The Wrong Mother by Sophie Hannah
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A chilling, compulsively readable novel of psychological suspense from the author of The Dead Lie Down and The Other Woman’s House

Sally Thorning is watching the news with her husband one night when she hears an unexpected name—Mark Bretherick. It’s a name she shouldn’t know, but last year after a business trip canceled at the last minute, Sally treated herself to a secret vacation—away from her hectic family life—and met a man. After their brief affair, the two planned to never meet again. All the details are the same: his job, where he lives, his wife Geraldine and daughter Lucy. But the photograph on the news is not the man Sally knew. And now Geraldine and Lucy are dead.
The third book in Sophie Hannah’s acclaimed Zailer and Waterhouse series, The Wrong Mother delivers white knuckle suspense and Hannah’s trademark plot twists, and is perfect for fans of Gillian Flynn and Ruth Rendell.

About Sophie Hannah

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SOPHIE HANNAH is an internationally bestselling crime fiction writer and an award-winning poet. She lives in Cambridge, England, with her husband and two children.
Published September 29, 2009 by Penguin Books. 416 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Mystery novels by Sophie Hannah, Nancy Mauro, Robert B. Parker and Dick and Felix Francis.

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Geraldine calls this the ‘conspiracy of silence.’ Anyone who has spent any length of time in childcare of the very young will recognize flashes of their own feelings in the pages of The Wrong Mother, and that’s what makes this an uncomfortable read, squirm-inducing at times.

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Who tried to kill Sally Thorning—growly, frazzled, exasperated working mother and wife—and what that had to do with Geraldine Bretherick, the apparent suicide who was Sally's doppelgänger, is one of many mysteries in The Wrong Mother, Sophie Hannah's irresistibly convoluted new thriller.

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