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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,225 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sophie Hannah Narrator: Elizabeth Sastre Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Simon Waterhouse and Charlie Zailer Series Release Date:
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Sally Thorning is watching the news with her husband when she hears an unexpected name. Mark Bretherick. It’s a name she shouldn’t know, but last year Sally treated herself to a secret vacation away from her hectic family life—and met a man. After their brief affair, the two planned to never meet again. But now, Mark’s wife and daughter are dead—and the safety of Sally’s own family is in doubt. 

With accomplished prose and a plot guaranteed to keep readers guessing, The Wrong Mother is Hannah’s most captivating work yet. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Gripping.”

    Tana French, New York Times bestselling author of In the Woods

  • “Hannah goes in for all those bizarre plot twists and outlandish behaviors that have come to define the psychological-suspense story, but she does it with style and wit.”

    New York Times

  • “Sophie Hannah just gets better and better. Her plots are brilliantly cunning and entirely unpredictable. The writing is brilliant and brings us uncomfortably close to the dark, ambivalent impulse experienced by the parents of difficult, demanding children.”

    Guardian (London)

  • “Sophie Hannah’s ingenious, almost surreal mysteries are so intricately constructed that it’s impossible to guess how they will end.”

    Daily Telegraph (London)

  • “[The Wrong Mother] is [Hannah’s] most accomplished novel yet. As the revelations tumble forth, the tension is screwed ever tighter until the final shocking outcome. Exemplary.”

    Daily Express (London)

  • “This is a superior exercise in storytelling that takes time away from the killer-on-the-loose cop chase to reflect on the chillingly plausible thin line between parenting and psychosis.”

    Financial Times

  • The Wrong Mother is a pacy page-turner and a searing account of the challenges of motherhood.”


  • “Shockingly (and refreshingly) blunt riffs about the violent emotions of motherhood and the familial yearnings of men, along with chilling and darkly funny revelations about lust and loyalty, make this novel one of the season’s most absorbing reads.”

    O, The Oprah Magazine

  • “Hannah reinforces her reputation as a great new thriller writer. Chilling, compulsive, and with a genius twist.”


  • “Hannah doesn’t allow the tension to slacken for a second in this addictive, brilliantly thrilling chiller.”

    Marie Claire

  • “Brilliantly creepy.”

    Red magazine

  • “Sophie Hannah has demonstrated a firm hold on the psychologically tense novel, quickly establishing herself as a writer of top-notch thrillers.”

    Time Out (London)

  • “Paced like a ticking time bomb with flawlessly distinct characterization, this is a fiercely fresh and unputdownable read.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Part psychological thriller and part police procedural...A bestseller in Britain...this gripping novel deserves similar success here.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • The Wrong Mother is an unputdownable read.”


Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Doraluz Gallegos | 2/16/2014

    " Wow! What a story, I didn't know what to think with so many twists and turns. It was difficult at first, I'm not use to the English vocabulary and sayings, but half way through the book, I didn't even notice anymore. I wonder how authors come up with these ideas and plots! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Rosemarie | 2/15/2014

    " Really enjoyed this book - it's a page turner! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Maggie | 2/10/2014

    " I really enjoyed the first four fifths of this book. The build up to the climax was suspenseful and well written, but the actual climax and the end of the book disappointed me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Christine | 2/6/2014

    " A bit of a slow start, but turning into a good British mystery. "

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