The Bad Mother

  • Title: The Bad Mother
  • Author: Amanda Brooke
  • ISBN: 9780008219154
  • Page: 382
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Bad Mother How far would you go to save your marriage How far would you go to save your life Newly married newly pregnant Lucy Robin is having trouble remembering the little things Like what day she s due to v
    How far would you go to save your marriage How far would you go to save your life Newly married, newly pregnant, Lucy Robin is having trouble remembering the little things Like what day she s due to visit her mother Or where she left her shoes Or whether she s left the gas hob on.Forgetting the little things is annoying, but the it happens, the scared she getsHow far would you go to save your marriage How far would you go to save your life Newly married, newly pregnant, Lucy Robin is having trouble remembering the little things Like what day she s due to visit her mother Or where she left her shoes Or whether she s left the gas hob on.Forgetting the little things is annoying, but the it happens, the scared she gets As her world gets smaller, soon both Lucy s life, and that of her unborn baby, are placed in danger.But is there something sinister behind Lucy s forgetfulness Her husband doesn t think so And Adam always knows best

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      Published :2019-06-17T03:24:18+00:00

    About Amanda Brooke


    1. Amanda Brooke lives in Liverpool with her teenage daughter, Jessica When her three year old son died from cancer, Amanda was determined that his legacy would be one of inspiration Yesterday s Sun is inspired by her experiences of motherhood.


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    1. Amanda Brooke spins a chilling tale in this tense psychological thriller. A pregnant Lucy wants to be a good mother as her world begins to crumble. She is expecting soon but her mind is all over the place. It would appear that her hormones are going haywire and she is suffering from what is commonly referred to as 'baby brain'. However, it seems to be more than that as things start veering towards the dangerous. Her husband, Adam, keeps telling her stuff, but she just cannot remember. Lucy is ba [...]

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    2. The Bad Mother is a terrifying psychological thriller that really hit the mark for me. It caught my attention due to the storyline - it sounds like a situation that could realistically happen and a nightmarish one at that. We all know that being pregnant and/or a new mother can cause some problems but luckily they are usually short-term. We have all heard of so-called 'baby brain' - the phenomenon we blame for certain uncharacteristic behaviours we don't want to take ownership of. In The Bad Mot [...]

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    3. The Bad Mother by Amanda Brooke is a psychological thriller about a married couple awaiting the birth of there first child. Lucy is anxious and confused because she is getting very forgetful and blames her hormones for this. Her husband is worried that she will be unable to copy with the new baby. Their situation rapidly goes downhill and this story becomes dark and alarming and things are not what they seem. I would like to thank NetGalley and Harper Collins UK for my e-copy in exchange for an [...]

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    4. A good mother isn't a danger to her baby. A good mother isn't a danger to herself. You want to be a good mother. But your not. You're the bad mother you were destined to become.This is a gripping edge of your seat read that's a tense roller coaster ride, full of suspense, even though the reader of the book can see where this is going. This is a quick page turning read but it still messed with all my emotions.I would like to thank NetGalley, HarperCollins UK, HarperFiction and the Amanda Brooke f [...]

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    5. Lucy is looking forward to the impending birth of her daughter but is extremely aware of her recent forgetfulness occasionally dangerously so but she blames it on baby brain she even forgets what her husband Adam is telling her, the fear of becoming a mum terrifies Lucy.BUT IS IT LUCY's FORGETFULLNESS OR IS it SOMEONE TRYING TO GET INSIDE HER HEAD?I will leave this short as I don't want to give away any spoilers which can easily be done in this novel, I will say it was a slow burn but as the cha [...]

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    6. Lucy is pregnant with her first child, and married with the man she loves. But she is troubled. She forgets things, misplaces them, and although people around her says it should be the 'baby brain' she is unsure. She is stressed if she is going to be able to look after the baby when she comesThe whole book is around this subject and it's very dialogue heavy. It is not a bad one, however it felt to me that it could have been shorter. Some events and dialogue felt repetitive. Lucy and her husband [...]

