Her Mother's Lies

Her Mother's Lies

A gripping psychological thriller with a stunning twist

Rona Halsall


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‘Hooked from the first page right until the last... I didn’t see the bombshell coming until it was on the page… Skilfully plotted and sizzling with suspense.’ Emma’s Biblio Treasures ?????

What if the person you trust most in the world has been lying to you for your whole life?

Martha would do anything for her devoted mother, Fran. Now in her mid-twenties, Martha still lives with her in their remote, pretty cottage in the Cornish countryside. Fran paints illustrations, while Martha trains to be an animal nurse.

But then Martha sees a strange message on her mother’s phone – apparently from her estranged father.

He had been there for her first steps. He’d helped with her homework, and taken her for ice cream at weekends. And then, two days before her ninth birthday, he walked out. She never knew what went wrong, and she and Fran never heard from him again.

Desperate for answers, she tracks him down. But when they come face to face, she isn’t ready for the brutal truth.

Closing his eyes he says, ‘She hasn’t told you, has she? I’m not your father.’

Her mother has been telling lies. And not just about who her real father is…

As the lies start to unravel, someone will do whatever it takes to keep Martha from finding the truth.

A page-turning, gripping psychological thriller for fans of The Girl on the Train, Shalini Boland, and C. L. Taylor.

Readers are loving Her Mother’s Lies:

‘This had an amazing storyline!... My top read of the year!! I’m finding it hard to put into words how good it was.’ The Fiction Café Book Club, ????? Top book of 2019

WOW!!! Amazing, phenomenal, unputdownable… It doesn't get any better than this.’ NetGalley Reviewer ?????

Wow wow wow!!... I was hooked from the first page!... Instantly grips you… So many twists... Kept me guessing right until the very end.’ Goodreads Reviewer ?????

‘It's been a long time since I have read a book that has made me feel utterly gobsmacked. If life hadn't been in the way, I could easily have read Her Mother's Lies in one sitting, it was unputdownable.’ Goodreads Reviewer ?????

What a page turner this is!!!... Lies, deceit it has it all… My jaw dropped on a few occasions and never expected the twists and turns, I love when that happens. Amazingly brilliant book.’ Goodreads Reviewer ?????

‘I was in shock. This author sure knows how to pack a punch. A jaw dropping, heart stopping page turner of a read. It should come with a warning as I could feel my heart racing... I can still feel the adrenaline