Mum in the Middle

She’s feeling the squeeze… The hilarious new novel from the highly-acclaimed author of Prime Time

‘Fresh, funny and wise’ Katie Fforde

Tess has downsized to a lively new town and is ready for ‘me’ time. But her Zen-like calm is tested by her boomerang offspring, who keep fluttering back to the nest (usually with a full bag of dirty washing) and by her elderly mother’s struggle to hold on to her independence.

Tess is also surprised to discover that there are dark resentments simmering beneath the vintage charm of her new hometown and a spate of vandalism has exposed the rift between the townsfolk and new arrivals like Tess.

Tess enlists the help of gruff newspaper editor Malcolm to get to the bottom of the mystery but when her ex-husband pays an unexpected visit and her mother stages a disappearance, Tess starts to feel her new-found freedom wearing just a little thin…

Praise for Mum in the Middle

‘The book deserves a bloody magnum – I loved it.’ Judy Astley

‘Humorous, warm-hearted and full of charm. We loved it.’

Woman’s Weekly

‘A delightful romp… You’ll be laughing out loud! Jane Corry

‘Warm, wise and funny’

Marina O’Loughlin

‘Made me laugh…. Made me think…. Made me want more!’ Julie Wassamer, author of The Whitstable Pearl Mystery

Mum in the Middle on GoodReads

‘A super fun weekend read! I absolutely loved the British atmosphere of the whole book and the whole close-knit society kind of suburbia. The characters were brilliantly depicted and funny.’ Chicachiflada Books

‘A fun read! More ‘meno-lit’ than ‘chick-lit’. This novel gallops along at a rip-roaring pace, echoing Tess’s chaotic life as she attempts to juggle her three grown-up children, a mother with dementia and three love-struck men.’

Jo Derrick, author

‘This was absolutely perfect beach reading. I laughed along with Tess at the cluelessness of her children and her ex-husband (who thinks it’s okay to come and stay when his second wife is ‘having a turn’ AKA had enough of him), sympathised at the dodgy drainage in the downstairs loo and loved the way everything got solved by a bottle of Merlot (or Chablis or Frascati etc).’ Bananas are Tricky Book Blog

Buying Options

Mum in the Middle is available in paperback, e-book, and audiobook format from bookshops online and in the real world…

Amazon UK
Amazon US
Barnes&Noble
Waterstones