My Mother’s Secret by Sanjida Kay


About the book:

You can only hide for so long…

Lizzie Bradshaw. A student from the Lake District, forced to work away from home, who witnesses a terrible crime. But who will ultimately pay the price?

Emma Taylor. A mother, a wife, and a woman with a dangerous secret. Can she keep her beloved family safely together?

Stella Taylor. A disaffected teenager, determined to discover what her mother is hiding. But how far will she go to uncover the truth?

And one man, powerful, manipulative and cunning, who controls all their destinies.

Published by Corvus tomorrow, you can order your copy by clicking the link below:

My Mother’s Secret by Sanjida Kay

About the author:


Sanjida Kay is the author of three psychological thrillers, Bone by Bone (longlisted for a CWA Steel Dagger Award, nominated as one of the best crime and thriller books of the year by the Guardian and the Sunday Express and named as an Amazon Rising Star), and The Stolen Child.

My Mother’s Secret will be out 3 May.

All three are published by Corvus Books, and are available as audiobooks via Audible.

She lives in Bristol, with her husband and daughter.

My thoughts:

My Mother’s Secret is the kind of book that you pick up to read a little, and by the time you look up again you’re halfway through! Sanjida Kay has a lovely writing style, in that it flows really well and you don’t notice the time going by as you read.

I really enjoyed My Mother’s Secret. The characters were all interesting in their own way, and they are all going through some stuff. And who doesn’t like to read a bit of drama every now and again?!

Sanjida Kay has a real knack for writing relationships. Most especially the dynamics between mothers and their children, for better or worse. She just “gets” it. The moods, the communication (or lack thereof), the huffing at each other, it’s all there. I find that this gives a very real, tangible feeling to her writing, because it makes it that bit more relatable.

There is quite a lot going on in My Mother’s Secret, not so much that you can’t keep track, but enough to make the reader think. I loved how the stories intermingled, and then went in different directions, and were then brought back around. A really clever look at relationships and how the impact of decisions can affect everything.

Recommended for sure!

Previous reviews:

Bone By Bone by Sanjida Kay

The Stolen Child by Sanjida Kay

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