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The Wrong Mother

The thrilling new novel by Charlotte Duckworth

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Charlotte Duckworth


You believe her. Don’t you?

Faye is 39 and single. She’s terrified she may never have the one thing she always wanted: a child of her own.

Then she discovers a co-parenting app: Acorns. For men and women who want to have a baby, but don’t want to do it alone. When she meets Louis through it, it feels as though the fates have aligned.

But just one year later, Faye is on the run from Louis, with baby Jake in tow. In desperate need of a new place to live, she contacts Rachel, who’s renting out a room in her remote Norfolk cottage. It’s all Faye can afford – and surely she’ll be safe from Louis there?

But is Rachel the benevolent landlady she pretends to be? Or does she have a secret of her own?


‘A masterfully executed corkscrew of a story and an absolute must-read for thriller fans, who will love it’
J A Corrigan

‘I was engrossed from the first page! A clever, taut and deliciously tense thriller with expertly delivered twists. Hugely enjoyable’
Alice Hunter

‘Twisty and tense!’
Peterborough Telegraph

‘Get ready for a roller-coaster rise with this tense and twisty story of two women with dark secrets’

‘Fast-paced, twisty and utterly addictive.’
Woman’s Own

‘A satisfyingly scary and twisty psychological thriller’
Myles McWeeney, Irish Independent