Published: Lightning Books (September 2019)

ISBN: 9781785631566

The Bad Mother’s Diary

Suzy K Quinn


Why Mummy Drinks meets Bridget Jones

The first in the bestselling comedy series

Juliette is a new mother, but life isn’t going the way she’d hoped. She doesn’t live in a cottage with roses around the door. She doesn’t own a rolling pin. And Daisy’s out-of-work actor father still hasn’t proposed.

While Juliette sobs her way through sleepless nights and nappy changes, Nick drinks Guinness and plays computer games. Meanwhile, his helicopter mother is always on hand to find fault – with Juliette. At least when Nick pops the question, things will look up…won’t they?

With a supporting cast including Juliette’s over-honest mother, potty-mouthed grandmother, militant hippy best friend and handsome-but-scarred hotel magnate Alex Dalton, the first in Suzy K Quinn’s hilarious, bestselling Bad Mother series is a sassy, uplifting, addictive treat.





‘A witty, warm, real, observational and poignant page-turner. I loved it!’

Nicola May

‘Brilliantly funny and so real – the perfect pick-me-up page-turner’

Kate Harrison


‘Frank, disarming and hilarious, it’s the best women’s fiction I have read since the last Marian Keyes and it made me spit more coffee out than Bridget Jones’ Diary ever did. I can’t wait to read books 2 and 3’

Rachel Read It

‘This book made me laugh so much it became dangerous for a mother-of-four to continue’

Books In My Hallway



Suzy K Quinn

Suzy K Quinn writes in three different genres: psychological thriller, comedy and romance.

She was first published by Hachette in 2010 with her debut novel Glass Geishas (now Night Girls), then self-published a romance series, The Ivy Lessons, which became #1 Kindle romance bestsellers in the US and UK. After her second daughter was born in 2013, she self-published the Bad Mother's Diary series, which also became Kindle bestsellers. Her novels have now been translated into seven languages and her books have sold over 750,000 copies worldwide.

She lives in Wivenhoe, Essex, with her husband Demi and two daughters, and travels to Mexico every year to write and study Mayan story-telling.

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