A Mother Like You by Ruby Speechley

I’m so pleased to be part of the tour today for this gripping book. Thanks so much to Rachel’s Random Resources for the copy of the book and invitation to be part of the tour.

All mothers have secrets…some are unforgivable

Kate Marshall lives an enviable life. Married to handsome, charming, James, owner of a successful company, she seems to have it all.
But falling pregnant at 45 was never part of the plan. Especially as Kate’s hiding a devastating secret – one that she’s been running from for twenty years.

So when ex-boyfriend Paul comes back into her life, threatening to expose the truth about what Kate did, the clock is ticking. Can she keep her secrets and finally be the mother she always dreamed of – or will her past lies destroy her perfect life?

An unputdownable, complex and twisty psychological thriller about mothers and daughters – fans of Shalini Boland, Liane Moriarty and Jane Shemilt will love this gripping read.

My Review:

To say that this book is twisty is an understatement! I had no idea what to expect next.

I absolutely loved this book, it was really riveting. The opening prologue is quite explosive. Then it all settles down for a while. But not for long..

I liked Kate, and couldn’t even begin to figure out what she might have done in her past that was so awful. When the truth is finally revealed, it was not what I had expected at all.

The plot is complex and multi layered. Kate’s mum, Elizabeth, is, on the surface, a rather cold and unemotional mother. But there’s a lot more to her story, and it’s interesting to see patterns repeated across the generations, and also to observe how the way we were parented affects our own parenting.

This is a tense and very clever thriller, with a lot more to it than initially meets the eye. I found it hard to put down. Totally engrossing.

My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Author Bio:

RUBY SPEECHLEY was born in Lisbon, Portugal, and was brought up in a British-Portuguese family. She has an MA in creative writing from Sheffield Hallam and is a Faber Academy alumna.

Her work has been longlisted for the Lucy Cavendish Fiction prize, The Bath Novel Award and Caledonia Novel Award, amongst others. She also won Best Opening Chapter at the York Festival of Writing in 2017.

Ruby’s debut novel, Someone Else’s Baby was published by Hera Books in July 2019. It is a chilling psychological thriller about a young woman who becomes a surrogate but finds that her act of kindness comes with devastating consequences. Her second novel, Every Little Secret was published in April 2020.

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