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Mother's Day

I have written a book. It's called Mother's Day and will be published by Wildfire Books in March 2023. It's a dark, comic thriller. You can pre-order it here.

""Superbly written and darkly funny, Mother’s Day is an epic psychological thriller that revels in the visceral horror of family relationships. So brilliantly and horrifyingly executed I simply couldn’t look away. Abigail Burdess is a refreshing and original writer - don’t take your eyes off her.” Janice Hallett, author of The Appeal and The Twyford Code

“A twisted, gruesome and diabolically funny exploration of motherhood that I lapped up like a feral cat. Dark, weird and brilliant, Mother's Day will haunt you - particularly Marlene, a jaw-dropping creation, the mother of malign mothers. Awesome stuff.” Beth Morrey, Em & Me

“If you like a novel that has wit, originality and pace, with a glittering darkness underneath then this startling and instantly intriguing debut by Abigail Burdess is for you. This is a fresh and complex story about the many layers of motherhood that twists and turns until you really can’t imagine what might happen next.” Katy Brand, comedian and writer.

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What's the story?

The last thing Anna needs is a baby. Abandoned, adopted and living hand to mouth, she never dreamt of having a real family.

 

But when she meets her birth mother, everything changes - because the same day, she learns she's going to be a mother too.

 

Marlene is eccentric, generous with her considerable fortune and overjoyed to become a grandmother. Anna's living the dream. But is it her dream, or someone else's?

 

Now she will have to decide what she's willing to sacrifice for a real family - her future, her freedom, even her unborn child.