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A Good Enough Mother

(2019)
A novel by

 
 
The most dangerous lies are the ones we tell ourselves...

'Excellent . . . A gripping debut.' Sunday Times
'Taut, absorbing and psychologically astute.' Paula Hawkins, author of The Girl on the Train

Dr Ruth Hartland is the director of a highly respected trauma therapy unit. She is confident, capable and excellent at her job. But she is finding it hard to maintain.

Increasingly preoccupied by her son Tom's disappearance, Ruth is shaken when a new patient arrives at the unit - a young man who looks shockingly like him.

As a therapist, she knows exactly what she should do. But as a mother she makes a very different choice - a decision that will have profound consequences.

What readers are saying:

'The psychological pull of this novel was so intense, I flew through it in no time at all.'

'A heart-stopping mother's story of love and loss, and a riveting drama that lets us inside the secret world of therapist and patient.'

'A beautifully crafted book with a compelling and emotionally consuming narrative.'

'Brilliantly compassionate and satisfying read. Good to the last page.'

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"A gripping novel of what happens when unexpected loss breaks open the boundaries of a carefully constructed life, blurring perspectives and upending the best of intentions. This powerful story of love, loss--and ultimately, healing--will resonate with everyone who has ever loved a child." - Kim Edwards

"A Good Enough Mother is gorgeously written: It's both a riveting account of what goes on behind the scenes at your therapist's office and a dark meditation on motherhood, marriage and grief. I couldn't put it down." - Lisa Gabriele

"A Good Enough Mother packs an emotional punch and is a gripping, original read. It is a novel full of loss and longing and the complexities of human relationships." - Kate Hamer

"A beautiful, compelling book about the hopes and terrors of motherhood. You'll stay up reading way too late, desperate to find out what happens next . . . and even when you manage to put the book down, Ruth's story will haunt you." - Gin Phillips

"The suspense in A Good Enough Mother is raw and enthralling, with a strong emotional ache at its center." - Hilma Wolitzer


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July 2019 : USA Library Binding
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Title: A Good Enough Mother (Thorndike Press Large Print Core Series)
Author(s): Bev Thomas
ISBN: 1-4328-6655-9 / 978-1-4328-6655-6 (USA edition)
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April 2019 : UK Hardback
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Title: A Good Enough Mother
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April 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Good Enough Mother: A Novel
Author(s): Bev Thomas
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August 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Good Enough Mother
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August 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Good Enough Mother: A Novel
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January 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Good Enough Mother
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April 2019 : UK Paperback
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April 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Good Enough Mother
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Title: A Good Enough Mother: A Novel
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Title: A Good Enough Mother
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Title: A Good Enough Mother
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Title: A Good Enough Mother: A Novel
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