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A Mother Like You is going on tour with Rachel's Random Resources, if you wish to participate please contact me on with your name, blog name, preferred post type and availability. 

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A Mother Like You by Ruby Speechley

Genre:  Psychological Thriller/Dark Women’s Fiction

Tour Dates: 4th - 10th November 2020

Publication Date: – 4th November 2020

Publisher - Hera Books

Formats available: Mobi or Epub

Estimated Word Count - 92k

Standalone Novel

Potential Content Warning: Children’s Homes/Pregnancy

Types of post available: Review Only

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All mothers have secrets...some are unforgivable

Kate Marshall lives an enviable life. Married to handsome, charming, James, owner of a successful company, she seems to have it all.

But falling pregnant at 45 was never part of the plan. Especially as Kate’s hiding a devastating secret – one that she’s been running from for twenty years.

So when ex-boyfriend Paul comes back into her life, threatening to expose the truth about what Kate did, the clock is ticking. Can she keep her secrets and finally be the mother she always dreamed of – or will her past lies destroy her perfect life?

An unputdownable, complex and twisty psychological thriller about mothers and daughters – fans of Shalini Boland, Liane Moriarty and Jane Shemilt will love this gripping read.

About Ruby Speechley

RUBY SPEECHLEY was born in Lisbon, Portugal, and was brought up in a British-Portuguese family. She has an MA in creative writing from Sheffield Hallam and is a Faber Academy alumna. Her work has been longlisted for the Lucy Cavendish Fiction prize, The Bath Novel Award and Caledonia Novel Award, amongst others. She also won Best Opening Chapter at the York Festival of Writing in 2017. Ruby’s debut novel, Someone Else’s Baby was published by Hera Books in July 2019. It is a chilling psychological thriller about a young woman who becomes a surrogate but finds that her act of kindness comes with devastating consequences. Her second novel, Every Little Secret was published in April 2020.

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Blog Tour Schedule

Maximum 3 stops per day.  Confirmed blogs will appear here. 

4th November

  1. sibzzreads

  2. Joyful Antidotes

  3. Bookish Jottings

5th November

  1. Jazzy Book Reviews

  2. Varietats

  3. Cheekypee reads and reviews

6th November

  1. Chick Lit Central

  2. Ginger Book Geek

  3. Heidi Lynn’s Book Reviews

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