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.Continue reading