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Only a Mother

Elisabeth Carpenter

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Thriller / suspense

A domestic psychological thriller for fans of THE FEAR by CL Taylor LIES by T.M. Logan, playing on the morality of the figure who knows a killer better than anyone: their mother.

'An addictive new talent' Helen Fields

ONLY A MOTHER . . .
Erica Wright hasn't needed to scrub 'MURDERER' off her house in over a year. Life is almost quiet again. Then her son, Craig, is released from prison, and she knows the quiet is going to be broken.
COULD BELIEVE HIM
Erica has always believed Craig was innocent - despite the lies she told for him years ago - but when he arrives home, she notices the changes in him. She doesn't recognise her son anymore.
COULD LIE FOR HIM
So, when another girl goes missing, she starts to question everything. But how can a mother turn her back on her son? And, if she won't, then how far will she go to protect him?
COULD BURY THE TRUTH

Perfect for fans of Lisa Jewell, Louise Jensen, Katerina Diamond, Helen Fields and CL Taylor - a hard-hitting psychological thriller told from the fresh perspective of a killer's mother.

Readers LOVE Elisabeth Carpenter . . . 'I LOVED 99 Red Balloons. What a rollercoaster of a read! I swear, you could almost SEE the moment when everything clicked into place in my head! A brilliant, tense, pacy read' Lisa Hall, bestselling author of Between Me and You

'Breathtaking' . . . 'Kept me enthralled from start to finish' . . . 'I was hooked from the beginning

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Elisabeth Carpenter

Elisabeth Carpenter lives in Preston with her family. She was awarded a Northern Writers' New Fiction award, and was longlisted for Yeovil Literary Prize (2015 and 2016) and the MsLexia Women's Novel award (2015).

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