The Mothers – Sarah J Naughton

14th January 2020

Five women meet at their local antenatal group. The only thing they really have in common is that they are all pregnant and live within the Chelsea area. Beyond that they all lead very different lives.
Five secrets. Three years later, they are all good friends and often meet up as a group, nick named ‘The Mothers Club’. They get along well enough. Don’t they?
One missing husband. When Bella’s husband goes missing the same night as one of their mothers club get togethers, the police come knocking. Each of the women clearly have secrets they’d like to hide. But the trouble with secrets is that someone always tells…


Being a new mother myself and having established a tight knit group of ‘mum’ friends solely based on having children at the same time I was very eager to read this and it didn’t disappoint.

It was a fast paced read that I devoured in one sitting. I loved all the twists and turns and the revealing of the characters more sinister sides. I found that although this was a relatively short book the characters were well developed and interesting each with such wildly different lifestyles. There is just the right blend of the women falling apart and building themselves and each other back up to make you really get behind them even though they are all complicit in deception.

I found this a real page turner but my only niggle, and it is a small one, is that throughout the whole book was they kept calling Bella fat and frumpy even though we are told that she is only a size 12!!!!!

Thanks to Netgalley, Orion Publishing Group, Tracey at Compulsive reads and the author for a free ARC in return for an honest review.

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