My Mother's Secret

by Sanjida Kay

eBooks of the Month Relationship Stories Thriller and Suspense

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April 2018 Book of the Month

The intriguing title more than delivers in this entirely captivating read. Three stories belonging to Emma, Stella and Lizzie, fuse together into one. Emma lives life constantly balanced on the edge of fear, 14 year old Stella believes her mum has a secret, while student Lizzie finds herself living in a nightmare. The present is told by Stella and Emma, I felt thoughts, emotions, an intimate connection, while in the past Lizzie is kept at a slight distance. Sanjida Kay gradually releases information, yet there is so much I still didn’t know, I had several flashes of realisation, yet they weren’t the whole, just a part of the story. My mind was taken in unexpected directions, and on occasion my expectations were sliced in half and set on a new path. As the last chapter rushed towards me, then the epilogue concluded, it felt like a strange unsettled calm after a storm, and while the ending may leave some undecided, personally I loved it! ‘My Mother’s Secret’ has the ability to surprise, to worm inside thoughts, to provoke, and I found it a compelling, thoroughly entertaining story.

Liz Robinson

My Mother's Secret Synopsis

'A gripping page-turner - the twists kept coming!' Catherine Ryan Howard You can only hide for so long... Lizzie Bradshaw. A student from the Lake District, forced to work away from home, who witnesses a terrible crime. But who will ultimately pay the price? Emma Taylor. A mother, a wife, and a woman with a dangerous secret. Can she keep her beloved family safely together? Stella Taylor. A disaffected teenager, determined to discover what her mother is hiding. But how far will she go to uncover the truth? And one man, powerful, manipulative and cunning, who controls all their destinies.

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My Mother's Secret Press Reviews

'Chilling and compelling, filled with exquisitely drawn characters and gut-wrenching twists that force you to ask the most terrifying question of all: how would I cope if this happened to me?' - Cavan Scott 

'With her vibrant prose and razor-sharp observation, Sanjida's story hooked me right from the start, pulling me in with an increasing sense of unease until the final spine-chilling climax.' - Caroline England

'A gripping page-turner - the twists kept coming!' - Catherine Ryan Howard 

'A gripping yarn with a vicious sting in the tale that shows the road to Hell is paved with good intentions.' - LV Hay, author of The Other Twin 

'A powerful and compelling story about the lengths a mother will go to to protect her child... I found myself wondering what I would have done in that situation and the ending had me holding my breath.' - C.L. Taylor

'The Stolen Child succeeds as both a fast-paced thriller and a haunting tale of a fragile family. -- Peter Swanson on The Stolen Child A gripping and totally unpredictable story' - Daily Mail on The Stolen Child 

'The Stolen Child captivated me, terrified me and left me deeply moved.' - Holly Seddon on The Stolen Child

 So compelling you have no choice but to race through it... Twisty, tense and chilling. Brilliant! * Sam Carrington 

'This gripping story about families and secrets takes the meaning of 'deception
to a new level.' - Jane Corry, author of My Husband's Wife and Blood Sisters 

'Sanjida Kay captivates the senses, then delivers the killer blow.' - Lucy Dawson 

'Sanjida has nailed it again. A claustrophobic, unpredictable thriller that I couldn't get enough of. You'll be holding your breath until the last page.' - Jack Jordan


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ISBN: 9781786492524
Publication date: 03/05/2018
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781786492524
Publication date: 3rd May 2018
Author: Sanjida Kay
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 368 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Relationship Stories, Thriller / Suspense,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Thriller / suspense,

About Sanjida Kay

Sanjida Kay is a writer and broadcaster. She lives in Bristol with her daughter and husband. Bone by Bone was her first thriller.   Author photo © Barbara Evripidou

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