Stone Mothers

Stone Mothers

Erin Kelly, the masterful author of He Said/She Said, delivers another irresistible, unputdownable novel of psychological suspense. You can't keep the secret. You can't tell the truth. You can't escape the past... Marianne was seventeen when she fled her home in Nusstead ? leaving behind her family, her boyfriend, Jesse, and the body they buried. Now, thirty years later, forc Erin Kelly, the masterful author of He Said/She Said, delivers another irresistible, unputdownable novel of...

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Title:Stone Mothers
Author:Erin Kelly
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Genres:Thriller
ISBN:Stone Mothers
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Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:368 pages pages

Stone Mothers Reviews

  • Kristy
    May 24, 2019
    Marianne's heart drops when she realizes her husband, Sam, has bought a flat for her in the town where she grew up, Nusstead. It's in the town's former mental asylum--all prettied up and converted into beautiful apartments. But Sam doesn't know about the dark secrets the asylum holds f...
  • Blair
    Mar 12, 2019
    ?Stone mother? was a Victorian term for an asylum. Such a building sits at the heart of this novel, looming large over the small Suffolk town of Nusstead and defining many of the characters? lives. Having escaped her impoverished background, Marianne has tried to leave behind mem...
  • Patricia
    Feb 06, 2019
    Stone Mothers is a fabulous read. I loved this layered novel, and the build up of the characters. The novel is centered around things which occurred at an old mental hospital. Erin Kelly is an author I will be looking for. I highly recommend this book! ...
  • Jamie
    Feb 16, 2019
    The first book I ever read of Erin Kelly's was He/Said, She/Said in 2017 and this book also made my best of the year that year. Naturally, I've been excited to see what Kelly would follow up with ever since. Enter Stone Mothers. Marianne's husband has surprised her by purchasing them a...
  • Susanne  Strong
    Mar 24, 2019
    3.5 stars* (rounded up) Secrets: Everyone has them. Some, are best kept hidden! Nazareth: It?s an eerie place. Creepy, dark and downright scary - it?s not a place I?d ever want to visit. Marianne and Jess were sweethearts once. Then Marianne ran off. Jesse always believ...
  • Ova - Excuse My Reading
    Dec 31, 2018
    I dnf'd this last december but after reading HE Said She Said (which was amazing) decided to try again and OMG! Glad I did. The start is slow but it's such a good read. Erin Kelly is like a" safe to pick up without reading the blurb" author for me now! (Poison Tree was awesome too) ...
  • Darinda
    May 08, 2019
    As a teenager, Marianne left her hometown of Nusstead. Now, thirty years later, she has returned to care for her ailing mother. Marianne's husband surprises her with a new flat in Nusstead. Unfortunately, the flat is in a renovated mental asylum. The one place that Marianne never wante...
  • ʚϊɞ Shelley ʚϊɞ
    Apr 13, 2019
    The Victorians used to call their mental hospitals stone mothers. This book started off a little slow for me but the writing itself was so incredible that I continued on and am SO glad I did. Once you get to the big reveal it comes in like a wrecking ball and doesn't let up. You w...
  • Helen Power
    May 13, 2019
    Initial Review: I had a hard time getting into this book. It's well written, but I had some difficulty connecting with the characters until about two-thirds of the way through the book, when we got to experience the point of view of a fascinating character... Full Review: Syn...
  • ABookwormWithWine
    Apr 27, 2019
    ???? / 5 Stone Mothers by Erin Kelly is an incredibly atmospheric, slow-burn of a mystery that will keep you in suspense until the very last page. What it's about: Marianne moved away from her hometown of Nusstead when she was just a teenager, leaving both her family and...
  • Stephanie (Stephanie's Novel Fiction)
    Mar 11, 2019
    Rounded up to 4.5 Stars for this slow-burning suspense! After reading He Said, She Said and being blown away, Erin Kelly immediately went on my list of authors whose books I had to read as soon as they came out. When I heard Stone Mothers was coming out, I knew I had to read it. ...
  • KC
    Nov 13, 2018
    When Marianne reluctantly returns to her hometown she is overcome with fear and despair. She will do anything in her power to keep the tremendous pain and secrets that have lied dormant in her past as far away from her husband and daughter. Erin Kelly's latest story centers around an a...
  • Anna Luce
    Apr 10, 2019
    ????? 2.5 stars (rounded up to 3) ?People lie to cover their tracks all the time but in the aftermath of true horror, there is a window ? minutes, even seconds long ? where shock drives out dissemblance and there is only room for a kind of devastated honesty.? T...
  • Brenda - Traveling Sister
    May 02, 2019
