Today I am taking part in the blog tour for A Mother Like You by Ruby Speechley. This was released on the 4th of November published by Hera Books.
A Mother Like You by Ruby Speechley
Release Date: 4th of November 2020
Print Length: 294 pages
Genre: Psychological Thriller
Publisher: Hera Books
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All mothers have secrets…some are unforgivable
Kate Marshall lives an enviable life. Married to handsome, charming, James, owner of a successful company, she seems to have it all.
But falling pregnant at 45 was never part of the plan. Especially as Kate’s hiding a devastating secret – one that she’s been running from for twenty years.
So when ex-boyfriend Paul comes back into her life, threatening to expose the truth about what Kate did, the clock is ticking. Can she keep her secrets and finally be the mother she always dreamed of – or will her past lies destroy her perfect life?
An unputdownable, complex and twisty psychological thriller about mothers and daughters – fans of Shalini Boland, Liane Moriarty and Jane Shemilt will love this gripping read.
Once again I find myself singing the praises of a book from Ruby Speechley. A Mother Like You is the third psychological thriller that she has written and is another outstanding read. I was completely gripped by this story, that is fraught with so much tension and kept me right on the edge of my seat.
I found the plot intriguing and it is not often that you read a story featuring a middle aged woman who finds herself pregnant, which makes for a refreshing change. It is a complex tale that has many layers to it and I enjoyed them being peeled back and taking me by surprise as the story progressed.
As always, Ruby Speechley’s writing is impeccable and her character’s are first class. She has you invested in them and each brings out different emotions within you. The plot is tightly woven, the pace is fast, the twists are compelling and the ending satisfying.
A Mother Like You is a dark, addictive and emotionally charged read. It consumes you and takes you over until you have read that final page. Ruby Speechley is such an exciting voice in the psychological thriller genre and I am looking forward to reading what she comes up with next.
Thank you to Ruby Speechley and Hera Books for allowing me to read an advanced copy of A Mother Like You, which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.
This review will be added to, Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, Amazon Australia & Amazon US. I will also add to NetGalley, Apple Books, Kobo, Google Play, Barnes & Noble & Waterstones if available. As I am from Australia, I am unable to add to Amazon UK.
A Mother Like You Blog Tour
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Let’s Get to Know Ruby Speechley
RUBY SPEECHLEY was born in Lisbon, Portugal, and was brought up in a British-Portuguese family. She has an MA in creative writing from Sheffield Hallam and is a Faber Academy alumna. Her work has been longlisted for the Lucy Cavendish Fiction prize, The Bath Novel Award and Caledonia Novel Award, amongst others.
She also won Best Opening Chapter at the York Festival of Writing in 2017. Ruby’s debut novel, Someone Else’s Baby was published by Hera Books in July 2019. It is a chilling psychological thriller about a young woman who becomes a surrogate but finds that her act of kindness comes with devastating consequences. Her second novel, Every Little Secret was published in April 2020.
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Blog Tour Organiser
A special thank-you to Rachel from Rachel’s Random Resources for the invitation to join in with the A Mother Like You blog tour, for the promotional materials and copy of the ebook which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.
If you are an author looking to have a blog tour, I can not recommend Rachel enough for your blog tour needs. You can get in touch with Rachel by the following links.