The Guilty Mother

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The USA Today bestseller!

‘Stayed up late finishing this, just had to know what happened, brilliant final twist! Gripping page-turner with great characters’Sunday Times bestselling author B A Paris

She says she’s innocent.
DO YOU BELIEVE HER?

2013

Melissa Slade had it all: beauty, money, a successful husband and beautiful twin babies. But, in the blink of an eye, her perfect life became a nightmare – when she found herself on trial for the murder of her little girls.

PRESENT DAY

Jonathan Hunt covered the original Slade Babies case for the local newspaper. Now that new evidence has come to light, Jon's boss wants him back on the story to uncover the truth.

With Melissa's appeal date looming, time is running out. And, as Jon gets drawn deeper into a case he’d wanted to forget, he starts to question Melissa's guilt.

Is Melissa manipulating Jon or telling him the truth? Is she a murderer, or the victim of a miscarriage of justice?

And if Melissa Slade is innocent, what really happened to Ellie and Amber Slade?

READERS LOVE THE GUILTY MOTHER:

‘Gripping, thought-provoking and scarily believable... just when you think you know where the story is going, another twist comes round the corner’ TM Logan, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Holiday

‘A mind blowing storyline... AND THAT LAST CHAPTER TOOK MY BREATH AWAY... Everything a thriller ought to be’ Shalini

‘Don’t miss this book’ Sue

‘The phrase “on the edge of your seat” was made for this book’ Mark

‘Keeps you on your toes’ Sarah

‘Absolutely thrilling! ... You really will be guessing right until the very end!’ Jodie

‘A crazy thriller read and keeps you going back and forth’ Melanie

‘Full of twists up to the very last sentence’ Kim

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Publisher
HarperCollins UK
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Published on
Aug 2, 2019
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Pages
384
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ISBN
9780008297619
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Hard-Boiled
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Private Investigators
Fiction / Noir
Fiction / Thrillers / Legal
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
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