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Review : The Mother by Valerie Keogh

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book cover for The Mother by Valerie Keogh.   A woman is carrying a baby towards an open door

The Mother by Valerie Keogh

  • Category : Thriller
  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0CW963Y31
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Boldwood Books (27 Jun. 2024)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 3938 KB
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The Mother Summary

A terrible wife…

Sarah Westfield is unhappily married to perfect husband Nick. Handsome, devoted and kind, he should be the ideal man for her, but Sarah knows their marriage is the biggest mistake she’s ever made…and she wants out.

But then Nick offers her one last chance to make their marriage work – a baby.

Sarah is horrified – a baby would tie herself to this man forever…wouldn’t it? Or could it be exactly what she needs?

So Sarah agrees.

A terrible mother?

When the baby arrives, Sarah struggles with motherhood and her resentment towards Nick only grows. Sarah feels more trapped than ever, but she loves her precious daughter…doesn’t she?

And then baby Kaya goes missing…

And everything Sarah has ever believed in comes crashing down around her…

The Mother Review

Sarah and Nick should be the happiest couple – they have just had a beautiful baby girl named Kaya and on the surface have everything they could possibly want. Unfortunately however, Sarah isn’t happy and is not entirely sure she is cut out to be a mother. Coupled with the fact that she doesn’t know how she feels about Nick, Sarah is living a lie.

One day the three of them go for dinner and it is while they are enjoying their meal that the unthinkable happens. Kaya is kidnapped. But by whom? And for what reason? It is a nightmare for them to live through and makes Sarah question everything she has felt up till now.

The Mother is thrilling and engaging and I enjoyed the suspense of not knowing what happened to Kaya.

Sarah was not a particularly likeable character but my attitude towards her did soften eventually.

There is a terrific twist towards the end which I didn’t see coming.

It’s emotional and gripping, everything I enjoy about this author!

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About the Author

Valerie Keogh is the best-selling author of The Nurse. She lives in Wiltshire with her husband and a huge black cat, Fatty Arbuckle. She grew up reading Agatha Christie and initially wrote crime novels – she now writes psychological thrillers.

The Little Lies was shortlisted for the Crime Fiction Lovers Award 2021.

Valerie has a BA in English and an MA in American Literature.

She is currently published with Boldwood Books.

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