    3.5 Stars I read Stone Mothers with a couple of my Instagram friends and it lead to such a great discussion. Victorian mental asylum, deep dark secrets threatened to be exposed and the lengths these characters take to keep them buried. The Stone Mothers is an atmospheric, sl...
  • Kate Vocke
    Apr 28, 2019
    Ohhh boy do I like me a good book about a mental hospital! It's fascinating and terrifying all the same time what people back in the day were locked up for - for being "insane". Things like laziness, or domestic troubles, even masturbation and jealousy. I went into this book thinking i...
  • Zoeytron
    Jun 24, 2019
    A mother who wants to hang on too long. A mother who never wanted to be a mother in the first place. And a mother whose memory is crumbling bit by bit, courtesy of dementia. A husband's gift to his wife was meant to be a special surprise. It was, but he couldn't have guessed th...
  • Kaceey
    Mar 24, 2019
    3.5* Marianne?s husband wants to give a gift he?s certain she will love. A second home in the small town she grew up in! Surprise! What a loving gesture. Unfortunately, this is the place Marianne never wanted to step foot in again. A place where she and those around her have deepl...
  • Liz Barnsley
    Oct 01, 2018
    This arrived then I read it. Because it?s Erin Kelly, author of now quite a few books that sit in my top reads of all time. Because I love the way she writes and the way she crafts her characters ? especially that because truly, none of them ever leave me. Stone Mothers is an inte...
  • Leah
    Apr 13, 2019
    20% read and all I've been given are lots of hints and allusions to something that happened "that day" - tedious, formulaic and overdone. First person, present tense narration. Really, it couldn't be more like every second "thriller" written in the last five years if it tried. I suspec...
  • Brooke - One Woman's Brief Book Reviews
    Jun 21, 2019
    *www.onewomansbbr.wordpress.com *www.facebook.com/onewomansbbr **2.5 stars** Stone Mothers by Erin Kelly. (2019). Marianne grew up in the shadow of an old asylum. She was 17 when she fled her hometown, her family, her boyfriend Jesse and the body they buried. Now, forced to r...
  • C.L. Taylor
    Jan 01, 2019
    Wow. What an incredible book. I've just this second finished it and I'm in awe of Erin Kelly's skill as a writer - not just her beautifully lyrical prose and her ability to weave together a clever plot but her ability to take a theme and layer and build it so perfectly that it consumes...
  • Meredith
    Apr 20, 2019
    3.5 stars ?Sodomites. Pederasts. Deviants. Reproductive Control. Behavioral Correction.? All treatable at The East Anglia Pauper Lunatic Asylum established 1868. ?You?re actually lucky to be ill in this day and age.? 2018: Marianne is horrified when her husband gi...
  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    May 22, 2019
    I remember well my experience reading He Said/She Said by Erin Kelly. Wow, did I ever find it tense and mesmerizing. Kelly has her own style. Her writing is tantalizing, completely immersing you in the minds of her characters; characters you will come to know in three-dimension, and yo...
  • Carrie
    Apr 04, 2019
    Stone Mothers by Erin Kelly is a psychological thriller that is told from multiple points of view and from different points in time. There are three main viewpoints from Marianne, Honor and Helen. Marianne had left her hometown as a teenager and had not returned since. Now however M...
  • Berit☀️✨
    Apr 23, 2019
    enthralling, atmospheric, chilling, unsettling, and eye-opening! Erin Kelly has crafted a compelling story that starts with a whisper and ends with a shout. This is a slow burner that becomes more and more riveting as the story progresses. The story was cleverly constructed, Creat...
  • marilyn
    Apr 07, 2019
    The story is told from the viewpoint of Marianne in the present and then when she was seventeen, from the viewpoint of Helen from the time she was a teenager until her eighties, and from the viewpoint of Honor, Marianne's daughter, in the present. During the first section of the book, ...
  • Mackenzie - PhDiva Books
    Apr 23, 2019
    Poignant and haunting?Erin Kelly?s latest novel Stone Mothers has an elegance to it that is both poetic and dark. Things are not always what they seem in this novel, and it is sort of written as a novel in reverse, beginning in present day and then moving progressively backwards in...
  • Pauline
    Jan 25, 2019
    Marianne's husband has surprised her by buying a second home in the renovated asylum near where she grew up. Unfortunately the building has very disturbing memories from her youth and this is the reason she left the area and had planned never to return. A slow paced psychological thr...
  • Frank Phillips
    May 11, 2019
    3.5 Stars... Well this was one of the strangest reads! Mostly because the first 150 pages were so incredibly slow I wanted to give up on this and move on to something else, but something told me to stick to it though and I'm pretty happy I did...I have a sense of accomplishment now! W...
  • Dennis
    Feb 19, 2019
    I'm going to put this one on the backburner for now, but will return back to it when the time is right. ...