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A Good Enough Mother

Bev Thomas

A literary psychological suspense thriller for fans of Apple Tree Yard, this novel promises to be as big as Lullaby

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ISBN
9780571348404
Date Published
07.03.2019
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Summary

The most dangerous lies are the ones we tell ourselves…

‘Excellent . . . A gripping debut.’ Sunday Times
‘Taut, absorbing and psychologically astute.’ Paula Hawkins, author of The Girl on the Train

Dr Ruth Hartland is the director of a highly respected trauma therapy unit. She is confident, capable and excellent at her job. But she is finding it hard to maintain.

Increasingly preoccupied by her son Tom’s disappearance, Ruth is shaken when a new patient arrives at the unit – a young man who looks shockingly like him.

As a therapist, she knows exactly what she should do. But as a mother she makes a very different choice – a decision that will have profound consequences.

What readers are saying:

‘The psychological pull of this novel was so intense, I flew through it in no time at all.’

‘A heart-stopping mother’s story of love and loss, and a riveting drama that lets us inside the secret world of therapist and patient.’

‘A beautifully crafted book with a compelling and emotionally consuming narrative.’

‘Brilliantly compassionate and satisfying read. Good to the last page.’

Critic Reviews

Taut, absorbing and psychologically astute, in A Good Enough Mother Bev Thomas combines all the tension of a thriller with the emotional resonance of a powerful family drama.

Paula Hawkins, bestselling author of THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN
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A Good Enough Mother’ packs an emotional punch and is a gripping, original read. It is a novel full of loss and longing and the complexities of human relationships.

Kate Hamer
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A gripping novel of what happens when unexpected loss breaks open the boundaries of a carefully constructed life, blurring perspectives and upending the best of intentions. This powerful story of love, loss--and ultimately, healing--will resonate with everyone who has ever loved a child.

Kim Edwards, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Memory Keeper’s Daughter
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A fine novel. . . . A Good Enough Mother is raw and enthralling, with a strong emotional ache at its center.

Hilma Wolitzer, author of An Available Man
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A Good Enough Mother is gorgeously written: It’s both a riveting account of what goes on behind the scenes at your therapist's office and a dark meditation on motherhood, marriage and grief. I couldn't put it down.

Lisa Gabriele, author of The Winters
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A beautiful, compelling book about the hopes and terrors of motherhood. You’ll stay up reading way too late, desperate to find out what happens next . . . and even when you manage to put the book down, Ruth’s story will haunt you.

Gin Phillips, author of Fierce Kingdom
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Bev was a clinical psychologist in the NHS for many years. She currently works as an organisational consultant in mental health and other services. She lives in London with her family.

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