February 2010 Book of the Month.
A compelling read tackling one of those subjects that is difficult to comprehend – how a mother could purposefully harm her own child. Beautifully written and keeping the reader guessing as to what the truth really is, you will be intrigued and fascinated until the end.
Compelling and elegant - this is commercial women's fiction at its very best. I've striven to be the perfect mother, wanting to create a perfect childhood for my child. Yet something has gone wrong... Catriona has the life she's always dreamed of: a loving husband, a delightful step-daughter and her own precious little girl, Daisy. When Daisy begins to feel poorly, Catriona seeks help and in doing so, is forced to look to the past and her own traumatic and abusive childhood. When Cat is accused of harming eight-year-old Daisy through Munchausen's Syndrome by Proxy, Cat begins to realise that the life she has now is more fragile than she could ever have imagined.
Written with a wonderfully convincing authority... I was eager to find out what happened next. - New York Times on The Perfect Mother (A New York Times Notable Book of the Year)
Margaret Leroy writes like a dream - Tony Parsons
Publication date: 19/02/2010
Publisher: Mira Books an imprint of Harlequin Mills & Boon
|Publication date:||19th February 2010|
|Publisher:||Mira Books an imprint of Harlequin Mills & Boon|
|Genres:||Books of the Month, eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Reading Groups,|
Margaret Leroy studied music at Oxford. She has written four novels, one of which was televised by Granada and reached an audience of eight million. Margaret has appeared on numerous radio and TV programmes, and her articles and short stories have been published in the Observer, the Sunday Express and the Mail on Sunday. Her books have been translated into ten languages. Margaret is married with two daughters and lives in Surrey. Author photo © Nikki GibbMore About Margaret Leroy