Thomas, Bev A Good Enough Mother

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A Good Enough Mother

 
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'Taut, absorbing and psychologically astute, in A Good Enough Mother Bev Thomas combines all the tension of a thriller with the emotional resonance of a powerful family drama.' (Paula Hawkins, bestselling author of The Girl on the Train)

The most dangerous lies are the ones we tell ourselves.

Dr Ruth Hartland rises to difficult tasks. She is the director of a highly respected trauma therapy unit. She is confident, capable and excellent at her job. Today she is preoccupied by her son Tom's disappearance.

So when a new patient arrives at the unit - a young man who looks shockingly like Tom - she is floored.

As a therapist, Ruth knows exactly what she should do in the best interests of her client, but as a mother she makes a very different choice - a decision that will have profound consequences.

A gripping and deeply intelligent psychological thriller for fans of Apple Tree Yard and Lullaby

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Taut, absorbing and psychologically astute, in A Good Enough Mother Bev Thomas combines all the tension of a thriller with the emotional resonance of a powerful family drama. -- Paula Hawkins, bestselling author of THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN

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 Good Enough Mother doesn't read like a debut. It is a thoughtful, character-driven novel about guilt and motherhood that perturbed me long after I'd put it down. Assured, intelligent and beautifully written, I found it resonant and relevant. -- Sarah Vaughan

Bev Thomas is a clinical psychologist with 25 years' experience, which is excellent news for readers of this taut debut thriller, peopled as it is with characters unusually alive in their psychological complexities . . . it's a gripping debut that makes you wish more clinical psychologists would become novelists. -- Francesca Angelini, The Sunday Times

An intelligent novel on the dilemmas of the therapist-client relationship and good parenting., The Observer

The most alarmingly successful element of the story is a glimpse of the chaos that might lie behind the studied neutrality on the face of a therapist. -- Christena Appleyard, Daily Mail

Here's a taut, intelligent psychological thriller that will reassure just about every anxious mum who reads it that it's okay to mess up a little with your kids - it's only the very rare parenting mistake (or two or three) that's capable of warping a child into a psycho killer... Thomas joins the ranks of first-rate masters of misdirection who delight in artfully distracting us readers from the terrible truths planted right before our eyes. -- Maureen Corrigan, Washington Post

A stunning and original literary novel, written with an extraordinary depth of psychological insight and an almost ethereal beauty, and exploring the unique dynamics between a therapist and their patient, and a mother and her children., Lancashire Post

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, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Memory Keeper’s Daughter

A brilliant, genre-defying exploration of the complexities of motherhood, and of the constant conflict between reason and emotion., Thriller Books Journal

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A literary psychological suspense thriller for fans of Apple Tree Yard, this novel promises to be as big as Lullaby

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