Imprint:Random House Trade Paperbacks
Audience:General / adult
Dimensions:7.94in x 5.17 x 0.75 in | 0.54 lb
Page Count:368 pages
TRADE PAPERBACK ORIGINAL
RANDOM HOUSE BOOK CLUB SELECTION WITH READERS GUIDE INSIDE: This novel is perfect for book club discussions, touching on themes of gender and socioeconimc inequality and the crushing societal expectations on working mothers.
BESTSELLING, MEGA-HIT CATEGORY: Readers cannot get enough of domestic suspense that features rich people behaving badly, from Liane Moriarty’s Big Little Lies (and the TV show it inspired) to Noah Hawley’s Before the Fall to the HBO show The Undoing.
A GRIPPING STORY WITH SOMETHING TIMELY TO SAY: This is a twisty, entertaining suspense novel that also skewers the idea of what it means to be the “perfect” mother, and turns societal expectations around female domesticity on their heads in a deliciously chilling way. Especially since the pandemic, gender inequality in the home has been a very visible, much-discussed topic.
PRAISE FOR PRECIOUS YOU: Monks Takhar’s first novel received critical acclaim, with reviewers calling it “addictive” (People), “delicious” (New York Post), and “epic” (CrimeReads). We published the paperback in August 2021.
UK PUBLICATION: Monks Takhar’s UK publisher HQ is planning to publish simultaneously with us. Her previous book generated a lot of buzz in the UK.
“I picked up Such a Good Mother and was absolutely transfixed. What mother hasn’t considered doing absolutely anything to get into a circle of friends who can make her life more bearable and give her children access to the best things in life? I completely identified with Monks Takhar’s heroine, Rose…until I couldn’t believe what I was reading. Mothers and hustlers can be a lethal combination—and the perfect recipe for a novel to keep you up all night.”—Amanda Eyre Ward, New York Times bestselling author of The Jetsetters
“Wickedly paced and devilishly clever, Such a Good Mother showcases the terrifying lengths some parents will go to secure privileges for their children. A delicious and addictive read that goes straight for the jugular of modern motherhood.”—Lindsay Cameron, author of Just One Look
“Everyone wants to join The Circle. But is it all that it’s cracked up to be? Who is conning who? And can one woman outplay them all? If you’re looking for smart, suspenseful prose, look no further. Helen Monks Takhar is now on my favorite list of authors. …Exceptional, taut, and emotional storytelling in Such a Good Mother.”—Georgina Cross, author of Nanny Needed
“Fiendishly entertaining…A suspenseful and unsettling cautionary tale. Monks Takhar remains a writer to watch.”—Publishers Weekly
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