The Mother's Secret

Clare Swatman

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22 February 2018
336 pages

The Mother's Secret by Clare Swatman is a powerful story about family, secrets and devastating lies.

Love keeps us together . . .

Sisters Kate and Georgie have always shared a close bond. While Kate enjoyed the freedoms of youth, Georgie remained at home. But now Georgie is grown up, it’s time she started exploring.

Love can tear us apart . . .

Their mother Jan loves her daughters with all her heart. So what if she kept them out of sight when they were young? She just cared for them so much. She wanted to protect them.

What if your life was based on a lie?

Maybe there was another reason for Jan’s protective behaviour? If they ventured too far afield, it might destroy the facade of their childhood. This family’s about to discover that while lies can cause pain, the truth could destroy them all.

From a chilling prologue to an emotional and unexpected reveal this a story that explores how one spur-of-the-moment decision can affect families, relationships and futures . . . Clare Swatman is a talented writer

The Daily Express

A heartbreaking, clever story that will keep you turning the pages long after the lights should be out


Gripping from start to finish