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    7. Lucy feels like she is losing her mind but puts it down to baby brain. Things just seem to get worse and her husband Adam is not exactly supportive.I figured out what was going on very early on but still enjoyed this book. It was a page turner and I was just waiting for Lucy to fight back! Thanks to Harper Collins UK via Netgalley for a copy of this book to read and review.

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    8. Lucy is pregnant with her first child. This should be a time of pure joy and excitement but it’s anything but for Lucy and her husband, Adam. Because Lucy is becoming increasingly forgetful. She forgets conversations or turning off the gas hob and often loses or misplaces things. Surely this can’t all be blamed on baby brain?It’s actually quite obvious from the start what’s going on, which I’m going to assume was the point. Many times I felt like grabbing Lucy by the shoulders, urging [...]

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    9. What begins as laughable situations where Lucy misplaces car keys and forgets bits of conversations soon escalates the further into her pregnancy she gets. It seems that each week she becomes more apprehensive and forgetful. Lucy’s mum is quick to dismiss it as ‘baby brain’ due to the imbalance of hormones, which she says will clear up not too long after the baby is born. Lucy isn’t too sure especially after leaning about some of her family history. The thing is if she raises her concern [...]

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    10. The Bad Mother is a terrifying psychological thriller that really hit the mark for me. It caught my attention due to the storyline - it sounds like a situation that could realistically happen and a nightmarish one at that. We all know that being pregnant and/or a new mother can cause some problems but luckily they are usually short-term. We have all heard of so-called 'baby brain' - the phenomenon we blame for certain uncharacteristic behaviours we don't want to take ownership of. In The Bad Mot [...]

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    11. The Bad Mother by Amanda Brooke is a contemporary psychological thriller that has the reader hooked and guessing from the start.The novel opens and then jumps backwards six months before moving forwards. This is a clever device as it made me question what had happened to end (or start) so intensely?If someone reminds us of our actions, it must be true. Memory can mislead us. "Do you know what it's like not to trust your own memory?" Once the seeds of doubt are sown it is hard to return to where [...]

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    12. A Psycholohical mess with your mind full of doubt. Bitter twisted and well worth a read

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    13. Review coming soon

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    14. I started this book a couple of days ago .Their arguments started with Adam and Lucy . Then Lucy started to start with Adam really argumented and she wanted to say goodbye to baby Ava. I can’t say too much because I’ll spoil it. I have to say Thank you from the Netgalley

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    15. Lucy & Adam are expecting their first baby. Lucy, a gifted artist is looking forward to being a mum and hopes that she will able to continue to paint after her baby is born.At first it is little things, mislaying keys, not locking the door, leaving things switched on that Lucy's mum puts down to 'baby brain' sure that once the baby is here she will be her old capable self. Adam is more concerned. He worries that Lucy will endanger herself and their child. Before long Lucy is second guessing [...]

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    16. An addictive read which kept me up to the early hours shouting at the book. The reader will be on a knife edge staring over the cliff but don’t jump!With thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for my ARC.

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    17. What a treat to read another excellent piece of work by Amanda Brooke.Newly marrieds Lucy and Adam are expecting their first child. What begins as an exciting new chapter, slowly becomes a nightmare for Lucy.She starts to experience “baby brain”, but her forgetfulness starts to impinge on every aspect of her life. A talented artist, she works for herself but finds concentration is lost for the time being. She fears that her decline is more than what is expected in pregnancy and more to do wi [...]

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    18. A fab read 9/10. Read my review very soon on my blog : candysbookcase.wordpress

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    19. 2.75 starsI think I spent the whole time I was reading this,rolling my eyes and tutting at the foolishness of our main character.There's no doubt this is a fast paced,page turner and you're always wondering what's next,but mostly I was wondering when she would wise up to Adam.When the finale came,it never really explained why Adam chose to marry some irritating girl he met yes to break her down,but no more than that.It was ok,but I don't think I'll be buying it for friends anytime soon.

