Review: Bad Mommy by Tarryn Fisher

Title: Bad Mommy
Author: Tarryn Fisher
Genre: Fiction/Psychological Thriller
Type: Standalone
POV: First Person – Multiple

Fig Coxbury wanted something she didn’t have – the life if a woman with a beautiful child and a loving husband. Her fixation brought her next door as their new neighbor while she slowly wormed herself in.

Jolene and Darius Avery openly welcomed her into their circle. Glad to have new friend, they let her be part of their life until it became too much to handle and risked destroying everything they held dear.

When it was indicated Tarryn Fisher is back to what she can do best, I was excited to delve into her mind. This book is slightly different than what I expected but still has her signature writing that I love.

I wanted to be wanted.

Fig was a fascinating character. I love reading her thought process on rationalizing other’s and her own behavior.

I’m not always proud of the person I am, but we all have our struggles.

Darius was equally interesting. Especially considering his career, it made you want to believe/respect his opinion – to a certain point. And it made it even more interesting when the thoughts started to “evolved” in a bigger way.

And there it was, my very own crack. I was looking for the flaws in others and that was unfair when I had so many myself.

Jolene was the catalyst in the story and the one with the most dilemmas to deal with. I like seeing how she saw the world and how she fixed it.

What I like the most about the story is how the characters coped with their situations and I especially love being in villains’ minds. However, I felt the first 50% of the book was too slow for my liking. The period of establishing the character went on a little too long without introducing something new.

People didn’t want to hear the truth. They had their ideas and any deviation made them uncomfortable.

Bad Mommy chronicles the lives of three people dealing with obsession and deception. It would appeal to readers looking for a light psychological thriller.


This review is also available on Goodreads.


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