The Mother’s Mistake by Ruth Heald

blurb from goodreads.com please scroll down for my review.

Everyone makes mistakes. But does everyone deserve to be forgiven?

She runs past the tinkling of children’s laughter that fills the park. Heart hammering, she reaches the riverbank, breath catching in her throat as her eyes take in the small body, tangled in the reeds, pale and lifeless.
Three years later.
Claire’s life is picture perfect. A new home in the countryside. A new-born baby. A doting husband by her side.
But behind closed doors, her life is falling apart.
And when a threatening note is posted through her letterbox, saying she doesn’t deserve her daughter, it’s clear that someone knows about her past…
Someone knows that Claire doesn’t deserve her perfect life. Someone’s going to do everything in their power to destroy it.


My Review

I really enjoyed this book by Ruth Heald, this is my first book written by her. Honestly I cannot imagine living anywhere close to my mother in law, let alone in her property, loaded with her late mothers belongings, that would be a definite no no from me. The mother in law is just an awful person. But I can understand her feeling, tired, new born, husband not suportive, etc. She needed to be more assertive. Moving on there are some good characters, but even though I figured out who was behind all the person behind all the trouble it was well worth listening too.

There was a couple of times I wondered how each character fitted in but that was very nicely done. I enjoyed the ending though, very twisty.


About the author

Ruth Heald is a psychological thriller writer from a suburban Buckinghamshire town. She studied Economics at Oxford and then worked in an eclectic mix of sectors from nuclear decommissioning to management consulting.

Seeking a more creative environment, she found a role at the BBC and worked there for nine years before leaving to write full time. Ruth is fascinated by psychology and finding out what drives people to violence, destruction and revenge. She’s married with two children and her novels explore our greatest fears in otherwise ordinary, domestic lives.

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