Review: Bad Mommy by Tarryn Fisher

Bad Mommy

Bad Mommy
Author: Tarryn Fisher
Publisher: Tarryn Fisher
Published: December 24, 2016 
Genre: New Adult, Adult, Contemporary, Suspense, Thriller



When Fig Coxbury buys a house on West Barrett Street, it’s not because she likes the neighborhood, or even because she likes the house. It’s because everything she desires is next door: The husband, the child, and the life that belongs to someone else.

(I’ve read this book together with my awesome sis Bea. Check her review by clicking her name. :))

“What a book.” These were the first three words that came to mind while I was scouring my brain in an effort to find a fitting definition of what I had just read. I was honestly blown away, and I have to agree with every praise that the reviewers have given this book.

Tarryn Fisher has always been great when it comes to writing dark and twisted books. I was awed by her Mud Vein and now I’m once again impressed with this nerve-wracking masterpiece.

“I can make you a part of something great and beautiful and still portray you as the ugly thing you are.”

Told in three POVs, the story of Bad Mommy revolves around the characters Fig Coxbury, Darius Avery, and Jolene Avery. Picture Fig, a woman who moved to West Barrett Street when she started obsessing over a particular stranger’s (Jolene’s) life– her daughter, her happy marriage, her personality, her everything. She’s a stalker who soon invaded Jolene’s home and life. Things eventually got messier when Fig’s obsession became serious– to the point of trying to steal Jolene’s husband and imitating everything that she does and she likes.

You cannot predict the outcome of this book. It sure did a fantastic job keeping me guessing what will happen to the characters in the end. What’s even more impressive about this book is the fact that it depicts psychological problems that exist in real life. I didn’t know that too much obsession over some things can be dangerous. I was too freaked out by Fig’s personality. And the way her POV was written in a disturbing way did not even help.

Gripping, thought-provoking, and at times creepy, this book was all kinds of twisted it’s painful to put down. And the best part of this book? The ending. It was like a bomb creating a total explosion. Good job, Tarryn Fisher!


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