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  • Hachette Books Ireland

The Undercover Mother

Eirin Thompson

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

An unforgettable heroine who's trying hard not so much to have it all as to hold it together.

A part-time job as an undercover store detective at the Riverside Shopping Mall seems ideal for our mum-of-three whose kids are now at school. Used to not being noticed at home, she feels she has the perfect credentials. The invisible eye of the Mall, she witnesses the good, bad and ugly of suburban life and its not long before things become more complicated than the job fist promised. Theres the mystery of the posh schoolgirl, and why security is turning a blind eye. Theres the question of dubious vote-casting in the bonny baby competition. Theres Zero FM star Lindy May, and the case of her missing brother. And then, bizarrely, she finds herself cast as the reluctant sleuth in an abandoned baby case from many years back . . . where nothing is quite as it first seems. With home life in growing disarray, the pressure begins to mount, and its not long before everything starts to get a little blurry around the edges. The Undercover Mother is a hilarious, unflinchingly honest tale of an unforgettable heroine whos trying hard not so much to have it all but to keep intact the bit that she does have.

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