Author: Samantha Hayes

Publication Date: January 5, 2021

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Book Description

I will do anything to protect my daughter. She’s all I’ve ever wanted and all I really have, but the moment I opened that letter and accepted the inheritance, I walked us right into a dangerous trap.

I know I should have got her to tell me who she’s been talking to on the phone late at night, and where she was the day I went to pick her up from school and couldn’t find her, but she’s not spoken a word since she found that little pile of bones buried in the garden.

And now she’s missing…

A jaw-dropping, addictive and totally twisty psychological thriller that will have you sleeping with the light on! Perfect for anyone who loved The Girl on the TrainFriend Request or The Wife Between Us.

Book Review

Single mother by Samantha Hayes is a dramatic thriller about the lengths a woman would go to for her child.

Mel is always struggling to pay the bills for her and her daughter, Kate. Mel gets a mysterious letter about an inheritance that she assumes is a scam. After getting fired from her job, Mel decides to accept the inheritance of a seaside hotel hours away from her home. She doesn’t know who the inheritance is from. She doesn’t have any family so has no idea who the inheritance could be from. Mel is also trying to get away from her ex-husband. The hotel has secrets that are slowly uncovered.

Single Mother is the perfect mix of personal drama and suspense. I liked Mel from the beginning, and of course liked Kate. Even when Mel makes questionable decisions, she is always looking out for her daughter. Kate really struggles with fitting in and making friends. I liked seeing how much things changed for her after the move. Kate is strong and independent. Sarah doesn’t speak but has lived at the hotel as long as anyone can remember. Everything about Sarah is mysterious. There was so much suspense throughout the book that I didn’t want to put it down.

Thank you Bookouture and NetGalley for Single Mother.

About the Author

Samantha Hayes grew up in a creative family where her love of writing began as a child. Samantha has written eight thrillers in total, including the bestselling Until You’re Mine. The Independent said “fantastically written and very tense” while Good Housekeeping said “Her believable psychological thrillers are completely gripping.” Samantha’s books are published in 22 languages at the last count.

When not writing, Samantha loves to cook, go to the gym, see friends and drink nice wine. She is also studying for a degree in psychotherapy. She has three grown-up children and lives in Warwickshire.

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