Julia C. Lewis
Motherthing: A Review
Kindle Edition, 288 pages
Expected publication: September 27th 2022 by Vintage
Motherthing by Ainslie Hogarth is a wild and crazy ride through the eyes of an unhinged woman, who wants nothing but to be the perfect wife and mother- no jellied salmons spared.
Living by an outdated cook book like it's her own personal bible, Abby Lamb tries everything in her power to bring her husband back from a deep depression following his mother's death. Never having understood the intense and co-dependent nature of their relationship, Abby stops at nothing to not only win back her husband's love, but also banish her mother in-law from his thoughts forever. Afterall, Abby wants to become a mother ASAP, and she needs her husband for that; otherwise their perfect love baby might never happen.
Once things start to go sour with a patient's daughter at her work, Abby finds herself becoming obsessed with not only her husband, but also her elderly patient. And nothing will stop her from achieving what she wants. Nothing.
This book is funny, shocking and very dark. I loved the narrator, even though she's completely unreliable and clearly unhinged. This book was an experience I won't forget for a long time.
My opinion? Buy the book, read it and save your family.