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Great writing, great stories, great women



By Thorne Moore

"a fantastic fast paced book... a thrilling read. If you like a moving psychological story that will keep you on the edge of your seat you will love this book." Librarian Lavender

Crime / Mystery / Thriller, Fiction, Novels



One mother's need is another's nightmare...

Three mothers
Heather is horrified to be pregnant again.
Gillian is desperate to adopt.
Lindy is terrified her baby will be taken from her.
In the middle of this longing and pain,
a child disappears.

Two babies
Vicky finds out she's not who she thought she was.
Kelly loves her mother. Wanting to help her,
she innocently reveals deeply buried secrets.

One desperate woman
Every day a woman goes to a park,
still trying to understand an event 22 years earlier
that tore her life apart.

But all these stories are connected.
Can one of them learn the truth
without tearing apart the lives of everyone else?

A gripping psychological thriller from the author of A Time for Silence:
top ten bestselling ebook (The Bookseller);
finalist for The People's Book Prize
and Beryl Bainbridge Debut Prize runner-up.

Welsh Books Council Independent Bookshops and National Museums of Wales Book of the Month March 2015


"I can't remember the last time I read the final paragraph of a novel and then immediately turned back to the first chapter and started reading all over again. But that's what I did with Motherlove. I loved this book - I mean I really loved it!"
Judith Barrow (

"Ms Moore writes with such intensity, it's often painful. And what is more painful than the loss of a child? My heart got dragged into this book, kicking and screaming, sharing the agonies of the three mothers. I struggled with the dysfunctional world portrayed so vividly by this gifted author but Motherlove is written with such a depth of compassion, it was impossible not to long for each of these women's broken lives to be mended." A Martin

"Motherlove is a fantastic fast paced book about three mothers and two girls. Somehow the stories are connected, but how? I couldn't stop reading and couldn't wait to find out what happened. This is such a thrilling read. The story is unusual and really good. Everything clicks at a certain point and behind the gripping part of the story there are also beautiful stories about young women who need to find their way in life. Something went horribly wrong somewhere and that had grave consequences." Suze Lavender

"...a heart-wrenching tale of three mothers and their love for their children... which kept me enthralled until the end."
Rosie Amber (

ISBN: 9781909983205
Language: English
Categories: Crime / Mystery / Thriller, Fiction, Novels
First Published by Honno: 19th February 2015

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