Such A Good Mother by Helen Monks Takhar is a gripping psychological suspense that I just could not put down. I was totally consumed.
The novel is divided into several sections. Each section begins with a different voice to the main body. It is up to the reader to see if we know who is talking. We are left questioning – something has happened but to whom? When? And why? With these questions in my head, I read greedily on.
All the characters are well drawn but not all are likable (they are not meant to be). There is an air of menace as a character exerts control over all. A spider’s web is spun, entrapping all who come near.
We are all a product of our upbringing. Our childhood, especially any trauma, shapes the adults we become.
Obsession with money and power drive some characters. Others have secrets they want to stay hidden. And others are driven by the need to protect. The results are shocking.
Such A Good Mother was a read that set my heart racing and my pulse rising. As the novel sped towards the conclusion I clung on for dear life.
It was a complex, extremely well executed plotline, and once more I failed to predict the outcome!
Such A Good Mother was an incredibly compulsive read that thoroughly engrossed me.
I received a free copy from the publishers. A favourable review was not required. All opinions are my own.