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Stone Mothers

Length: 12 hrs and 57 mins
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'The Victorians used to call their mental hospitals stone mothers,' I say. 'They thought the design of the building could literally nurse the sick back to health.' 

Marianne grew up in the shadow of the old asylum, a place that still haunts her dreams. She was 17 when she fled the town, her family, her boyfriend Jesse and the body they buried. 

Now, forced to return, she can feel the past closing around her. And Jesse, who never forgave her for leaving, is finally threatening to expose the truth. Marianne will do anything to protect the life she's built; the husband and daughter who must never know. Even if it means turning to her worst enemy....

But Marianne may not know the whole story - and she isn't the only one with secrets they'd kill to keep. Moving back through time to reveal twists you'll never see coming, Stone Mothers is the gripping new suspense novel from the best-selling author of He Said/She Said

©2018 Erin Kelly (P)2018 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

Critic Reviews

Praise for He Said/She Said: “I'm calling it: THIS is the book I wish I'd written.” (Clare Mackintosh, author of Let Me Lie

“It's SO good...I was carrying it around the house I was so gripped.” (Sarah Perry, author of The Essex Serpent

“Kelly is a master at drip-feeding us the details, keeping us guessing about the truth, and the many shades of grey it contains, right until the end.” (Observer

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  • Sussy
  • 05-21-19

Fantastic listen

Nothing is straight forward in these women's lives. Flawed characters trying to survive choices made. Some unexpected twists and turns keep you guessing until the end. Thoroughly enjoyed this book.

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  • SandraL
  • 05-07-19

A bit disappointing

The story is based around former mental hospital Nazareth, which has now been turned into luxury apartments. The descriptions of the old lunatic asylum are very creepy and it’s a place you wouldn’t ever want to visit, let alone live!

The book starts quite slowly and I almost gave up. It is set in three timelines from different POV, but I was particularly affected by Helen’s story. It is horrific to think how patients were treated in such hospitals even in the 1950s, and even more horrific that they could be incarcerated there for years (or a lifetime) when they weren’t even ill in the first place.

But ultimately I found the book disappointing. The pace was too slow, and there was not enough suspense and it just felt a little flat.

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  • 05-09-19

Good book

Story is good,with good narration.Great twist near the end. will definitely read more of Erin Kelly