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From the Walkley Award winning journalist, social commentator and author comes a gripping domestic thriller with a moral dilemma at its core. And we have 16 copies of The Mother up for grabs!

‘A timely, tense and important story that takes you to the heart of a toxic relationship, fighting to get free.’ Michael Robotham

Just like the garden, the fuse box, the bills, bin night and blown light bulbs, this was just something else she’d now have to take care of herself.

Recently widowed, Miriam Duffy is a respectable North Shore real estate agent and devoted mother and grandmother. She was thrilled when her younger daughter Ally married her true love, but as time goes by Miriam wonders whether all is well with Ally, as she moves to the country and gradually withdraws, finding excuses every time Miriam offers to visit. Their relationship has always had its ups and downs, and Miriam tries to give her daughter the distance she so clearly wants. But is all as it seems?

When the truth of her daughter’s situation is revealed, Miriam watches in disbelief as Ally and her children find themselves increasingly vulnerable and cut off from the world. As the situation escalates and the law proves incapable of protecting them, Miriam is faced with an unthinkable decision. But she will do anything for the people she loves most in the world. Wouldn’t you?

‘The vivid and gripping tale of a young family in danger and the mother who will do anything to save them. I couldn’t put it down. Passionate, vivid and unsettling, this heart-stopping tale had me transfixed.’ Suzanne Leal, author of The Teacher’s Secret.

Please note this competition is open from 7th March 2022 until 3rd April 2022 and is only available to members of Mouths Of Mums. This competition is a game of skill – answer in 50 words or less. We are unable to accept entries posted via facebook. Facebook LIKE functionality is not a requirement of entry to this competition. The winners of this competition will be published on this page. Winners’ name and address will be provided to the promoter of this competition and prizes will be sent to the address you have in Your Profile. Please ensure your details are up to date so that you receive your prize.

Winners for this competition

  1. J. FarlowVIC
  2. D. LawsonSA
  3. M. PrioloVIC
  4. T. PalatchieWA
  5. F. HuttonVIC
  6. J. FletcherQLD
  7. R. SuzanneVIC
  8. E. ParkerVIC
  9. S. MitchellNSW
  10. K. CarneyNSW
  11. A. AllwoodQLD
  12. L. TiceVIC
  13. H. DeeVIC
  14. M. FrawleyNSW
  15. B. McLeanWA
  16. J. HendelNSW
  • I love a good thriller, something that grabs me and pulls me in. The Mother sounds relatable and the main protagonist, Miriam is going on her “mother’s intuition “. With Mother’s Day coming up this would make a great read for me and to pass onto mum afterwards.

  • I feel I would relate to this mum! We all want to believe we would do anything for our kids, but our morals will always come into play. What are we saying to our children if we do things we shouldn’t?

  • Jane Caro one of my favourite authors. He books are the best.

  • I can’t remember the last time I really enjoyed a book and this seems like it may fill that void!

  • I think this would be a good read. It will give me some time to myself. Thank you.

  • I would like to read this book to find out what happens to the family and if Miriam is able to save them in the end.

  • As a Mum I can understand how she feels and it sounds just like a lot of lives these days I think this would be a very interesting read to find out how she handles this situation.

  • I’d love to share reading it with Mum. A particularly poignant story as Mum took us to safety in an era where it wasn’t socially acceptable and did an amazing job of raising us by herself. She sacrificed much and this would be a beautiful acknowledgement of her this Mother’s Day.

  • I’m in desperate need of a new book to get lost in for a few hours

  • The book sounds intriguing and I would love to lose myself in the plot when I have a weekend to myself without children wanting something every five minutes

  • Reading is one of the few times I make time for me so a new book means me time!

  • I havnt read in years because it puts me to sleep after 2 pages. I need a book like this one that will keep me awake and teach my brain a little something something.

  • Honestly I have never read one of Jane Caro’s books, but I admire her every time she appears on social media, with her honest and sincere discussions. I would love to win her book and enjoy ‘The Mother’. Thank you for the opportunity.

  • I love these ‘what would you do?’ propositions. It’s the type of storyline that gives me a lot to think about long after I’ve finished reading the book.

  • I love thrillers and need to know more about the horrific domestic violence that exists in our society.

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