Mother Island (Paperback)
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Mother Island (Paperback)

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Paperback 320 Pages / Published: 18/06/2015
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This is the story of two women, Nula and Maggie, joined by old family history and love for the same little boy.

Nula, struggling with her new baby and feeling alone in her marriage, employs her cousin Maggie as a nanny when she returns to work. But it's not long before Nula finds herself theatened by Maggie's close bond with her son, Samuel.

Nula's outwardly perfect house crackles with unspoken jealousies and rivalry until Maggie's intense love for Samuel tips into obsession and she decides her only option is to abduct the child. As Maggie makes her desperate bid for safety, the women's shared past of trauma and loss comes to the fore once more.

WINNER OF THE JERWOOD FICTION UNCOVERED PRIZE 2015.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099555261
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 227 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 20 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Roberts writes fantastically well about motherhood and the magical, other-worldly atmosphere of Anglesey * The Times *
More than just a piece of mummy lit, it's particularly good on the multiple tiny stories of hurt and resentments that can make up a family history. * Metro *
There's little more engrossing than a top-notch psychological thriller. Bethan Roberts's latest novel doesn't disappoint - it's satisfyingly creepy and stimulates that delicious paradox: goose-pimples in summer. * The Independent *
A sharp examination of what it means to be a mother...What makes Mother Island stand out from the crowd, though, is the compassion the author shows for her central characters...A thoroughly cracking read * Big Issue *
Cleverly constructed... Skilful unravelling of events... Uncomfortable and gripping in equal measures -- Juanita Coulson * Lady *

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“Mother Island”

Tense and powerful, this is a novel about love and family secrets. Two cousins meet again after many years and one becomes the nanny for the other. I really enjoyed this because it was a very well written slow burning... More

Hardback edition
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“Mother Island”

Tense and powerful, this is a novel about love and family secrets. Two cousins meet again after many years and one becomes the nanny for the other. I really enjoyed this because it was a very well written slow burning... More

Hardback edition
Helpful? Upvote 33

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