Book cover - The Wrong Mother - Author Sophie Hannah

The Wrong Mother

Author Sophie Hannah

  • Release Date: 2009-09-29
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Our score: 4
From 48 Ratings

The Wrong Mother Summary

The Wrong Mother - 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. 

The Wrong Mother Review

  • Fairly addictive page-turner

    By Huntpoo
    So far this is my favorite Sophie Hannah book. It was a really fun read. My only complaint is that it was very confusing at times- too many different names to follow and keep track off. Specifically the members if the police squad. I could have done without so much back story on all of them. Also there was sometimes a choppiness to the book with things happening in ways that felt a bit off, flow-wise. Not exactly sure how to explain that. Basically it seemed like the book needed another once-over from an editor . Overall though it was still a great book.
  • The Wrong Mother by Sophia Hannah

    By Runningcrazy
    The first few chapters were slow and tedious. But don't give up because after chapter 3 the story picks up sped. Midway through you will not be able to put it down. For women dealing with the stress of raising young children several of Sally's comments will have you laughing out loud. You end up liking her enough to scream "run sally". The ending will shock and horrify you but it makes you think twice about the type of people that you have in your "play date group" or that attractive stranger that may not be worth it.