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The Bad Mother by Amanda Brooke

Untangling The Web

The Bad Mother by Amanda Brooke is a contemporary psychological thriller that has the reader hooked and guessing from the start.

The novel opens and then jumps backwards six months before moving forwards. This is a clever device as it made me question what had happened to end (or start) so intensely?

If someone reminds us of our actions, it must be true. Memory can mislead us. “Do you know what it’s like not to trust your own memory?” Once the seeds of doubt are sown it is hard to return to where we once were.

The novel deals with mental illness. We fear family genes coming down the lines. We fear history repeating itself. “None of us can escape the past.” The past haunts our present and we fear for our future.

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