Blog Tour: Such a Good Mother by Helen Monks Takhar

Book Review: Such a Good Mother by Helen Monks Takhar

Some things are too perfect to be true…

Rose O’Connell aspires to be the perfect mother.

And when she receives an unexpected invitation into The Circle, an elite clique of beautiful, wealthy and connected mums at her son’s exclusive school, it seems her dreams are about to come true. Every mother would kill for an invitation, and once she joins, Rose’s social status soars.

But what is each woman hiding beneath her immaculate exterior?

Why did a previous member take their own life?

And why have they singled out unassuming Rose to take her place?

Rose is about to find out that darkness lies at the heart of The Circle. And it’s far too late to run…


Rose is determined to be the perfect mother for her son, Charlie.

When she gets invited into the Circle, the exclusive clique at her son’s new school, it seems like she is on her way. However, nothing is as it seems.

I had not read Helen’s previous novel, That Woman, so I didn’t fully know what to expect.

I pretty much devoured this novel, reading it in one sitting. You are immediately thrown into the action and mystery surrounding The Woolf School and the women running it.

Rose is certainly a character you have a lot of sympathy for when you first meet her. She is wanting to do what is best for her son, not having had the best childhood herself. I think a lot of people will relate to that. Having said that, not all of her behaviour is great. I did occasionally loose empathy with her. She’s a complicated and complex character.

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