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The Wrong Mother: A Zailer and Waterhouse Mystery: A Zailer & Waterhouse Mystery Series, Book 3
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A chilling, compulsively readable novel of psychological suspense from the author of Little Face and The Carrier

Sally Thorning is watching the news with her husband when she hears a name she never thought she'd hear again: Mark Bretherick.
It's a name she shouldn't recognize. Last year, a work trip Sally had planned was canceled at the last minute. Desperate for a break from juggling her job and a young family, Sally didn't tell her husband that the trip had fallen through. Instead, she treated herself to a secret vacation in a remote hotel. While she was there, Sally met a man—Mark Bretherick. All the details are the same: where he lives, his job, his wife Geraldine and daughter Lucy. Except that the photograph on the news is of a man Sally has never seen before. And Geraldine and Lucy Bretherick are both dead...
With the international bestseller Little Face, Sophie Hannah established herself as a striking new voice in psychological suspense. The Wrong Mother, a riveting exploration of a mother's unspeakable betrayal, confirms her reputation as a master of the form. 

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Sophie Hannah. (2009). The Wrong Mother: A Zailer and Waterhouse Mystery: A Zailer & Waterhouse Mystery Series, Book 3. Penguin Publishing Group.

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Sophie Hannah. 2009. The Wrong Mother: A Zailer and Waterhouse Mystery: A Zailer & Waterhouse Mystery Series, Book 3. Penguin Publishing Group.

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Sally Thorning is watching the news with her husband when she hears a name she never thought she'd hear again: Mark Bretherick.
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With the international bestseller Little Face, Sophie Hannah established herself as a striking new voice in psychological suspense. The Wrong Mother, a riveting exploration of a mother's unspeakable betrayal, confirms her reputation as a master of the form. 

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        Sally Thorning, part-time environment rescuer and full-time mother, struggles to maintain her sanity and juggle the overwhelming demands of work and home in this superior psychological mystery from British author Hannah (Little Face
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        The stress of mothering young children while working outside the home is at the center of this British mystery thats part psychological thriller and part police procedural. Much as she loves her four-year-old daughter and two-year-old son, Sally Thorning jumps at the chance to take a weeklong work trip abroad and catch up on her sleep. When the trip falls through, she secretly books the time at a hotel, where she impulsively spends the week with a man who introduces himself as Mark Bretherick. A year later shes shocked at news of the apparent familicide deaths of Geraldine Bretherick and her five-year-old daughter. Not only is Sally a dead ringer for Geraldine, but the grieving husband and father is not the man she knew as Mark. (Family men here are absent, preoccupied, deceptive, or delusional.) As the risk to Sally increases, her anonymous notes to police lead to the discovery of other bodies, with canny investigation by romantically involved Detective Constable Simon Waterhouse and Detective Sergeant Charlie Zailer, introduced in Little Face (2007). A best-seller in Britain, where it was published in 2008 as The Point of Rescue, this gripping novel deserves similar success here.(Reprinted with permission of Booklist, copyright 2009, American Library Association.)

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It's a name she shouldn't recognize. Last year, a work trip Sally had planned was canceled at the last minute. Desperate for a break from juggling her job and a young family, Sally didn't tell her husband that the trip had fallen through. Instead, she treated herself to a secret vacation in a remote hotel. While she was there, Sally met a man—Mark Bretherick. All the details are the same: where he lives, his job, his wife Geraldine and daughter Lucy. Except that the photograph on the news is of a man Sally has never seen before. And Geraldine and Lucy Bretherick are both dead...
With the international bestseller Little Face, Sophie Hannah established herself as a striking new voice in...

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