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The Better Mother

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You let him in your house. Now how are you going to stay safe?

Zoe is happily married to Ethan until the day a 13-year-old boy shows up on their doorstep. He says his name is Micah and that Ethan is his father. Distressed because his mother is missing, Micah has come to them for help.

Ethan is wary – he didn’t know anything about Micah - but kind-hearted Zoe feels she can’t possibly turn her back on the boy. She welcomes him into their home and does her best to make him part of the family.

But there’s something off about Micah.

He lies constantly, creeps silently around the house and towers over Zoe, observing her every move. And his growing bond with Anna, Zoe’s young daughter, feels all wrong.

So when his mother's body is found and the police start looking for the murderer, Zoe realizes something terrible…
He might already be in her home.

The Better Mother– the stunning psychological thriller from the best-selling author of Her Husband’s Secret.

What readers are saying about The Better Mother:

“I love a good domestic thriller and this one didn't disappoint! Kept me on my toes so much that I
finished in one sitting.” -Netgalley Reviewer

a master of suspense! Every time I read one of Emily's books, I think she can't possibly write anything else that would top it. I'm proven wrong again and again. This book was no exception! I was hooked from the very first page up until the last. Highly recommend!” -Booksprout Reviewer

“The ending? THE ENDING! This is
my favorite type of psychological thriller. The unease, the mystery, the building tension—the ending that was just as satisfying as the buildup! I read this book in one sitting… I. Could. Not. Stop. …I cannot stop thinking about the epilogue! This story will stick with me for a long time to come.” -Netgalley Reviewer

“This was
fantastic. It was intense, mysterious and has you questioning everything and everyone.” -Booksprout Reviewer

“…a gripping thriller that had me on the
edge of my seat right from the start. A fantastic read!” -Netgalley Reviewer

“Somehow every book that Emily Shiner writes is better than the last. I absolutely loved it!! …I was
completely shocked by the ending. The characters were mysterious and well-developed, and I love that the plot was original. I will be telling everyone to download this book!” -Netgalley Reviewer

Genre: Mystery

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