A good enough mother: A Novel

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"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, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Girl on the Train "Perfect for fans of The Silent Patient. " --Booklist A riveting page-turner that lets us inside the secret world of therapist and patient, where boundaries get crossed, and events spiral out of control. . . Ruth Hartland is a psychotherapist with years of experience. But professional skill is no guard against private grief. The mother of grown twins, she is haunted by the fact that her beautiful, difficult, fragile son Tom, a boy who never "fit in," disappeared a year and a half earlier. She cannot give up hope of finding him, but feels she is living a kind of half-life, waiting for him to return. Enter a new patient, Dan--unstable and traumatized--who looks exactly like her missing son. She is determined to help him, but soon, her own complicated feelings, about how she has failed her own boy, cloud her professional judgement. And before long, the unthinkable becomes a shattering reality.... An utterly compelling drama with a timebomb at its core, A Good Enough Mother is a brilliant, beautiful story of mothering, and how to let go of the ones we love when we must.
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subject_facetContemporary Women -- FICTION
Electronic books
Families -- Fiction
Family Life -- FICTION
Large type books
Missing persons -- Fiction
Mothers and sons -- Fiction
Psychotherapist and patient -- Fiction
Suspense fiction
Thrillers (Fiction)
Thrillers -- FICTION
title_displayA good enough mother
title_fullA Good Enough Mother A Novel [ebook] Thomas, Bev.
A good enough mother / Bev Thomas
A good enough mother [large print] / Bev Thomas
title_shortA good enough mother
title_subA Novel
topic_facetContemporary Women
Families
Family Life
Large type books
Missing persons
Mothers and sons
Psychotherapist and patient
Thrillers