Just What Kind of Mother Are You?
Lisa Kallistooverwhelmed working motheris the not-so-perfect model of the modern woman. She holds down a busy job running an animal shelter, she cares for three demanding children, and she worries that her marriage isn’t getting enough attention. During an impossibly hectic week, Lisa takes her eye off the ball for a moment and her world descends into a living nightmare. Not only is her best friend’s thirteen-year-old daughter missing, but it’s Lisa’s fault. To make matters worse, Lucinda is the second teenage girl to disappear within the past two weeks. The first one turned up stripped bare and abandoned on the main street after a horrible ordeal. Wracked with guilt over her mistake, and after having been publicly blamed by Lucinda’s family, Lisa sets out to right the wrong. As she begins digging under the surface, Lisa learns that everything is not quite what it first appears to be.
In Paula Daly’s heart-stopping debut novel, motherhood, marriage, and friendship are tested when a string of abductions tear through a small-town community. Gripping and fast-paced, Just What Kind of Mother Are You? introduces an outstanding new thriller writer with a terrifying imagination for the horrors that lurk in everyday lives.
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This is my review: I sat down with this book at 5... ...more
I didn't like any of the characters. The story dragged at times. There were a lot of side issues that really had nothing to do with the story. And the whodunit was tossed in at the end like an after thought.
Lisa and Joe are an entirely normal couple living in the Lake District: overly-busy, continually struggling for money, inevitably, and tragically, juggling. At least Lisa is. She has three children, a full time job an... ...more
Aside from that it's a good, easy to read book, I read it in a few hours travelling in a coach across England.
Young girls are going missing, one... ...more
For one I didn’t really engage with the characters, finding them somewhat boring. Was that enough to downgrade to three? No!
I found it too easy to put down, and only picked... ...more