One little girl.
Mirabelle’s mother loves her. She’s her ‘little doll’. Mother dresses her, paints her face, and plaits her hair. But as Mirabelle grows, the dresses no longer fit quite as well, the face paint no longer looks quite so pretty. And Mother isn’t happy.
Two little girls.
On Mirabelle’s 13th birthday, Mother arrives home with a present – a new sister, 5-year-old Clarabelle, who Mother has rescued from the outside world.
But Mother only needs one.
As it dawns on Mirabelle that there is a new ‘little doll’ in her house, she also realizes that her life isn’t what she thought it was. And that dolls often end up on the scrap heap…
‘Horribly gripping with a heart pounding climax. It gave me shivers’ Jackie Kabler, author of The Perfect Couple
‘Utterly gripping and totally original…disturbing and claustrophobic and quite brilliant’ Alex Lake, bestselling author of Seven Days
‘A shattering and original psychological thriller that will leave you breathless…a stunning debut’ Liv Constantine, author of The Last Mrs Parrish
‘Deliciously creepy…unfolded with great pace in shocking ways ’ M. J. Ford, author of Hold My Hand
‘Incredibly fast-paced and creepy, I absolutely flew through Mother Loves Me’ Phoebe Morgan, author of The Doll House
‘A claustrophobic and twisted tale! Packed with creepiness, tension and so many 'hold your breath' moments I was left gasping for air’ Sam Carrington, author of Saving Sophie
‘With echoes of Emma Donoghue's Room, this twisty, creepy thriller cries out to be read in one nail-biting session’ Carolyn Kirby, author of The Conviction of Cora Burns
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Superb. Just superb!
A fantastic debut psychological thriller which has all the elements of a book which I love.
Great character profiles, written so accurately. A creepy, spine tingling read.
Really good read. Would recommend to friends and family. I could sympathise with characters (important for any fiction novel!) and looked forward to picking it up and reading the next few chapters! Interesting plot line and a good ending. Will look out for more novels by the author. Thank you.
Mother Loves Me
I’m sure my NetGalley readers will relate to this... I have so many books to finish but as soon as Mother Loves Me was approved I jumped on it! Have you read that synopsis?! Oh Em Gee! I needed to know what happens and I needed to know it NOW!
From the first page I was enchanted. Spectacular and breathtaking but with its fair share of horror this is a story you’ll be thinking about for months afterwards! Also there’s so much packed into the pages. At 20% I thought I had a rough idea of how this would play out...but I was wrong.
Mirabelle seemed older than thirteen but I loved her character. I love that the story is told from her point of view. As a reader you’re more aware of the horrors than Mirabelle and it leaves you on edge!
A brilliant, dark and scary book. Loved it.