Things I Wish I Told My Mother

Things I Wish I Told My Mother

The instant New York Times bestseller


Liz and Laurie are mother and daughter, but they couldn't be more different.

Laurie is a free spirit whose creative career is about to reach new heights. Her mother Liz is a world-renowned doctor, and everything in her life has always been just so.

But when Laurie gets an unexpected call, she decides to take her mother away on a trip to Paris and Norway.

As they explore Europe together, Laurie finally starts opening up to her mother. Will unburdening themselves of the secrets that have kept them apart bring them closer together?

Things I Wish I Told My Mother is the emotional, irresistible and uplifting story of a mother and daughter separated by secrets and brought together by love.

Praise for James Patterson

'The master storyteller of our times' Hillary Rodham Clinton
'Simply put: nobody does it better' Jeffrey Deaver
'No one gets this big without natural storytelling talent' Lee Child
'The gold standard by which all others are judged.' Steve Berry

Things I Wish I'd Told My Mother was a no. 9 New York Times bestseller April 30 2023

About the authors

Susan Patterson

Susan Solie Patterson has a Bachelor of Science/Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she was also an All-American swimmer. She is the author of the children's book Big Words for Little Geniuses, a New York Times bestseller. Things I Wish I Told My Mother is her first book for adults.
Learn More

James Patterson

JAMES PATTERSON is one of the best-known and biggest-selling writers of all time. Among his creations are some of the world's most popular series including Alex Cross, the Women's Murder Club, Michael Bennett and the Private novels. He has written many other number one bestsellers including collaborations with President Bill Clinton and Dolly Parton, stand-alone thrillers and non-fiction. James has donated millions in grants to independent bookshops and has been the most borrowed adult author in UK libraries for the past fourteen years in a row. He lives in Florida with his family.
Learn More

Sign up to the Penguin Newsletter

For the latest books, recommendations, author interviews and more