The Stay-at-Home Mother

Nicole Trope

Her chest tightens, her heart speeding up. The kitchen is chaos. She steps on something hard, and looks down. Toy dinosaurs are scattered everywhere. But her son is nowhere – her baby boy is gone.

The police arrive. She can’t look at her husband. Instead, she studies the network of lines on her shaking hands.

Then her phone beeps with a voice message. ‘Listen to it on speaker,’ says the detective.

A woman’s voice fills the air.

‘I’m assuming this is the Andrea Gately listed as a contact on the Missing Children of the World website. I’m calling to let you know that I’ve given your details to the police. Why are you using a picture of my son on a missing children’s website? Why are you using it and where did you get it?’

An absolutely unputdownable psychological thriller that will leave you gasping with shock and staying up way past your bedtime. Perfect for fans of Lisa Jewell, Liane Moriarty and Adele Parks.

See what readers are saying about The Stay-at-Home Mother:

OMG!!!… I could not put it down!!! Every time I said one more chapter, it ended on a cliff-hanger and I just had to know what was going on!!!I started this morning and finished it at 2am reading it in one sitting, and although I’m knackered today it was 1000000% worth it!!!My heart was in my throat… The ending was absolutely jaw-dropping and so unexpected…. What an absolute twist!!! I can hand on my heart say that I cannot remember when I was so gobsmacked.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Wow wow wow!!!! I read this book in less than 24 hoursSo gripping, it had me hooked and unable to put it down until I finished the last shocking page!!!!What a twist!!!! Love love loved everything about this thrilling book, and I will be highly recommending it!!!’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

O.M.G!! DANG!!!WOW!!!… Brilliant! If I could rate it more than 5 stars I would… Bombshells that made my jaw drop!!Hooked meMade my head spin!!Heidi Lynn Book Reviews, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Oh my goodness!!!I audibly gasped at the twists, I totally didn’t see it coming… I couldn’t wait to see how it was all wrapped up, but I also didn’t want it to end, it was that good.’ @mountainmommawv2020, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

WOWWWW!!! I was not expecting all those twists and turns nor expecting to feel all those feels!!… She is DEFINITELY one of my new favourite authors!… Grabbed me from the startJust when I thought it was going one way, BAM, it went another way all together! Huge elements of surprise in this book.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Had me on the edge of my seat!… The twists? Wow!Left my head spinning… Posting this at midnight when I should be sleeping. Take a nap before you start reading so that you can stay awake to finish this. Trust me, not even kidding.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

I read this book in one sittingAbsolutely gripping all the way through and so many twists that I felt like I had whiplash.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Wow, wow, wow!!!!! Just when I thought I knew what was going on, bam, the author hits me with a big twist… I was shocked and speechless… I rushed through each chapter like it was my last… That ending was unbelievable… I wouldn’t have guessed it even if it hit me straight in the face.’ Blue Moon Blogger, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Just when you think you have the plot twist figured out, here comes another plot twist and then another plot twist… Fantastic… I would give this more than five stars if I could! It was highly addicting and hard to put down.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Wow this book was fantastic! Gripping and mind-bending! This book is a must-read!… That epilogue! Holy heck! What a shocker!’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

WOW, what did I just read?? I am still trying to process this book, and that ending What?!?!I couldn’t put it down… The twists that kept coming were jaw-dropping.’ @leads2goodreads, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘An incredibly clever and gripping story… PhenomenalIntriguing, suspenseful, unputdownable! I was completely absorbed in this thriller and read it all in one dayKept me on the edge of my seat. I know when I open one of Nicole’s books up I’m due for an all-nighter!’ @rubie_reads, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Wow!!!I couldn’t put this book down!Hooked me immediately… Had me glued to this story, devouring the pages through every twist and turn. And that epilogue… *Chef’s kiss* pure perfection!’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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