The Wrong Mother by Sophie Hannah audiobook

The Wrong Mother: A Novel

By Sophie Hannah
Read by Elizabeth Sastre

The Simon Waterhouse and Charlie Zailer Series: Book 3

13.15 Hours 09/29/2009 Unabridged
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    ISBN: 9781101196007

A chilling, compulsively readable novel of psychological suspense from the author of Little Face and The Carrier Sally Thorning is watching the news with her husband when she hears a name she never thought she'd hear again: Mark Bretherick. It's a name she shouldn't recognize. Last year, a work trip Sally had planned was canceled at the last minute. Desperate for a break from juggling her job and a young family, Sally didn't tell her husband that the trip had fallen through. Instead, she treated herself to a secret vacation in a remote hotel. While she was there, Sally met a man—Mark Bretherick. All the details are the same: where he lives, his job, his wife Geraldine and daughter Lucy. Except that the photograph on the news is of a man Sally has never seen before. And Geraldine and Lucy Bretherick are both dead... With the international bestseller Little Face, Sophie Hannah established herself as a striking new voice in psychological suspense. The Wrong Mother, a riveting exploration of a mother's unspeakable betrayal, confirms her reputation as a master of the form. 

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Summary

Summary

A chilling, compulsively readable novel of psychological suspense from the author of Little Face and The Carrier

Sally Thorning is watching the news with her husband when she hears a name she never thought she'd hear again: Mark Bretherick.

It's a name she shouldn't recognize. Last year, a work trip Sally had planned was canceled at the last minute. Desperate for a break from juggling her job and a young family, Sally didn't tell her husband that the trip had fallen through. Instead, she treated herself to a secret vacation in a remote hotel. While she was there, Sally met a man—Mark Bretherick. All the details are the same: where he lives, his job, his wife Geraldine and daughter Lucy. Except that the photograph on the news is of a man Sally has never seen before. And Geraldine and Lucy Bretherick are both dead...

With the international bestseller Little Face, Sophie Hannah established herself as a striking new voice in psychological suspense. The Wrong Mother, a riveting exploration of a mother's unspeakable betrayal, confirms her reputation as a master of the form. 

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Gripping.” Tana French, New York Times bestselling author of In the Woods
Shockingly (and refreshingly) blunt riffs about the violent emotions of motherhood and the familial yearnings of men, along with chilling and darkly funny revelations about lust and loyalty, make this novel one of the season's most absorbing reads. O, The Oprah Magazine
"Gripping... It's like watching a nightmare come to life. Tana French, New York Times bestselling author of In the Woods
Sophie Hannah just gets better and better. Her plots are brilliantly cunning and entirely unpredictable. The writing is brilliant and brings us uncomfortably close to the dark, ambivalent impulses experienced by the parents of difficult, demanding children. The Guardian (London)
Paced like a ticking time bomb with flawlessly distinct characterization, this is a fiercly fresh and un-put-downable read. Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Hannah goes in for all those bizarre plot twists and outlandish behaviors that have come to define the psychological-suspense story, but she does it with style and wit.” New York Times
“Sophie Hannah just gets better and better. Her plots are brilliantly cunning and entirely unpredictable. The writing is brilliant and brings us uncomfortably close to the dark, ambivalent impulse experienced by the parents of difficult, demanding children.” Guardian (London)
“Sophie Hannah’s ingenious, almost surreal mysteries are so intricately constructed that it’s impossible to guess how they will end.” Daily Telegraph (London)
“[The Wrong Mother] is [Hannah’s] most accomplished novel yet. As the revelations tumble forth, the tension is screwed ever tighter until the final shocking outcome. Exemplary.” Daily Express (London)
“This is a superior exercise in storytelling that takes time away from the killer-on-the-loose cop chase to reflect on the chillingly plausible thin line between parenting and psychosis.” Financial Times
The Wrong Mother is a pacy page-turner and a searing account of the challenges of motherhood.” Scotsman
“Shockingly (and refreshingly) blunt riffs about the violent emotions of motherhood and the familial yearnings of men, along with chilling and darkly funny revelations about lust and loyalty, make this novel one of the season’s most absorbing reads.” O, The Oprah Magazine
“Hannah reinforces her reputation as a great new thriller writer. Chilling, compulsive, and with a genius twist.” Elle
“Hannah doesn’t allow the tension to slacken for a second in this addictive, brilliantly thrilling chiller.” Marie Claire
“Brilliantly creepy.” Red magazine
“Sophie Hannah has demonstrated a firm hold on the psychologically tense novel, quickly establishing herself as a writer of top-notch thrillers.” Time Out (London)
“Paced like a ticking time bomb with flawlessly distinct characterization, this is a fiercely fresh and unputdownable read.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Part psychological thriller and part police procedural...A bestseller in Britain...this gripping novel deserves similar success here.” Booklist (starred review)
The Wrong Mother is an unputdownable read.” BookPage

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 13.15
Audience: Adult
Language: English