Faye is 39 and single. She’s terrified she may never have the one thing she always wanted: a child of her own.
Then she discovers a co-parenting app: Acorns. For men and women who want to have a baby, but don’t want to do it alone. When she meets Louis through it, it feels as though the fates have aligned.
But just one year later, Faye is on the run from Louis, with baby Jake in tow. In desperate need of a new place to live, she contacts Rachel, who’s renting out a room in her remote Norfolk cottage. It’s all Faye can afford – and surely she’ll be safe from Louis there?
But is Rachel the benevolent landlady she pretends to be? Or does she have a secret of her own?
The isolated and vulnerable women who narrated The Wrong Mother had a darkness that kept me intrigued throughout.
We don’t know who to root for, as they all have so much that sets them apart from “normalcy,” and while we can almost hope that they will find what they are looking for in life, we are pretty sure that nothing will end well for them.
But perhaps we will be surprised, as the twisted path takes us to unexpected outcomes. 4 stars.