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Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781472295552

Price: £9.99

ON SALE: 15th February 2024

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Thriller / Suspense

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Motherhood can be murder…
Perfect for fans of MY SISTER, THE SERIAL KILLER, MAGPIE and HOW TO KILL YOUR FAMILY.

‘T
errific, so twisted’
HARRIET TYCE

‘One hell of a ride!’
THE SUN

‘Superbly written and darkly funny
. I simply couldn’t look away.’
JANICE HALLETT

‘An absolute corker’

GLAMOUR

Anna never had a real family. She never needed one.

But when she meets her birth mother, Marlene, everything changes – because the same day, she learns she’s going to have a baby of her own.

Now Anna’s hurled headfirst into a new family, whether she wants it or not. At last, Marlene has a chance to become the mother she never was. She’s so close, she can practically taste it.

And nothing – or more accurately, no one – will stand in her way.

‘Dark, funny’
GUARDIAN BOOKS OF THE MONTH

‘A startlingly original, pitch dark page-turner’
CLAIRE MCGOWAN

‘Dark, brilliant, and completely and utterly compelling.’
JENNY COLGAN

‘Deliciously dark.’
JOHN MARRS

‘Marlene is a jaw-dropping creation, the mother of malign mothers’
BETH MORREY

‘A stunning ending that leaves you breathless. Astonishingly good.’
ROBERT THOROGOOD

‘Twists and turns until you really can’t imagine what might happen next’
KATY BRAND

‘Completely gripping and quite terrifying. I was utterly blindsided by its twists and turns.’
LUCY PORTER

‘Fantastic: so funny, so human – you won’t be able to put it down.’
ISY SUTTIE

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Reviews

Mother's Day is so dark and so shockingly, fabulously funny. I absolutely adored it.
Daisy Buchanan, bestselling author of Insatiable
Mother's Day is terrific. So dark, so twisted and one of the most batsh*t crazy characters you'll ever meet in Marlene.
Harriet Tyce, bestselling author of Blood Orange
Superbly written and darkly funny, Mother's Day is an epic psychological thriller that revels in the visceral horror of family relationships. So brilliantly and horrifyingly executed I simply couldn't look away. Abigail Burdess is a refreshing and original writer - don't take your eyes off her.
Janice Hallett, author of The Appeal and The Twyford Code
Fast and funny, dark and beautiful - I loved every page.
Robert Webb, author of How Not To Be a Boy
A twisted, gruesome and diabolically funny exploration of motherhood that I lapped up like a feral cat. Dark, weird and brilliant, Mother's Day will haunt you - particularly Marlene, a jaw-dropping creation, the mother of malign mothers.
Beth Morrey, bestselling author of Saving Missy
A brilliant debut with all the twists and turns of Du Maurier and a stunning ending that leaves you breathless. Astonishingly good.
Robert Thorogood, bestselling author of The Marlow Murder Club
A fresh and complex story about the many layers of motherhood that twists and turns until you really can't imagine what might happen next. Startling and instantly intriguing.
Katy Brand, comedian and author of Practically Perfect
Mother's Day is completely gripping and quite terrifying, an addictive story about motherhood and madness. I was utterly blindsided by its twists and turns.
Lucy Porter
A startlingly original, pitch dark page-turner
Claire McGowan, bestselling author of What You Did and The Other Wife
Deliciously dark, dripping in malice and drenched with razor sharp wit. Burdess is a writer to be watched - and feared.
John Marrs, bestselling author of What Lies Between Us and The Minders
Wickedly dark and devilishly funny, I loved this original take on the 'mother daughter' relationship. A must read for 2023!
Sophie Flynn, author of Keep Them Close
Had me absolutely gripped from the beginning. A dark and claustrophobic tale.
Ingrid Oliver, actor and comedian
Dark, brilliant, and completely and utterly compelling.
Jenny Colgan
Fantastic: so funny, so human - you won't be able to put it down.
Isy Suttie, comedian and author of Jane is Trying
Messed up motherhood at its darkly funny and twisty best - what a debut thriller.
Cesca Major, author of Maybe Next Time
Read this book only if you can drop everything else in your life until you've finished it.
Marianne Levy, author of Don't Forget to Scream
Dark, funny
Guardian Books of the Month
Wickedly dark
Crime Monthly
An absolute corker. Twists and turns abound in this sharp psychological thriller that will make you sweat.
Glamour
Dark and delicious
Magic Radio Book Club
A sharply written, darkly funny, twisted page-turner about motherhood and madness.
Platinum
This dark, crazy thriller is one hell of a ride!
The Sun
A striking look at motherhood and mental distress. Just when you think things can't get any more shocking, they do.
Socialist Worker