Single Mother by Samantha Hayes / #Review #BooksOnTour @bookouture @samhayes


I will do anything to protect my daughter. She’s all I’ve ever wanted and all I really have, but the moment I opened that letter and accepted the inheritance, I walked us right into a dangerous trap.

I know I should have got her to tell me who she’s been talking to on the phone late at night, and where she was the day I went to pick her up from school and couldn’t find her, but she’s not spoken a word since she found that little pile of bones buried in the garden.

And now she’s missing…




This is not a crash, boom, bang kind of thriller. It starts rather slowly, but always with a hint of suspense lurking in the background. There is always something that makes you wonder ‘Why?’, ‘How?’, ‘Who?’ and that’s what I like a lot.

Being a single mother is never easy especially when money is tight and when you get a chance that will change your life forever, you are sceptic. When something is too good to be true, it often is exactly that. So better put it out of your head and save yourself a whole load of heartache or maybe you should rethink everything and follow your best friend’s advice. After all he does only want what’s best for you, right? He has been this way for years, so why would you not follow his advice this time? Correct, no reason at all and you are very grateful indeed…

For some of you it might feel like there is not enough action, but I ask you, please, don’t give up. Be patient and you will be rewarded.

I, for one, enjoyed very much. I could compare the story to a beautiful decorated cake. You first bake the cake which has a great flavour and than at the end you add the toppings to make it even better. 5 stars.

Thank you, Samantha Hayes and Bookouture


About the author

Samantha Hayes grew up in Warwickshire, left school at sixteen, avoided university and took jobs ranging from private detective to barmaid to fruit picker and factory worker. She lived on a kibbutz, and spent time living in Australia and the USA, before finally becoming a crime-writer.

Her writing career began when she won a short story competition in 2003 and her sixteenth novel, THE HAPPY COUPLE is out 6th May. Her novels are family-based psychological thrillers, with the emphasis being on ‘real life fiction’. She focuses on current issues and sets out to make her readers ask, ‘What if this happened to me or my family?’ And you’ll always find a BIG twist at the end of her novels!


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