Mumsnet introduces... Just What Kind of Mother Are You? by Paula Daly

Just What Kind of Mother Are You?What if your best friend's child disappears? And it's all your fault.

This is exactly what happens to Lisa Kallisto, overwhelmed working mother of three, one freezing December in the Lake District. She takes her eye off the ball for just a moment and her whole world descends into a nightmare. Her best friend's 13-year-old daughter Lucinda has gone missing, and now -devastated by this and publicly blamed - Lisa sets out to right the wrong.

But as she begins peeling away the layers surrounding Lucinda's disappearance, Lisa learns that the quiet town she lives in isn't what she thought it was - and her friends might not be who they appear to be, either.

What the reviewers think 

'She writes with a singular voice and a fierce passion that roars off the page, while also displaying a visceral understanding of the betrayals and humiliations of domestic life ... With a sharp, double twist ending, it announces Daly as a potential star, and one with the courage to take risks.' Daily Mail

'The very definition of a page-turner the sort of book that causes you to lose half a day without even noticing. Savour every page, because this will probably be your book of the year. With characters so real they can’t possibly be made up, it's a brilliant, thrilling story of friendship, families and the sort of terrifying betrayal that can only happen to those closest to us' Elizabeth Haynes, author of Into the Darkest Corner

This book giveaway is sponsored by Transworld Books

'One of the most hypnotically gripping books I've read in a long, long time. Masterfully written and utterly unputdownable, this thriller will surprise and astound you with every ingenious twist and turn.' Tess Gerritsen



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About the author

Paula Daly lives in Cumbria with her husband, three children and whippet Skippy.

She is a freelance physiotherapist and lived for a short while in France, but returned to the UK after missing the hustle and bustle.

Just What Kind of Mother are You? is her first novel, and she is currently working on her next.



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