Not My Mother by Miranda Smith #BookReview #NotMyMother #PsychologicalThriller #NetGalley @MSmithBooks @Bookouture #onceuponatimebookreviews

Today I am reviewing Not My Mother by Miranda Smith. This was released on the 30th of March, published by Bookouture.

Book Description

They arrest my mother in the middle of my baby daughter’s first birthday party.

They say she’s not really my mother.

They say she stole me, thirty years ago…

I’d heard of the Baby Caroline case, of course. When a baby is snatched from her mother’s arms, the whole country knows about it. But I never dreamed it had anything to do with me.

Today, my daughter turned one. I hosted a party for my friends and my mother, my only family. We were in the middle of unwrapping gifts and blowing out candles when the knock came at the door, and they took my mother away.

The police say she is the only suspect for the kidnapping. When I visit her, desperate for answers, she won’t give them to me. She looks me in the eye and says nothing.

I don’t even know her real name. The truth is, my whole life is a lie.

I have to find out what happened thirty years ago, but I’m scared. What if there are other secrets, worse secrets? What if my own child is in danger? What else don’t I know?

Miranda Smith has done it again and produced another book that kept me up until all hours reading it. If you are a fan of psychological thrillers, then you will want to add Not My Mother to your reading for 2021.

Not My Mother is a thought provoking tale that gets you thinking what would you do if you found yourself in these circumstances. An emotional journey that pulls on the heartstrings, it is also so much more with its jaw dropping revelations that I so love in a psychological thriller.

Miranda Smith has done such a great job with the characters and she has brought them to life so beautifully. I was completely invested in them and genuinely cared as to how this was all going to play out for them.

All up Not My Mother is a superbly written, gripping, addictive and compelling read. Oh and those twists… I did not see them coming at all! Miranda Smith has definitely upped the ante with this book and I will be eagerly awaiting for her next

Thank you to Miranda Smith, Bookouture and NetGalley for allowing me to read an advanced copy of Not My Mother, which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily,

This review will be added to, Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, 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 Miranda Smith

Miranda Smith writes psychological and domestic suspense. She is drawn to stories about ordinary people in extraordinary situations. Before completing her first novel, she worked as a newspaper staff writer and a secondary English teacher. She lives in East Tennessee with her husband and three young children.

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