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The Wrong Mother by Sophie Hannah
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Jul 23, 11

Read in July, 2011

Not really my kind of book. I ordered it on my Kindle after having read the author's Hurting Distance, which I sort of enjoyed. Basically, I was looking for something to read. I've read two of Sophie Hannah's books that feature the same detectives and their story seems to be a subplot moving through her novels. I have to say, they are the characters I could do without. Interesting plot twists, though, throughout the larger story. Basically, Sally is an overworked, overwrought mother whose planned business trip is cancelled. Needing a break from her responsibilitites, she goes away for a week and has a week-long affair with a guy she meets at the hotel. Not entirely plausible with the set-up of this particular character -- can't imagine her doing this to begin with. But anyway, that affair gets us to the "mystery" when Sally is watching the news and learns that the family of a "Mark Bretherick" -- the same name and company of the man she had the affair with -- has been murdered and he is the suspect. The problem -- the photo of Mark on the news is not of the man Sally shacked up with...
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