Book Review: The Other Mothers by Katherine Faulkner

Katherine Faulkner had me in her grasp with Greenwich Park, so I was excited for the opportunity to read her latest release The Other Mothers. In Faulkner’s attest book, we meet Tash—a new mother and freelance journalist. Tash isn’t one of the posh moms, though she’s spent plenty of time observing them from a distance. When Sophie, a young nanny, dies it seems like this might be just the story to launch Tash’s career. Soon Tash finds herself in the midst of the upscale group of moms she’s previously only known from afar. But becoming intertwined with the London elite has risks—and an increasing body count.

Katherine Faulkner is no doubt a skilled storyteller in the thriller genre. This story follows a nonlinear timeline and moves between Tash’s storyline and Sophie’s. There are layers upon layers of deceit, darkness, and backstory in The Other Mothers—sometimes so much that my mind screamed, “it’s just too much!” No matter how overwhelming it seemed though, I couldn’t stop reading. Faulkner has a way of instilling palpable danger and suspense even in the calmest moments of a story. I am truly a fan and The Other Mothers was a fantastic day spent reading!

Thank you, Gallery Books, and Netgalley for the ARC.

The Other Mothers is scheduled for a December 5, 2023 release.

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