All mothers have secrets…some are unforgivable
Kate Marshall lives an enviable life. Married to handsome, charming, James, owner of a successful company, she seems to have it all.
But falling pregnant at 45 was never part of the plan. Especially as Kate’s hiding a devastating secret – one that she’s been running from for twenty years.
So when ex-boyfriend Paul comes back into her life, threatening to expose the truth about what Kate did, the clock is ticking. Can she keep her secrets and finally be the mother she always dreamed of – or will her past lies destroy her perfect life?
An unputdownable, complex and twisty psychological thriller about mothers and daughters – fans of Shalini Boland, Liane Moriarty and Jane Shemilt will love this gripping read.
A Mother Like You by Ruby Speechley is a fantastically written, character driven novel. I was immediately invested in Kate. I love when an author can get me excited about a character in the beginning of the story, because then, my excitement can grow throughout!
I really thought the text conversations were really unique and well formatted. The description and the action was really well balanced.
I got a little lost when the POV switched, but eventually, got back on track and it didn’t detract from my enjoyment.
This touches on some heavy topics, but I think they were well done. I really enjoyed this book! I would recommend giving it a shot for sure.
*I received a free copy of this book from Rachel’s Random Resources in exchange for an honest review on the blog tour. All opinions are my own and unbiased.*
RUBY SPEECHLEY was born in Lisbon, Portugal, and was brought up in a British-Portuguese family. She has an MA in creative writing from Sheffield Hallam and is a Faber Academy alumna. Her work has been longlisted for the Lucy Cavendish Fiction prize, The Bath Novel Award and Caledonia Novel Award, amongst others. She also won Best Opening Chapter at the York Festival of Writing in 2017. Ruby’s debut novel, Someone Else’s Baby was published by Hera Books in July 2019. It is a chilling psychological thriller about a young woman who becomes a surrogate but finds that her act of kindness comes with devastating consequences. Her second novel, Every Little Secret was published in April 2020.
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