Your best friend’s child goes missing. . . .On your watch. A gut-wrenching thriller and a shrewd examination of family lifeand the deception that can lie beneath
Just What Kind of Mother Are You?
978-0-8021-2281-0 • $15.00 • Paperback • Sep. 2014
A Top Ten Thriller of Fall 2013 (Publishers Weekly)
One of O, The Oprah Magazine’s Five Page Turners That Will
Surprise You More Than Once
Lisa Kallistoan overwhelmed working motheris the not-so-perfect model of the modern woman. She holds down a busy job running the local animal shelter, she cares for three demanding children, and she worries that her marriage is not getting enough attention. During an impossibly hectic week, Lisa takes her eye off the ball for just a moment, and her whole world descends into a living nightmare. Not only is her best friend’s thirteen-year-old daughter missing, but it is all Lisa’s fault. And to make matters worse, Lucinda is the second teenage girl to disappear in the past two weeks. The first one turned up stripped bare and abandoned on the main street after a horrible ordeal. Wracked with guilt over her mistake, and after having been publicly blamed by Lucinda’s family, Lisa sets out to right the wrong. But as she begins digging under the surface, Lisa learns that everything is not quite what it first appears to be.
In Paula Daly’s heart-stopping and heartbreaking debut novel, motherhood, marriage, and friendship are tested when a string of horrifying abductions tear through a small-town community. Gripping and fast-paced, Just What Kind of Mother Are You? introduces an outstanding new thriller writer with a sharp eye and a terrifying imagination for the horrors that lurk in our everyday lives.