Hello there and welcome to my blog. Today I am one of the bloggers kicking off the books on tour and sharing my review on its publication day for Single Mother by Samantha Hayes.
Single Mother by Samantha Hayes
Release Date: 5th of January 2021
Print Length: 357 pages
Genre: Psychological Thriller
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I will do anything to protect my daughter. She’s all I’ve ever wanted and all I really have, but the moment I opened that letter and accepted the inheritance, I walked us right into a dangerous trap.
I know I should have got her to tell me who she’s been talking to on the phone late at night, and where she was the day I went to pick her up from school and couldn’t find her, but she’s not spoken a word since she found that little pile of bones buried in the garden.
And now she’s missing…
A jaw-dropping, addictive and totally twisty psychological thriller that will have you sleeping with the light on! Perfect for anyone who loved The Girl on the Train, Friend Request or The Wife Between Us.
An inheritance which brings with it the promise of a fresh start, suddenly turns into a nightmare for Mel, when her daughter Kate goes missing upon unearthing a small pile of bones buried on the grounds of their new home.
The plot had me immediately hooked and I loved its creepy atmospheric feel, which just enhanced the story all the more. The mystery of where the inheritance came from had me intrigued as well as the resident that comes with it…
The characters have been well developed, are diverse and are a mix bag of likeable and unlikable. Each have been created and written well, evoke different emotions and Samantha Hayes brings them all to life perfectly.
Single Mother does move at a slightly slower pace, but its strong storyline and my need to see how it was all going to play out and come together had me wanting to keep flicking the pages. Whilst some of the story’s twists were not a surprise, the ending gave me a surprise that I was not expecting! WOW!!
This is the third book I have read from Samantha Hayes and she has fast become an author that I have a great interest in following her writing career. She sure does know how to weave a tale and is an asset to the psychological thriller genre.
Single Mother will have you hooked right from the get go. A twisty and mysterious psychological thriller that has been beautifully written and with a final twist that you won’t see coming, what more could you ask for! It was a pleasure to read and review Single Mother, which I recommend.
Thank you to Samantha Hayes, Bookouture and NetGalley for allowing me to read an advanced copy of Single Mother, 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 and Barnes & Noble if available. As I am from Australia, I am unable to add to Amazon UK, but will post to Waterstones & Foyles if also available.
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Let’s get to Know Samantha Hayes
Samantha Hayes grew up in a creative family where her love of writing began as a child. Samantha has written eight thrillers in total, including the bestselling Until You’re Mine. The Independent said “fantastically written and very tense” while Good Housekeeping said “Her believable psychological thrillers are completely gripping.” Samantha’s books are published in 22 languages at the last count.
When not writing, Samantha loves to cook, go to the gym, see friends and drink nice wine. She is also studying for a degree in psychotherapy. She has three grown-up children and lives in Warwickshire.
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