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The Mother's Mistake: An absolutely gripping psychological thriller

Narrated by: Tamsin Kennard
Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
4 out of 5 stars (70 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Everyone makes mistakes. But does everyone deserve to be forgiven?

She runs past the tinkling of children’s laughter that fills the park. Heart hammering, feet stinging, she reaches the riverbank, her breath catching in her throat. And then she sees...

Three years later.

Claire has everything she’s always wanted. A newborn baby. A doting husband by her side. A picturesque home in the countryside.

But behind closed doors, Claire’s life is falling apart. Her husband is barely ever home, she’s struggling to bond with her baby girl, and she swears that she is being watched in the remote, lonely cottage.

And when a threatening note is posted through her letterbox, saying she doesn’t deserve her daughter, it’s clear that someone knows about the terrible mistake that Claire made - someone won’t let her forget it. Three years ago, she would have known who to turn to. But now she no longer recognizes those closest to her or the person she’s become. Whom can she trust?

A chilling psychological thriller about a mother’s worst nightmare. Fans of K. L. Slater, Shalini Boland, and The Girl on the Train will love the twists, turns and gasp-worthy shocks of this stunning debut from Ruth Heald.

©2019 Ruth Heald (P)2019 Bookouture

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  • J.
  • 07-11-19

Haven't Been So Shocked By A Book in Awhile

This was incredible--worth it to the end!! I didn't believe the person who said that in the review. But they're right; amazingly done... she pulled every last detail together.

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Hysterical Paranoia runs rampant

If you can stand to listen to complete hysterical paranoia for hours on end to FINALLY get to the end of this book, cheers to you. It was very aggravating to me after about 1 hour of listening to the main character. I was able to figure out who the villain was pretty easily. I do not recommend this book and am so glad I am done with it.

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Such a great book!

I wasn’t sure I would like this at first, but was pleasantly surprised. Even though I thought I’d had it all figured out (don’t we always??) the ending was brilliant! I recommend this to every psych thriller out there!

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Great book, but not dark enough for me...

I'll be honest - when I purchased this title, it was mostly because I saw the "not for the faint of heart" review, and it got my attention. (Turn me upside-down and call me twisted.)

It really is a great listen; the narrator is great, the storyline is interesting, and I actually wanted to finish it.

This review is more for those weirdos like me who are in search of a, "Wow. Ew.....no. NO. NOOO. I can't believe this author really went there. NO....okay, I'm in." type of book. This isn't that book.

Now, if you ARE one of those faint of hearts who like a thrill - get it. It's a great listen. (And nothing that you couldn't listen to in front of your grandma.)

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Great book

Lots of twists and turns. Keeps you guessing until the end. You can’t go wrong with this one.

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Awesome

Wonderful book! It kept me on the edge of my seat. However, again I advise there is domestic abuse in this story. Sensitive listeners beware.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 07-05-19

Great book

Couldn't put it down kept me guessing till near the end. Will look for more by this author

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  • Kelly Hanson
  • 06-26-19

Highly recommend!

I couldn’t stop listening to this book, it had me gripped from the start.
Stayed up till 4am to find out how it ended! A fantastic read!

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  • I'm all ears
  • 06-19-19

Returned this one

Returned this one, it just seemed very similar to another I listened to! the usual, woman suffers from depression and flashbacks etc etc

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  • Ali
  • 07-18-19

good story

I enjoyed this story but there were some parts which had a bit to much gross info