The Mother's Mistake: An absolutely gripping psychological thriller / Ruth Heald


‘Wow, what a story… Utterly hooked from page one, so glad it was a weekend and I could binge read!... An absolute must-read!! 5 huge stars from me.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

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 new-born 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 recognises those closest to her, or the person she’s become. Who can she trust?

An atmospheric, chilling and absolutely unputdownable psychological thriller about a mother’s worst nightmare. Fans of KL 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.

Readers absolutely love The Mother’s Mistake:

Wow, what a book. I absolutely loved it. I was drawn into the story from the beginning… Kept me guessing until the end… The best book I have read in ages.’ NetGalley Reviewer, 5 stars

WOW. I absolutely loved this story, I was drawn in from the first page. I had knots in my stomach throughout wondering what was going to happen next. A brilliant psychological thriller that I couldn't put down. One of my top reads this year.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

A wonderful read!... Let me say that all is not as it seems and MORE!!!... This is another of the best books I have read this year! A fast-moving thriller that constantly has the reader in suspense!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

What an amazing thriller! I loved the character development and stayed up way past my bedtime to find out what was going to happen next.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

I really loved this book!Read it in one day, couldn't put it down! Definitely a 5 star read.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

‘This book is a must-read… Has it all: twisty, addictive, pulls you in from page one.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

‘A perfect psychological thriller that gripped me from start to finish… A thought-provoking, suspenseful plot narrating two storylines in parallel time lines that collide together into an amazing, totally unexpected twistWonderful.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

A stunning debut that will have readers tearing through the pages in a desperate search for answers. Full of suspense, intrigue, and an unsettling trust of the narrative, this is one fun ride. This novel was one that I could not put down until the source of Claire's torment was finally revealed, and what a shocker! I cannot wait to read more from this exciting new author. Highly recommended.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars


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