#BlogTour #Review ~ The Secret Mother by @ShaliniBoland @Bookouture

‘Are you my mummy?’

Tessa Markham returns home to find a child in her kitchen. He thinks she’s his mother. But Tessa doesn’t have any children.

Not anymore.

She doesn’t know who the little boy is or how he got there.

After contacting the police, Tessa is suspected of taking the mystery child. Her whole life is turned upside down. And then her husband reveals a secret of his own…

Tessa isn’t sure what to believe or who to trust. Because someone is lying. To find out who, she must confront her painful past. But is the truth more dangerous than Tessa realises?

An absolutely unputdownable psychological thriller with a twist that will make you wonder if you can ever trust anyone again. If you loved Gone Girl, The Girl on the Train and The Sister this book will have you hooked.

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About the Author

Shalini Boland lives in Dorset, England with her husband, two children and their cheeky terrier cross. Before kids, she was signed to Universal Music Publishing as a singer/songwriter, but now she spends her days writing psychological thrillers (in between school runs and hanging out endless baskets of laundry).
Shalini’s debut psychological thriller THE GIRL FROM THE SEA reached No 1 in the US Audible charts and No 7 in the UK Kindle charts. Her second thriller THE BEST FRIEND reached no 2 in the US Audible charts and No 10 in the Amazon UK Kindle charts. It also achieved number 1 in all its categories and was a Kindle All Star title for several months in a row. Shalini’s recent release THE MILLIONAIRE’S WIFE reached No 9 in the Kindle UK charts.

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Shalini is also the author of two bestselling Young Adult series as well as an atmospheric WWII novel with a time-travel twist.

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My Review

Clear the decks, get a comfy seat and prepare to sit and read for as long as it takes you to finish The Secret Mother because I can assure you there is no convenient stopping place! I was immediately absorbed into this psychological thriller.

It’s really a living nightmare playing out in front of Tessa, she has had more than her share of tragedy and all she wants is to be a mummy, have a family.

What would you do if your world had fallen apart but you arrive home one day and discover a child in your house? Who,why,what is he doing there .. is Tessa going crazy, is she guilty, hounded by the media she endeavours to get some answers. She has to contend with her ex-hubby querying her state of mind, the interference of her neighbours and her own self-doubt. 

This book gallops along at a fast pace, stirs up many emotions and confuses the hell out of the reader. I was trying to figure out what was happening but the twists are so brilliantly revealed which causes the tension to mount.

I liked Tessa, just couldn’t imagine myself in her shoes but desperately wanted her to find out the truth. If I say anything else I’m in danger of giving too much away and I hate spoilers. Just read it!! I actually felt myself going cold as the chills crept up my spine .. a deliciously addictive book.

Shalini Boland is an author to keep an eye on .. I will be checking out her other books for sure.

Thanks to the author, publisher and netgalley for my copy which I read and reviewed voluntarily.


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    • Ooooh use it as your treat! Best of luck my lovely you will do brilliantly xx

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