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Mother Loves Me

(2020)
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The creepiest debut thriller you will read this year!

One little girl.
Mirabelle’s mother loves her. She’s her ‘little doll’. Mother dresses her, paints her face, and plaits her hair. But as Mirabelle grows, the dresses no longer fit quite as well, the face paint no longer looks quite so pretty. And Mother isn’t happy.
 
Two little girls.
On Mirabelle’s 13th birthday, Mother arrives home with a present – a new sister, 5-year-old Clarabelle, who Mother has rescued from the outside world.
 
But Mother only needs one.
As it dawns on Mirabelle that there is a new ‘little doll’ in her house, she also realizes that her life isn’t what she thought it was. And that dolls often end up on the scrap heap…


‘Horribly gripping with a heart pounding climax. It gave me shivers’ Jackie Kabler, author of The Perfect Couple

‘Utterly gripping and totally original…disturbing and claustrophobic and quite brilliant’ Alex Lake, bestselling author of Seven Days

‘A shattering and original psychological thriller that will leave you breathless…a stunning debut’ Liv Constantine, author of The Last Mrs Parrish

‘Deliciously creepy…unfolded with great pace in shocking ways ’ M. J. Ford, author of Hold My Hand

‘Incredibly fast-paced and creepy, I absolutely flew through Mother Loves MePhoebe Morgan, author of The Doll House

‘A claustrophobic and twisted tale! Packed with creepiness, tension and so many 'hold your breath' moments I was left gasping for air’ Sam Carrington, author of Saving Sophie

‘With echoes of Emma Donoghue's Room, this twisty, creepy thriller cries out to be read in one nail-biting session’ Carolyn Kirby, author of The Conviction of Cora Burns



Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"A claustrophobic and twisted tale! Packed with creepiness, tension and so many 'hold your breath' moments I was left gasping for air." - Sam Carrington

"A shattering and original psychological thriller that will leave you breathless. Raw and visceral, Mother Loves Me, is a relentlessly compelling story of madness and survival. A stunning debut by Abby Davies." - Liv Constantine

"Deliciously creepy…unfolded with great pace in shocking ways – an original, terrifying and inspired look at the sometimes narrow boundary between love and madness. I was rooting for Mirabelle from the opening page." - M J Ford

"'Mother' is one of the creepiest, most sinister characters I’ve ever encountered…horribly gripping with a heart pounding climax. It gave me shivers." - Jackie Kabler

"With echoes of Emma Donoghue's Room, this twisty, creepy thriller cries out to be read in one nail-biting session." - Carolyn Kirby

"Mother Loves Me is both utterly gripping and totally original. It’s disturbing and claustrophobic and quite brilliant." - Alex Lake

"Incredibly fast-paced and creepy, I absolutely flew through Mother Loves Me. Abby is a wonderful new talent." - Phoebe Morgan


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