The Good Mother

The Good Mother


'There is warmth and heart aplenty in this delicately told story' Daily Mail

Moving back in with her dad was not part of Kate's plan. Blindsided by her husband's affair and the break-up of their family, Kate must balance the needs of three very different children - solo.

Seven-year-old Bobby is having meltdowns at school. Eighteen-year-old Luke vows that he'll never speak to his father again. And sweet middle-child Jess, always the peacemaker, is just trying to cheer everyone up as best she can.

But when Jess is diagnosed with cancer, Kate's resilience is put to the ultimate test. She knows she has to put aside her own hurt and do what is best for her little girl. But maybe doing the right thing means doing the unthinkable?

'A heart-warming and a heart-breaking story, beautifully written and sensitive ... compelling' Woman's Way

'A fascinating exploration of difficult subjects ... Moriarty writes with compelling authority' Irish Times

'OMG! I'm an emotional wreck after reading this novel, probably not helped by the fact that I pulled an all-nighter to finish it ... I just could not put it down' Eileen Dunne, RTÉ


Praise for Sinéad Moriarty:

'Heartfelt and deeply moving ... I couldn't put it down.' Susan Lewis

'Intriguing and thought provoking ... a great read.' Katie Fforde

'Gripping and thought-provoking - I was desperate to discover how it would pan out!' Paige Toon

'We ate this fabulous story up - 4 stars' Heat magazine

'Love, lies and longing - this has it all - 4 stars' Woman magazine

'Intriguing - a dramatic twist in the tale will keep you engrossed.' Candis


  • Another page-turner by the always reliable Moriarty
    Mail on Sunday

About the author

Sinéad Moriarty

Sinéad Moriarty's novels have sold over 900,000 copies in Ireland and the UK. Since the launch of the Irish Book Awards each has been shortlisted in the popular fiction category, with The Way We Were winning in 2015. She won a second IBA for her first YA novel, The New Girl, in 2021. Sinéad lives in her native Dublin with her husband and their three children.
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