This was my first ebook I borrowed from my local library! I actually wanted to read Michelle Frances’ new book, but it wasn’t available so I went ahead and tried this one! Side note: the ability to borrow ebooks has become a HUGE distraction from my current TBR pile!
A mother’s intuition is always there. Laura is the mother of Daniel, her son who is starting his internship as a doctor at the local hospital. Laura is (unhappily) married and very well off. Everything is going as well as it can be for Laura until Daniel suddenly becomes infatuated with a new girl.
You could say that Laura becomes the crazy over-protective mother. No mother things any woman is good enough for their son, it’s just a fact, but is there something off with Cherry, his new girlfriend? All signs point to Laura is crazy, but we get to see behind the scenes at what is really transpiring.
This is a gripping mystery. I wouldn’t categorize it as a psychological thriller, but rather a family suspense and mystery novel. I loved that we saw things from Laura, Cherry, and Daniel. I felt horribly for Laura in this book…her life was truly apart by the seams and I can’t say I blame her for the drastic measures she ends up taking in this book (that’s all I’ll reveal…you’ll have to read to find out what she does!). Was it horrible? Yes, but sometimes a mother has to do what a mother has to do…
4 star read. What you’re reading for is if anyone will figure out what is going on. Laura destroys personal relationships over this girlfriend and her career ends up in shambles. How can one person do this and who is doing it, Laura or Cherry? Seriously, great read. I can’t wait to read more by Frances! This is definitely a book to pick up if you spot it (or borrow from your local library like I did)!
Title: The Girlfriend
Author: Michelle Frances
Genre(s): Mystery, Family Drama, Suspense
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Release Date: May 4, 2017