‘Tense, shocking and terrifyingly good’ Closer
‘A dark and witty novel’ Company
‘Unputdownable. An extraordinary book’ Elizabeth Forbes, author of Nearest Thing to Crazy
If you liked We Need to Talk About Kevin, this spiky, disconcerting debut novel is for you.’ Glamour
‘Superbly paced and structured, with dialogue worthy of Lena Dunham, Mother, Mother is an engrossing, and ﬁnally shocking, read.’ Guardian
‘Josephine is a chillingly, convincing self-centered narcissist. The very different ways that the three children are threatened by their ‘perfect’ mother and fight to survive her attentions make this an original and cleverly paced psychological thriller’ Daily Mail
Koren Zailckas is an internationally bestselling writer, and has contributed to the Guardian, U.S. News & World Report, Glamour, Jane and Seventeen magazine. She currently lives with her family in the Catskills mountains of New York.
Really good read. Pulled me in from the beginning, definitely not a slow starting book. Kept me guessing about where Rose was all the way through. Read morePublished 1 month ago by AJStar80
It took me ages to get into it but I stuck with it and it did get better. The mother was fascinating and I couldn't put the book down because I wanted to know what appalling thing... Read morePublished 1 month ago by JG
Good but unsettling book. I enjoyed but it was quite a miserable read.Published 3 months ago by Mistressweb
Kept me interested and cleverly shows the effect of emotional abuse. Hotmail raises a lot of questions about mental illness and misdiagnosisPublished 5 months ago by M. E. L. Stonestreet
This book had me hooked, from start to finish. Would highly recommend it xPublished 5 months ago by Connie White
It took me a while to get into this dark, twisted but witty psychological book. The main character is simply the most disturbed parent I have ever read about. Read morePublished 5 months ago by TracyF
A psychological thriller, masquerading as a domestic coming of age story.
Josephine Hurst is the eponymous Mother, whose two children relate their experiences from their own... Read more