The Mothers by Sarah Naughton #BookReview @SarahJNaughton @Trapezebooks #TheMothers

 

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Five Women.

They meet at their NCT Group. The only thing they have in common is they’re all pregnant.

Five Secrets.

Three years later, they are all good friends. Aren’t they?

One Missing Husband.

Now the police have come knocking. Someone knows something.

And the trouble with secrets is that someone always tells.

For fans of Big Little Lies, The Rumour and I Invited Her In, this is first class psychological suspense from the critically acclaimed Sarah J Naughton.

The Review: I’ll admit I lunged for this one-anything school gatey generally has me intrigued and my goodness was this intriguing!!

This it a book about a group of women who all meet up for wine and chats regularly. They’re all very different, with different financial, working, parenting and relationship circumstances going on, mish-mashed together basically because they were all pregnant at the same time. I’ll admit I stalled the book somewhat at the start after a few pages, I got the impression for some reason that I was dealing with a group of unlikable characters, which is of course, fine, only I was tired and didn’t want a headachey read of a group of horrible people all with a possible role or motive. What a mistake. When I pushed on I realised what an amazing book this was, with three dimensional characters that you really felt for, some lovely all the time, some having off times, many with heart breaking stories. Most were completely relatable and realistic, and didn’t fall to the level of ‘man=bad’ or ‘poor woman with no choices available to her’ that a lot of books migrate towards. The everyday parenting rollercoaster was so well done, with its ups, downs and feelings of both love and inadequacy ever present, twists were brilliant, the ‘baddies’ horrendous and of course the mystery of where the husband was done so well and my eyes could not stop reading. Very much enjoyed and recommended.

Thanks so much to Trapeze and Netgalley for the book in return for an honest review. The Mothers will be released April 2020.

Rating:4/5

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