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Stone Mothers (Hardback)Erin Kelly (author)
'The Victorians used to call their mental hospitals stone mothers,' I say. 'They thought the design of the building could literally nurse the sick back to health.'
The gripping new psychological suspense novel from the bestselling author of breakout hit He Said/She Said.
Marianne grew up in the shadow of the old asylum, a place that still haunts her dreams. She was seventeen when she fled the town, her family, her boyfriend Jesse and the body they buried.
Now, forced to return, she can feel the past closing around her. And Jesse, who never forgave her for leaving, is finally threatening to expose the truth.
Marianne will do anything to protect the life she's built; the husband and daughter who must never know.
Even if it means turning to her worst enemy...
But Marianne may not know the whole story - and she isn't the only one with secrets they'd kill to keep.
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 560 g
Dimensions: 242 x 162 x 32 mm
'A beautifully dark, Gothic story of characters haunted by their past: poignant and tragic, full of unexpected shifts and twists, addictively scary and thrillingly audacious.' - Nicci French
'Stone Mothers is a clever, nuanced psychological thriller from one of the best writers in the genre. Properly chilling, you'll be gripped.' - Red
'The incomparable Erin Kelly has written another captivating, cleverly constructed contemporary novel.' - Paula Hawkins, author of The Girl on the Train
'The fantastically taut, compelling plot, brooding atmosphere and fast pace make it a winner.' - Good Housekeeping
'Doubly excellent - truly fine psychological suspense, and plenty to think about, too, when your pulse has returned to normal.' - Lee Child, Sunday Times bestselling author of the Jack Reacher series
'From the twist on the first page to the final gasp, this is a dazzling psychological thriller.' - Grazia
'Compelling, darkly atmospheric and powerful, Stone Mothers leads you deeper and deeper into a claustrophobic world of desire, violence and blackmail. With all the ingredients of a classic psychological thriller, it's also got amazing depth and resonance, examining the shifting dynamics of power and the legacy of violence.' - Bridget Collins, author of The Binding
'Gripping, atmospheric thriller.' - Daily Mirror
'The plot is so CLEVER, the characterisation weep-makingly wise, and the writing is perfection. It is great.' - Marian Keyes, author of The Break
'A great read... another twisty, layered, nuanced story, filled with complexity and shadows.' - Ruth Ware, author of The Death of Mrs Westaway
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“Secrets From the Past.”
I found this to be a slow psychological thriller but it was a good read.
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“Three and a half stars”
Three and a half stars!
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