Like Mother Like Daughter By Elle Croft

Like Mother Like Daughter‘Like Mother Like Daughter’ is the latest book by Elle Croft.

If what they said was true, then the grotesque and the monstrous ran in her blood. It was imprinted within her very core, her DNA, a part of every cell in her body. Kat’s children are both smart and well-adjusted. On the outside. Kat has always tried to treat Imogen and Jemima equally, but she struggles with one of her daughters more than the other. Because Imogen’s birth mother is a serial killer. And Imogen doesn’t know.

I’ve read a books by Elle Croft before and they are always a gripping and thrilling story. So, if you enjoy suspenseful stories about dysfunctional relationships, then ‘Like Mother, Like Daughter’.

The story is about mother and adopted daughter, Kat and Imogen, they have a turbulent relationship. Imogen is known for a quick temper and when she’s sent home from schools for getting in a fight, Kat begins to wonder about her daughter and when Imogen disappears one day, Kat finds herself fearing the worst and having to face up to her past.

The story is seen through multiple narratives, from Kat and Imogen to a character called Sally who has quite a sinister past. Kat believes that Imogen is off in search of her real family hoping to get some answers but in doing so, will discover something that Kat has tried to keep hidden. She and her husband Dylan have a strong marriage and not being able to have children made them stronger and closer, even though they were fortunate to have a child after Imogen was adopted. Imogen never felt part of the family and always thought her younger sister Jemima was the favoured one so it made sense when she discovered that she was adopted. Now, she’s off on a journey of self discovery hoping to finally find her place in life and belong. The chapters from Sally are quite unsettling to read and feature child abuse and torture, she’s a delusional woman who thinks she was the perfect mother.

The story is well plotted with plenty of twists in the tale to keep the readers’ attention, the different perspectives give the story an interesting slant as one mother battles to keep her daughter safe. Like Elle’s previous books, this psychological story was a gripping tale that was cleverly weaved with clues and shocks throughout, coming together with a shocking conclusion that left the reader in shocked.

A dark and thrilling story about a mother’s love, ‘Like Mother Like Daughter’ begs the question, is blood thicker than water, Elle Croft certainly explores this theory in this tense drama.

You can buy ‘Like Mother Like Daughter’ from Amazon and is available to buy from good bookshops.

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