A Child's Goodbye
An absolutely gripping and emotional page-turner
by Ali Mercer
Narrated by Stephanie Lane
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Pub Date 28 Mar 2023 | Archive Date 28 Mar 2023
All I remember is the screeching of brakes and the sound of tyres swerving on tarmac. The last thing that crossed my mind was my beautiful boy Billy, waiting alone at the school gates…
When I found out I was pregnant I couldn’t have been happier. Ever since my own father died, I’d felt utterly lost. But you changed everything. Finally, I had found my purpose: to be the best mother I could be.
But I couldn’t – wouldn’t – tell anyone who your father was. I could never forget the look in his eyes that day. The betrayal written across his face. All the things we didn’t say, and the secret that tore us apart.
I thought I was hiding the truth to protect us. But now as I lie in this hospital ward, my life hanging in the balance, blinking in the bright white lights, all I can think about is how that man, your dad, could be your only hope… but how can I save us when it already seems too late? Or will I be just in time to reunite our family?
Fans of Diane Chamberlain, Jodi Picoult and Kate Hewitt will be swept away by this heartbreaking, totally gripping page-turner about motherhood, grief and a family torn apart by secrets.
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Readers are hooked on Ali Mercer’s books:
‘Heartbreaking and heart-warming… A powerful family domestic drama filled with emotion and secrets… A captivating story that kept me hooked until the end.’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Gosh, this one pulls at the heartstrings! There were so many things that touched me in this book... My heart broke... had me tearing up at the end... I loved it.’ Suze Reviews
‘Absolutely fantastic… Will make you smile, yell out in frustration and gasp in disbelief… Spectacular… A must-read.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Absolutely gripping and emotional… Had more family drama than a prime-time soap opera!!… I was yelling at my e-reader… Ali Mercer in my eyes is an incredible storyteller!… This instantly hooks you.’ Heidi Lynn’s Book Reviews, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Just beautiful. A stunning, astounding story that will stay with me. Written with heart. Wow. A book to savour. Just wonderful.’ NetGalley reviewer,⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Heart-warming and heartbreaking all in one swoop… Made me cry and made my heart pause in places.’ The Fiction Cafe Book Club
|DURATION||13 Hours, 2 Minutes|
Available on NetGalley
Average rating from 21 members
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