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October 8, 2013


96TH Book review.

Just What Kind Of Mother Are You? by Paula Daly


What if your best friend’s child disappears? And it’s all your fault.

This is exactly what happens to Lisa Kallisto. overwhelmed working mother of three, one freezing December in the Lake district. She takes her eye of the ball for just a moment and her whole world descends into a nightmare. Her best friend’s thirteen year old daughter Lucinda has gone missing and now, devastated by this and publicly blamed. Lisa sets out to right the wrong.

But as she begins peeling away the layers surrounding Lucinda’s disappearance Lisa learns that the quite town she lives in isn’t what she thought it was and her friends may not appear to be either.

JUST WHAT KIND OF MOTHER ARE YOU? Is the very definition of a page-turner. The start of a book that causes you to lose half a day without even noticing. Savour every page, because this will probably be your book of the year. With characters so real they can’t possibly be made up. It’s a brilliant thrilling story of friendship, families and the sort of terrifying betrayal that can only happen to those closest to us

My review

Just What Kind Of Mother Are You is Paula Daly’s first novel. Believe me this novel just takes hold of you from the very first page, right up until the very last page. Paula Daly got the idea for her first novel after watching an episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show and being heartbroken by a woman’s story. I recommend the novel Just What Kind Of Mother Are You to every reader. Just What Kind Of Mother Are You I am certain that everyone will be talking about it with every reader wanting to read this. It deserves to be on the best sellers list. Paula Daly deserves high-flying awards. I just can’t wait for Paula to have her next book published.

The story is set in the Lake District. Married Lisa has three children with leading a hectic busy life style working in a an animal rescue centre. Lisa is feeling upset and guilty that her best friend Kate her daughter Lucinda had ment to of stayed the night at Lisa’s house with her daughter Sally.

Lucinda has gone missing, she went to school but disappeared after school and has not been seen since.  Kate and everyone in Kate’s family blames Lisa for not telling Kate that Lucinda did not stay the night at Lisa’s house, We follow the police line of investigation as Lucinda is the second girl to go missing. Kate is an emotional wreck missing her only daughter and fearing that Lucinda is dead. Farmers, local businessmen and friends start searching in the freezing December snow and ice  by the lake and land for Lucinda but find nothing.

  Who is withholding secrets from the police and the police need to know everything if Lucinda is to be found.

So much more happens in this page turning story. It is packed with twist and turns and family secrets. I can guarntee readers are in for a few surprises in the story of Just What Kind Of Mother Are You.  I hope that many readers will love reading Paula Daly’s first novel as much as I have.
I have a review on Just What Kind Of Mother are You on Amazon, Good reads and Waterstones .

Hardback pages 313

Published.25th April 2013

Published by Batam.


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  1. What a brilliant review! I really must read this, I’ve heard nothing but good things about this book and it sounds just my type of read!

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