#BlogTour #Review ~ The Good Mother by Karen Osman @KarenAuthor @Aria_Fiction

How far would you go to protect your children?

A gripping psychological suspense, with a shocking twist that will leave you reeling…

Catherine is a good mother and a good wife. The family home is immaculate, her husband’s supper is cooked on time, but when she starts writing to Michael, a prisoner convicted of murder, she finds herself obsessing about his crime and whether he can ever truly be forgiven…

Kate has no time for herself. Caught in the maelstrom of bringing up two young children with no money, and an out of work husband, she longs to escape the drudgery of being a wife and a mother. And she soon starts taking dangerous risks to feel alive…

Alison has flown the nest. But university life is not what she had hoped for, and she finds herself alone and unhappy. Until the day her professor takes a sudden interest in her. Then everything changes…

Three women – all with secrets. And as the days tick down to Michael’s release, those secrets can no longer be ignored.

Available on NetGalley: Here

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About the Author

Originally from the UK, Karen won the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature Montegrappa Novel Writing Award 2016 with her crime-thriller novel and now has a three-book deal with Head of Zeus. When she’s not writing novels, Karen is busy bringing up her two young children and running her communication business Travel Ink.

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My Review

The Good Mother is a chillingly refreshing psychological suspense. Written in such a way that it grips you from the onset but is so easy to sink into. The characters are all relatable and scarily realistic. 

Three main women all have a man as a common link but getting to the reveal of that link takes many twists and turns. The plot-line is intriguing, Catherine, Alison and Kat all have secrets but on the surface seem ‘normal’ women going about their average daily lives.

I thought it may get pulled down into the drudgery of housework, kids, money problems etc but Karen manages to keep the tension at just the right level and I didn’t really guess the connection or the ending so this was a satisfying read.

I think the parts I enjoyed most were the pen-pal letters to a prisoner .. this appealed to the ‘taking a risk’ side of my personality!

I look forward to reading what comes next. Thanks to the author, publisher and Netgalley for my copy which I read and reviewed voluntarily.


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