This is definitely one to pre-order. Check out my #bookreview for call me mummy by @TinaBakerBooks

Title: Call me mummy
Author – Tina Baker
Pages – 384
Publisher – Profile Books Limited
Publication date – February 2021

This Mother’s Day you will call her mummy!

Glamorous, beautiful mummy has everything a woman could want. Except for a daughter of her very own.

So when Kim – heavily pregnant, glued to her phone and ignoring her eldest child in a busy shop – she does what anyone would do. Take her.

But foul-mouthed little Tonya is not the daughter that mummy was hoping for. As Tonya fiercely resists mummy’s attempts to make her into the perfect child.

Kim is demonised by the media as a scummy mummy. Who deserves to have her other children taken too. Haunted by memories of her own childhood and refusing to play by the media’s rules, Kim begins to spiral, turning on those who love her.

Though they are worlds apart, mummy and Kim have more in common than they could possibly imagine.

But it is five-year-old Tonya who is caught in the middle.

Call me mummy. It’ll be better if you do.

Firstly I would like to thank NetGalley and the publisher for my copy of the ebook.

I found this book to be quite a slow starter but once you beat the half way mark it turns into one of the dark and most twisting reads I have read.

The two main characters Mummy and Kim are, I found, not that much different from each other. They both had terrible upbringings and are not the nicest of people, the only difference is mummy is the one causing all the pain. As much as I was flabbergasted by the character of mummy – she has to be my favourite character. She was so incredibly well written and as much as you think she can’t get any worse – you find out just how deranged she really is and I found I had to put the book down and just take a minute.

The writing style in this book was so refreshing, it was easy to read with the ‘common’ dialogue it made me connect with the characters more, I could feel the anxiety and pain of Kim emanating from the pages.

This book was filled with sadness, thrill and a touch of humour with my favourite sentence being although in the case of the baby who looked like the spawn of Boris Johnson. I would definitely recommend you head over to your local bookshop website and hit the pre-order button for this one. Mummy will love you for it. 😁


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