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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.

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 BURY THE TRUTH

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 FORGIVE WHAT HE HAS DONE


What readers are saying about Elisabeth Carpenter's gripping debut 99 RED BALLOONS . . . 'An intense domestic thriller, twists and turns galore, and a host of family secrets. An absorbing read' Paul Finch, bestselling author of STRANGERS


'Libby Carpenter's beautiful writing draws you in immediately . . . 99 RED BALLOONS is an intelligent, taut and compelling thriller that manages to pack a punch - and still throws you right at the end. It's perfect - I loved every word' Sam Carrington, bestselling author of SAVING SOPHIE


'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 YOU AND ME

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Elisabeth Carpenter

Elisabeth Carpenter lives in Preston with her family. She completed a BA in English Literature and Language with the Open University in 2011.

Elisabeth 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). She loves living in the north of England and sets most of her stories in the area, including the novel she is writing at the moment. She currently works as a book keeper.

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