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Today I am taking part in the books on tour and reviewing The New Mother by Julia Crouch. This was released on the 12th of October, published by Bookouture.

Book Description

Who would you trust with your precious family?

Wanted: full-time, live-in help for expectant mother. Must be organised, friendly and willing to do anything.

Rachel is determined to be the perfect mother. She has a birth plan, with a playlist and a bag ready by the door. She’s chosen a lovely light cream paint for the nursery, and in wide-eyed, innocent Abbie she’s found the perfect person to help her with her baby.

After all, every mother needs a bit of help, don’t they?

But Rachel needs a little more than most.

She still makes sure her bedroom door is locked before she goes to sleep. She still checks the cameras that are dotted throughout the house.

Rachel trusts Abbie. Even if Abbie’s smiles don’t always reach her eyes, and the stories she tells about her past don’t always add up, it doesn’t matter.

Because Rachel knows better than to trust herself…

From the bestselling author of Her Husband’s Lover, this is a truly gripping story about how far people will go to find a family. Filled with tension and twists to keep you glued to every page, it is perfect for fans of Ruth Ware, Shari LaPena and The Girl on the Train.

“She wanted everything to be perfect…”

It’s hard to know who to trust, particularly when you can’t trust yourself. Has Rachel selected the perfect person in Abbie to help out with calming her fears and with her soon to be arriving bundle of joy? Or is she about to make a terrible mistake?

What do you get when you cross an egotistical social media influencer and an unhinged stalker, obsessed with said influencer? a bloody ripper of a read that’s what! Oh my goodness this story had me addicted right off the bat and caught in its dark sinister web! I could not put this one down and gave my Kindle quite the workout. The two leads are unlikeable, which I actually loved and it has been perfectly executed interspersed with instagram posts throughout.

Alternating between the two women’s points of view, the deeper you get into the story you are wondering who is the most batshit crazy! The tension and suspense that simmers in the background. ramps up to boiling point which makes for an edge of your seat read in the lead up to its thrilling conclusion. All up The New Mother is a must read for fans of psychological thrillers.

Thank you to Julia Crouch, Bookouture and NetGalley for allowing me to read an advanced copy of The New 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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Character Cards

The New Mother Books on Tour

Follow the tour along the way and see what these bloggers also thought about The New Mother. Thank you to Bookouture for my spot on the books on tour and for the promotional materials.

Let’s Get to Know Julia Crouch

Julia started off as a theatre director and playwright. While her children were growing up, she swerved into graphic design. After writing and illustrating two children’s books for an MA, she discovered that her great love was writing prose.

The picture books were deemed too dark for publication, so, to save the children, she turned instead to writing for adults. Her first book, Cuckoo, was published in 2011, and she has been writing what she calls her Domestic Noir novels ever since.

She also writes for TV and teaches on the Crime Writing MA at the University of East Anglia. She has three grown up children and lives in Brighton with her husband and two cats, Keith and Sandra.



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