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The Mother I Could Have Been

Narrated by: Emma Spurgin Hussey
Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
Categories: Fiction, Literary
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Why would you walk away from the one person you can’t live without?  

As a child, Vicky Hall never had the sort of family she wanted. The least important person in her new step-family, ignored by her mother in favour of her two younger half siblings, Vicky was always an afterthought. Sitting alone at her graduation ceremony at the age of 21, she vows to create her own family and her own life, one which is full of the love and attention she has always craved.  

When Vicky meets William and falls pregnant in Greece that summer, it isn’t planned. But the two of them believe they can make it work, showering their child with the love which they believe should be enough.  

But when her son Theo is two, Vicky leaves him in the care of her mother-in-law, walks out of her front door and drives to a hotel where she takes a room for the night. She doesn’t return.  

It’s unthinkable.  

What kind of mother does that?  

The kind who is hiding a story you can never imagine.  

The Mother I Could Have Been is a heartbreaking story of impossible decisions and second chances, from the best-selling author of The Silent Wife and The Woman I Was Before. Perfect for fans of Jodi Picoult, Liane Moriarty and Diane Chamberlain.

©2019 Kerry Fisher (P)2019 Audible, Ltd

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  • Amanda Suchy
  • 09-12-2019

Touching

Great book for mothers. very moving. I love how it touches so much on a mothers love.

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  • morgan
  • 24-11-2019

Yet another solid book from Fisher

I have read all of Kerry Fishers books and not once have I completed any and did not feel like I had been reached. The characters are so very human, so relatable. I have gotten mad at them, been sad with them, and felt joy at their accomplishments. This is one of my favorites by Fisher , but each book is so raw and unique in its own story that it’s hard to compare them. If you’re skeptical about purchasing, just trust me. I read and listen to 5 -10 books a month and rarely feel compelled to review. As for the narration. Spurgen-Hussey was made for these novels. I love the British accent and the way she wears the emotions in this book perfectly. Her voice paints the picture with an infallible accuracy.

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  • Kelly
  • 24-11-2019

This author...

She never writes a! Bad book. Wonderful narration wonderful book. As someone who has estranged family, I was touched. I'll have no idea how to reach out so I understood Vicki's dilemma. Recommended!

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  • Margrét J. Þorsteinsdóttir
  • 05-12-2019

I absolutely loved this book

Kerry tackles the underlying jealous and envy between women. Amazingly well written. Read this book
You need bravery to read about how ruthless women can be to each other
I could not stop listening
Bravo Kerry

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  • Steve M.
  • 29-11-2019

My Favourite Kerry Fisher yet!

I absolutely adored this story, literally couldn’t stop listening to find out what happened next. It explores the difficult relationship that can occur between mother and daughter and how difficult becoming a mother can be. 2 subjects that many will relate to.

To top it off - Emma Spurgin Hussey narrating again, who is fantastic. I wish there were more books with her narrating.

Hope we’re not waiting too long for the next book??

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