Stone Mothers

Marianne was seventeen when she fled her home, her boyfriend Jesse and the body they buried.

Now, forced to return, she can feel the past closing around her. And Jesse, who never forgave her for leaving, is finally threatening to expose the truth.

Marianne will do anything to protect the life she’s built: the husband and daughter who must never know. Even if it means turning to her worst enemy…

But Marianne may not know the whole story – and she isn’t the only one with secrets they would kill to keep.

Moving backwards through time to reveal twists you won’t see coming, Stone Mothers is the stunning new psychological thriller from Erin Kelly.

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“A beautifully dark, Gothic story of characters haunted by their past: poignant and tragic, full of unexpected shifts and twists, addictively scary and thrillingly audacious.”
Nicci French

“The plot is so CLEVER, the characterisation weep-makingly wise, and the writing is perfection. It is great.”
Marian Keyes

“A treat for anyone who loves their suspense gothic, sexy – and poignant. The chilling Nazareth Mental Hospital haunts the lives of all who come there, reserving its coldest touch for those women who dare have ambition.”
Lucie Whitehouse

“What a storyteller Erin Kelly is. The women in this book and the ways in which their lives are entwined, the echoes of the past, the weight of secrets, the fear and the intimacy – it’s all in here. Simply spectacular. EVEN BETTER than He Said/She Said which shouldn’t be possible.”
Sarah Hilary

“A wonderful page-turner full of dark secrets – atmospheric and intense with a gripping plot. Beautifully and cleverly written, STONE MOTHERS tells the tale of the Nazareth Mental Hospital, its impact on a community and the consequences one incident has on the lives of the characters involved. I loved it.”
Jenny Quintana

“Atmospheric, compelling and worryingly apposite. This is powerful storytelling for the times we’re in.”
Tammy Cohen

“STONE MOTHERS is a pitch-perfect, beautifully-written, literary crime novel. I pressed my copy into the hands of a friend as soon as I’d finished it.”
Paula Daly