Dr. Ruth Hartland rises to difficult tasks. But today, in the run up to her son Tom's birthday, one question preoccupies her: where did Tom go when he disappeared? When her last patient of the day - a young man suffering from PTSD - arrives at the unit, Ruth is floored.
The most dangerous lies are the ones we tell ourselves. 'Taut, absorbing and psychologically astute, in A Good Enough Mother Bev Thomas combines all the tension of a thriller with the emotional resonance of a powerful family drama.' (Paula Hawkins, bestselling author of The Girl on the Train) Dr Ruth Hartland rises to difficult tasks. She is the director of a highly respected trauma therapy unit. She is confident, capable and excellent at her job. Today she is preoccupied by her son Tom's disappearance. So when a new patient arrives at the unit - a young man who looks shockingly like Tom - she is floored. As a therapist, Ruth knows exactly what she should do in the best interests of her client, but as a mother she makes a very different choice - a decision that will have profound consequences. A gripping and deeply intelligent psychological thriller for fans of Apple Tree Yard and Lullaby
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Bev was a clinical psychologist in the NHS for many years. She currently works as an organisational consultant in mental health and other services. She lives in London with her family. A Good Enough Mother is her debut novel.
A Good Enough Mother by Bev Thomas
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