Blog tour: Mother's Day

Welcome to the blog tour for Mother’s Day by Abigail Burdess!

More about the book…

The last thing Anna needs is a baby. Abandoned, adopted and living hand to mouth, she never dreamt of having a real family.

But when she meets her birth mother, everything changes - because the same day, she learns she's going to be a mother too.

Marlene is eccentric, generous with her considerable fortune and overjoyed to become a grandmother. Anna's living the dream. But is it her dream, or someone else's?

Now she will have to decide what she's willing to sacrifice for a real family - her future, her freedom, even her unborn child.

More about the author…

Abigail Burdess is a writer-performer from London.

Abigail has written for TV comedies including the Emmy-nominated Tracey Ullman’s Show (BBC1), Watson and Oliver (BBC2), and the BAFTA-winning That Mitchell and Webb Look (BBC2). She’s appeared in TV and radio comedies including Fresh Meat (C4), Cuckoo (BBC3) and Lobbyland(Radio 4).

Abigail’s written for children’s TV including the BAFTA-nominated Sorry I’ve Got No Head (CBBC), So Beano (Sky), and the Emmy-award winning Paddington (Nickelodeon). She won a place on the BBC Writers Scheme 2018 and a commission for EastEnders (BBC1).

On the stage Abigail’s first full-length play All The Single Ladies had a No. 1 tour. On the radio her Doctor Who adventure Prism has just been released by Big Finish Productions. Abigail’s poetry appears in her husband Robert Webb’s best-selling memoir, How Not To Be A Boy.

My impressions…

A dark and twisty thriller, this book made my head spin – possibly because, for the majority of it, I wasn’t sure what was going on. With this novel, it is a case of collecting all the pieces and then putting them together to make some sense before the next plot twist changes that again. It works, believe me! I didn’t particularly connect with any of the characters (and I would be almost worried if I did!) but the story raises a few questions about motherhood and identity, and I enjoyed exploring these.

Three words to describe it. Addictive. Dark. Page-turner.

Do I like the cover? Yes, it’s aptly sinister!

Have I read any other books by the same author? This is a debut novel and I’m already looking forward to seeing what the author writes next.



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