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`This gripping novel is moving and thought-provoking' Heat

`Emotionally-charged' My Weekly

Sometimes, one small mistake can have life-altering consequences...

As a veteran social worker, Ellen Moore has seen it all - the vilest acts one person can commit against another. The only thing that gets her through the workday is knowing her job helps children. That, and her family: her husband, Adam, and three beautiful kids, twins Leah and Lucas, and eleven-month-old Avery. But with a blink of an eye - with one small mistake - Ellen is suddenly at the mercy of the system she works for. Avery is ripped from her clutches, and her whole world begins crashing down around her.

Meanwhile, ten-year-old Jenny Briard has been living with her well-meaning but good-for-nothing father since her mother left them. When her father decides to pack their belongings and move to a new state, Jenny thinks she might be on the road to a better life. But soon she finds herself on her own, forced to survive with nothing but a few dollars and her street smarts. Evading police and the social system, Jenny finds refuge with a kind-hearted waitress. The last thing she needs is a social worker, but when Ellen and Jenny's lives collide unexpectedly, little do they know just how much they can help one another.

Praise for Heather Gudenkauf:

`This will have you gripped until the last page' - Closer

`Deeply moving and lyrical' - Company

`A memorable read' - Sunday Express

`totally gripping' - Marie Claire

`Set to become a bookclub staple' - The Guardian

'Fans of Jodi Picoult will devour this' - Red

'Gudenkauf's prose is searingly raw... Thrilling and emotionally tender, this novel, with its driving pace, will appeal to fans of...Jodi Picoult.' - Booklist

`This gripping novel is moving and thought-provoking' -Heat

`Emotionally-charged' -My Weekly

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9781848453104
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 260 g
Dimensions: 198 x 126 x 24 mm

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“excellent, emotional read”

This was another brilliant novel by Heather Gudenkauf. I have read all 4 of her novels, this being the latest, and I would highly recommend them all. A brilliant author up there with the best in my opinion.
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