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Bad Mommy by Tarryn Fisher

When Fig Coxbury buys a house on West Barrett Street, it’s not because she likes the neighborhood, or even because she likes the house. It’s because everything she desires is next door: The husband, the child, and the life that belongs to someone else.


It is official I am obsessed with Tarryn Fisher, which is ironic because most of her books are about obsession in some way! I just finished Bad Mommy, the third book of hers I’ve read and I adored it! Her words are so captivating, each book is so well thought out, it’s gripping and has left me with quite a big book hangover, she is a genius!

Bad Mommy didn’t turn out like I imagined, Things that I imagined would happened. And things I didn’t even see coming did happen, It was so real and therefore, not so outrageous as I expected it to be. I thought it would focus on Fig, she sees a little girl on a playground, becomes obsessed with her (she thinks she’s her miscarried child), then the perfect opportunity to live right next door comes up when the house goes up for sale, I thought it would go through a kidnapping plot and all the stuff that comes with it, but the book was split in three, Fig, Darius and Jolene, seeing the same story through three different perspectives was brilliant! Each character was written so well, they all were that little bit crazy, I’m still not sure who was the craziest, all three I think! I loved how she wrote each character, so differently, they each had their own personality and distinctive voice!

There was so much going on in the story, Figs obsession with Jolene and Mercy, Darius’ cheating and Jolene being completely blind to it all.
There were plot twists that shocked me, the main one being that Darius was a cheater, I thought that maybe he would end up cheating with Fig as part of her manipulation, but I was so wrong about him!

The dialogue, sentence structure and flow of the story was fab, I read through the book so quickly, simply because I was hooked right from the beginning and Tarryn made it so easy to read. I love how with every book Tarryn has written you have to really think, the plot line is usually complex, it makes the story very interesting!

One of my favourite lines from the book was ‘People are flawed and nothing is fair’ This has so much depth to it and the quote was perfect for the book!

I loved and hated the end of the book, especially the last line! I spent almost an hour online stalking Tarryn! And then I had constant thoughts of the book for the next few days! That’s when you know a book is good! The ending was perfect for the story, I think I just wanted more! There are so many routes she could have written into the book, I think I would have loved every one!

I can’t wait to read more books by Tarryn, I think I now own every single one!

Please read this book or any other of Tarryns, if you like a story that doesn’t stick to any one genre, that branches out and is so different and interesting!


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