. I can’t really say too much more without giving it away. I’m telling you guys you will be shocked beyond belief. Kudos to MM Chouinard for an excellent book and I will be reading the rest of this series.

Between the plot, characters and all the twists in this book it made it an easy and fast read. I would definitely recommend it and happily give it 5 Hearts❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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