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    20. The Bad Mother was an amazing, gripping read, the addictive storyline had me so hooked I couldn't put my kindle down, I wanted to slap Adam a few times, he was such a horrible character but that just added to the excitement of the story!

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    21. I enjoyed this book although I felt the description made it sound more mysterious and intriguing than the story actually was. I loved the whole idea behind it but the main character annoyed me and I just wanted her to wise up to what was happening. Still an enjoyable read.

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    22. When strange things begin happening to Lucy, she thinks she is suffering from 'baby brain'. She is becoming forgetful and absent minded and is frightened she is turning into her father who killed himself due to mental illness. She has not long been married to Adam, and her mother frequently tells her he is a 'good one'. However, could the cause for her lapses in memory and concentration be more sinister?This book was very readable and I raced through it quickly, but I don't feel it offered anyth [...]

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    23. OMG Just finished this amazingly heart-wrenching book! No spoilers but I was totally obsessed with getting to the end. The characters were real, the situation unbelievably tense and there were times when I wanted to scream at some of them. I could see where the plot was going but this did not make it any less compelling. The story stayed with me when I was not reading and also made me wary in looking around my own world. Amanda Brooke I will be back - thank you!

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    24. When we meet Lucy she is pregnant with her first child. This immediately puts her at an extremely vulnerable point in her life. Not only is everything she knows set to change, which is immensely unsettling in itself, but factor in personal issues from the past, a partner with a complicated background, raging hormones and the tension is automatically heightened. I think the real success of this book is in the characterisation. Brooke's ability to capture Lucy's fear, confusion and frustration is [...]

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    25. Actually 4.5 stars.Lucy is soon to be a mum for the first time. She is understandably a bit anxious about the upcoming happy event but she is also very worried that the is becoming more and forgetful, occasionally dangerously so. She forgets things husband Adams says he has told her, forgets where she puts things and she also, more worryingly, leaves the oven on and doors open/ unlocked. Could it be just a case of her hormones and simply be down to baby-brain, could it be the onset of a more wor [...]

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    26. It's hard when you read a book that takes you in so completely. That takes you back to a time in your life you needed therapy to get past. That is so realistic you can remember similar instances happening in your own life as you follow what is happening to the character between the pages.That book for me was The Bad Mother by Amanda Brooke. It has to be one of the hardest books I've ever read, and yet I'm glad I've done it. I'm also very glad I've finished it, and I'm sorry to say, it's not a bo [...]

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    27. Chilling Fans of B A Paris' The Breakdown will enjoy this chilling read.Lucy is expecting a child with her husband Adam. The couple however, are more scared than excited: Lucy has become seriously forgetful. There are moments when she can't recall whole conversations, when she can't remember if she took the gas off, if she locked the front door All signs are pointing to her becoming 'the bad mother.'This book was astonishing- the story so very fascinating. It's absolutely devastating there are v [...]

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    28. I have been a huge fan of Brooke's work since I first read Another Way to Fall many moons ago. With every new book I read I fall more in love with her ability to tell a tale, regardless of the content. This book is a bit different from her previous books that have had me ugly crying whilst devouring the words on the page. This book left me cold and filled me with rage and i still couldnt put it down, which is a testament to the skill involved in writing these characters.When we first meet Lucy a [...]

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    29. This ARC was provided by Harper Collins UK (via NetGalley) in exchange for an honest review.This is a solid 3 star chiller. We know from the start that Lucy's husband is not the man he makes himself out to be so it goes without saying we know that Lucy is not a bad mother what we as the reader are actually discovering as we go along is why Lucy thinks she is a bad mother and how Adam has managed to convince her she is.If you have ever seen the film Sleeping With The Enemy this book has that same [...]

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    30. This is the second book by Amanda Brooke I read and it is even better than the first. A sort of domestic psychological thriller, Lucy is married to Adam and is pregnant, they seem happy. Lucy is behaving strangely but those are certainly the hormones and she will get better once the baby is born, surely.It turns out that her behaviour is a lot worse than a few tears and some moodiness, she is actually violent and then does not remember much.Unlike your typical thriller, you will understand what [...]

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