Summary

Recently divorced, Tessa Parker runs a successful B&B in a seaside town. During a surprise visit from Australia, a long-lost aunt lets slip a family secret that unsettles her fragile world. In shock, and feeling betrayed by her whole family, Tessa confides in her ex-husband just as he reveals he has a new woman in his life.
Struck unexpectedly by jealousy; balancing her own turmoil against the demands of parenting, Tessa tries to trace her birth father, with devastating results. Yet she fails to see how this is a crucial moment in her children's lives. If she gets things wrong, the consequences could be fatal.
©2013 Isabelle Grey (P)2013 WF Howes Ltd
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Critic reviews

"A moving novel, as a well as a convincing one, and it shows with great clarity how past crimes and well-meaning manipulation damage families for years afterwards" (N.J. Cooper, BookOxygen)
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3 out of 5 stars
By Pam on 09-01-15

Disappointing :(

Sadly main character was 'wow is me' the story was annoying and rambled . I made it to the end - just!

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By Annie on 04-11-14

Bad Ending?

Would you try another book written by Isabelle Grey or narrated by Charlotte Strevens?

Possibly not the author, but the reader was ok.

Would you ever listen to anything by Isabelle Grey again?

No, I probably wouldn't. Certainly, I would need to be drawn in.

Do you think The Bad Mother needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

No i don't think that it needs a follow up book. It didn't end with my wanting to know more. Instead, it ended with me thinking how easily it had all been resolved and that maybe the author had lost interest too?

Any additional comments?

Try it and see what you think of it.

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4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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