An atmospheric and harrowing tale, richly literary in complexity but ripe with all the crazed undertones, confusions, and forebodings inherent in the gothic genre. Recommend this riveting, du Maurierlike novel to fans of Jennifer McMahon. Booklist (starred review)From the author of the internationally bestselling The Lake of Dead Languages comes a gripping novel about madness, motherhood, love, and trust.When Daphne Marist and her infant daughter, Chloe, pull up the gravel drive to the home of Daphnes new employer, it feels like theyve entered a whole new world. Tucked in the Catskills, the stone mansion looks like something out of a fairy tale, its lush landscaping hiding the view of the mental asylum just beyond its border. Daphne secured the live-in position using an assumed name and fake credentials, telling no one that shes on the run from a controlling husband who has threatened to take her daughter away.Daphnes new life is a far cry from the one she had in Westchester where, just months before, she and her husband welcomed little Chloe. From the start, Daphne tries to be a good mother, but shes plagued by dark moods and intrusive thoughts that convince her shes capable of harming her own daughter. When Daphne is diagnosed with Post Partum Mood Disorder, her downward spiral feels unstoppableuntil she meets Laurel Hobbes.Laurel, who also has a daughter named Chloe, is everything Daphne isnt: charismatic, sophisticated, fearless. They immediately form an intense friendship, revealing secrets to one another they thought theyd never share. Soon, they start to look alike, dress alike, and talk alike, their lives mirroring one another in strange and disturbing ways. But Daphne realizes only too late that being friends with Laurel will come at a very shocking priceone that will ultimately lead her to that towering mansion in the Catskills where terrifying, long-hidden truths will finally be revealed.......
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The Other Mother Reviews
Eagerly waiting for this to come out! Love Carol Goodman
Eerie and atmospheric Gothic thriller about motherhood and madness with plenty of twists.
Carol Goodman hooked me years ago with her debut, THE LAKE OF DEAD LANGUAGES, about a girls' boarding school and the unsavory things going on there. And then I was mesmerized by THE GHOST ORCHID and still have images from that book lodged in my mind. So when THE OTHER MOTHER (William Morrow, March 27 2018) came to my attention, I knew I had to read it.
This one is all about postpartum psychosis, but there's ...more
Thanks to William Morrow and TLC Book Tours for the advanced copy! Check out my blog for more about the author.
This was my introduction to Carol Goodman, and I had heard great things about her writing. THE OTHER MOTHER did not disappoint. This had a great pacing to it and kept me engaged throughout the read. We dive into some mental illness and obsession.
Daphne and her infant daughter, Chloe, arrive at the home of her new employer. The home is hidden in the Catskills and the mansion looks idyll ...more
**3 Goodreads Stars**
Carol Goodman's The Other Mother is a psychological thriller that explores the difficulties of two new mothers, Laurel and Daphne, who meet at a mother-baby group.
First off, I appreciate that Goodman warned readers at the beginning of the book that it contains discussions of postpartum depression and anxiety, bipolar disorder, and borderline personality disorder.
Laurel is glamorous, attractive, and seems to have it somewhat altogether after having her baby, Chlöe (with a ...more
The Other Mother by Carol Goodman is one crazy ride and I was hooked from the first page. This is the story of a new mother, Daphne, that befriends another new mother, Laurel, at a support group. Both of these women have been dealing with thoughts that they’re uncomfortable with, certainly along the lines of postpartum depression. Rather than thinking that the support group has been helpful to them, they believe that they are improving since they have found one another. Certainly the two do prov ...more
Daphne and Laurel are new mothers – both suffering from postpartum depression and a history of other mental illness in their past, or so we are led to believe. They meet at a group to help new mothers and even though the two couldn’t be more different they become close friends. Daphne idolizes Laurel and Laurel takes Daphne under her wings to help improve her. In the process Daphne looks and acts more and more like Laurel. The story is told in first person by Daphne and then with journal entries ...more
Full review on my blog: http://www.thebookwhisperer.org/2018/...
This non-stop psychological thriller earned four stars from me!
This is one of those books that is more fun to read if you don’t know a lot about the plot before hand. All I am going to say is that this story is about two new moms, both suffering from postpartum depression, who become friends after meeting in a support group. But is it really healthy for them to hang out together, feeding off each other’s fears?
WHAT I LOVED
Wow! What a great plot! There is just sooo much packed into ...more