The Mothers by Sarah J Naughton #blogtour @Tr4cyF3nt0n

I’m thrilled to be part of The Mothers blog tour today and many thanks to Tracy Fenton for the invite and my review copy of the book.

What’s this book about?

Five Women.

They meet at their NCT Group. The only thing they have in common is they’re all pregnant.

Five Secrets. 

Three years later, they are all good friends. Aren’t they?

One Missing Husband.

Now the police have come knocking. Someone knows something.

And the trouble with secrets is that someone always tells.

What did I think?

Oh I did love this one! It’s a gripping, twisty female dominated drama that based itself around the relationships that women make when they become mothers. Any woman who’s been pregnant knows how isolating it can be but friendships made at NCT classes or similar can be a godsend and last for many years to come. But here we have a group of 5 women who have come together with seemingly very little in common apart from that initial pregnancy. But they are still in contact regularly and as we look back at the past couple of years of meet-ups, we find out more about their lives away from their friends. And when the husband of one of the mothers goes missing, secrets and lies are revealed with some rather shocking results!

I spent most of this book wondering what the hell these women were still doing together?! They had nothing in common apart from their children (and in one case not even that!) and they didn’t seem to provide the support that you would expect from antenatal group friends. Each of them had their own problems and difficulties with parenting and family life but they were still having to cope on their own. And even when Ewan went missing they weren’t the most supportive of their poor friend Bella! My favourite of the women was probably Electra as I could relate to her more as a fellow mum of twins and her struggle to come to terms with motherhood not being the journey she was expecting.

This is my favourite of Sarah’s books so far. It’s deliciously dark, deviously decadent and I adored every single page! It’s a 5 star page turner and I highly recommend it!

Who’s the author?

Sarah J Naughton grew up in Dorset, and is the bestselling author of The Other Coupleand Tattletale. Her debut children’s thriller,The Hanged Man Rises was shortlisted for the 2013 Costa Award. The Mothers is her third novel for adults.

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I am a Norfolk girl living in leafy Cheshire with my grumpy Scotsman. A mum and nana who lives for my family but who is also addicted to reading (and Marmite!) I will read almost anything but my preferred genres to review are psychological thrillers, crime procedural novels or women's fiction. My kindle is my life but I also have a substantial bookshelf in my cosy reading room where I can go to escape the stresses of family life with plenty of tea and chocolate. I am a member of netgalley and bookbridg. I review on Amazon, where I'm a Top 500 reviewer, and Goodreads. You can always find me over on Twitter @jocatrobertson for any review requests.