The Other Mothers (Hardback)
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The Other Mothers (Hardback)

The Other Mothers (Hardback)

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Hardback 368 Pages
Published: 08/06/2023
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Waterstones Says

From the author of former Waterstones Thriller of the Month Greenwich Park comes an electrifying page-turner about the dark secrets that lie behind the seemingly perfect facades of young mothers.

The outstanding new thriller from the author of international bestseller and Waterstones Thriller of the Month pick, Greenwich Park.

Ex journalist Tash has been searching for a story to launch her freelance career. But she has also been searching for something else. New friends to help her navigate motherhood. She sees them at her son's new playgroup. The other mothers. The sleek, the sophisticated, the successful mothers... the women she wants to be.

And then one day they welcome her into their circle and Tash discovers the kind of life she has always dreamt of; their elegant London townhouses a far cry from her cramped basement flat and endless bills. These families seem to have everything. But they also have their secrets. And it's soon clear that not everyone at the playgroup can be trusted.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781526626523
Number of pages: 368
Dimensions: 234 x 153 mm


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Katherine Faulkner unpeels Fornasetti wallpaper and opens glass box extensions, revealing delectably dislikeable characters, secrets - and murder. This is The Undoing meets Big Little Lies. A fast-paced, decadent skewering of upper-middle-class motherhood - Abigail Dean

I was gripped; the writing is on point while the characterisation will have you nodding in agreement - Belfast Telegraph

Has all the skillfully handled red herrings you would expect from the creator of the deft final twist of Greenwich Park. But her real gift is for observing the currents beneath apparent surface perfection, and what the middle class is capable of when it can't have it all - The Times

Once again, Katherine Faulkner so masterfully delivers a delicious combination of treacherous secrets and enviable lives, this time among a group of upper class moms whose perfection unravels after Tash, a new mom to the playgroup and struggling journalist, realizes things aren’t quite what they seem. I couldn’t part with this book until I’d finished—The Other Mothers is the elevated, devourable thriller you’ve been looking for - Ashley Audrain

An elegant and relentlessly twisty skewering of upper middle-class motherhood and a propulsive mystery, I was gripped by The Other Mothers and Katherine’s immersive writing - Sarah Vaughan

Katherine's done it again! Anyone who enjoyed Greenwich Park will love this – maybe even more. Full of terrible people behaving terribly, it's such a compelling story. I read it in one sitting last night – extremely gripping. It filled me with immense relief that my children are now in their later teenage years and that I never have to deal with this again - Harriet Tyce

As addictive as it gets! - Fabulous magazine

Glossy, privileged mummy posse - appalling humans, obviously - dead nanny, struggling, unglossy journalist trying to make sense of it all. I read this brilliantly plotted, brilliantly observed thriller in one sitting, and then thanked the Lord for no longer being the parent of a school-aged child. So good - India Knight, Sunday Times Magazine

A page-turner about the dark secrets that lie behind the seemingly perfect facades of young mothers - Cosmopolitan

Next-level mum noir, The Other Mothers is a brilliant portrayal of the complexities of parenthood, work and - oh yes - murder. Smart, tense and gripping. Loved it! - Ellery Lloyd

Fans of Motherland will love the observations in this twisty, one-sitting read - Woman & Home

A wry and tightly plotted look at parent cliques, playgroup angst and when mum-life turns sour … The Other Mothers is Big Little Lies meets Silent Witness. I loved it! - Harriet Walker

Wonderful sense of growing dread in the dark side of motherland - Fiona Barton

The Other Mothers is not only a sharp, fabulously pacy thriller, but also a biting commentary on the demands (and consequences) of a certain kind of performative parenting. I finished it in one sitting, captured by Faulkner’s compelling characters and gripping plot, and the ending provided a truly satisfying twist! A sinister window into the darker side of motherhood, you’ll never look at playgroup parents quite the same… - Kate Collins, author of A Good House for Children

The Other Mothers is brilliant! Such a fast-paced, twisty story that takes you in completely unexpected directions. I read this in one sitting and adored every page. Katherine Faulkner's first novel was fantastic, but this is another step up. The characters are wonderfully vivid and Faulkner captures the worlds of both journalism and motherhood perfectly. She also nails the moment when they both start going wrong - Holly Watt

Fans of TV’s Motherland will love this twisty read - Woman's Weekly

Grips to the end - Crime Monthly

Smart, slick and utterly captivating; The Other Mothers reeled me in with its wonderfully intricate plot and brilliant cast of characters. Highly recommended - Sarah Bonner, author of Her Perfect Twin

A highly addictive and whip-smart tale, The Other Mothers strips the surface from Insta-perfect lives to reveal a deeply unsettling reality. I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough! - Teresa Driscoll

A delicious peek behind the curtain of London’s yummy mummies, a world of bi-fold doors and dark secrets, Sweaty Betty leggings and suspicious deaths. The characters leap off the page - Amanda Reynolds

The Other Mothers is a first-class thriller, with taut prose, gasp-worthy twists and characters you’ll love to hate. Faulkner has done it again - fans of Greenwich Park won’t be disappointed - Robin Morgan-Bentley

The Other Mothers is my favourite version of this genre: smart, well-written and thoughtful, so that you feel like you get two books in one. Firstly, a brilliant exploration of class, motherhood and identity and secondly, a thriller that will keep you page turning way into the night - Caroline Corcoran

Through many twists and turns this book keeps you guessing up to the very end. A riveting read - Muddy Stilettos

Praise for Greenwich Park: Deliciously dark and deftly plotted. Faulkner mines the seam of guilt beneath her characters "perfect" lives with devastating precision - Lesley Kara, author of 'The Rumour'

Praise for Greenwich Park: 'Faulkner offers a clever spin on psychological thrillers set during maternity leave … A twisty, fast-paced read’ - Sunday Times

Praise for Greenwich Park: Do not read this book if you have anything important you need to get done! Fast-paced, twisty and with wonderfully complex and believable characters, it had me gripped to the last page - Clare Pooley, author of 'The Authenticity Project' and ''The People on Platform 5'

A gripping story full of fascinating characters - My Weekly

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“Well written whodunit”

A well written whodunit, but peopled with the usual suspects of the school/playgroup mother's clique of rich and elegant women. I didnt feel it added anything new or different to the genre and may have had more... More

Hardback edition
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“A compelling read”

4-5 stars

Tash James, mother to Finn, and wife of A and E doctor Tom, is desperate to relaunch her journalist career, partly because they’re broke. Has she potentially found something in the story of nanny Sophie... More

Hardback edition
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“Gripping, atmospheric thriller”

Tash, a freelance journalist moves to a new area, with Tom her husband, and Finn their toddler. When Finn starts nursery, she becomes involved with other mothers who she regularly sees outside the nursery. However,... More

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