The Wrong Mother
By Sophie Hannah
(Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780143116301, 432pp.)
Publication Date: September 29, 2009
Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover
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A chilling, compulsively readable novel of psychological suspense from the author of The Dead Lie Down and The Other Woman’s House
Sally Thorning is watching the news with her husband one night when she hears an unexpected name—Mark Bretherick. It’s a name she shouldn’t know, but last year after a business trip canceled at the last minute, Sally treated herself to a secret vacation—away from her hectic family life—and met a man. After their brief affair, the two planned to never meet again. All the details are the same: his job, where he lives, his wife Geraldine and daughter Lucy. But the photograph on the news is not the man Sally knew. And now Geraldine and Lucy are dead. The third book in Sophie Hannah’s acclaimed Zailer and Waterhouse series, The Wrong Mother delivers white knuckle suspense and Hannah’s trademark plot twists, and is perfect for fans of Gillian Flynn and Ruth Rendell.
Sophie Hannah, an internationally bestselling author of seven novels and an award-winning poet. Her story ���The Octopus Nest��� won first prize in the Daphne du Maurier Festival short story competition. She lives in Yorkshire, England, with her husband and two children.
- Who is the “wrong mother” referred to in the novel’s title?