The Other Child (Paperback)Lucy Atkins (author)
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A gripping psychological thriller from the author of the bestselling Magpie Lane. Perfect for fans of I Let You Go, The Sisters by Claire Douglas, The Book of You and The Ice Twins.
Sometimes a lie seems kinder than the truth . . . but what happens when that lie destroys everything you love? When Tess is sent to photograph Greg, a high profile paediatric heart surgeon, she sees something troubled in his face, and feels instantly drawn to him. Their relationship quickly deepens, but then Tess, single mother to nine-year-old Joe, falls pregnant, and Greg is offered the job of a lifetime back in his hometown of Boston. Before she knows it, Tess is married, and relocating to the States. But life in an affluent American suburb proves anything but straightforward.
Unsettling things keep happening in the large rented house, Joe is distressed, the next-door neighbours are in crisis, and Tess is sure that someone is watching her. Greg's work is all-consuming and, as the baby's birth looms, he grows more and more unreachable. Something is very wrong, Tess knows it, and then she makes a jaw-dropping discovery . . .
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 274 g
Dimensions: 197 x 132 x 26 mm
An elegantly written page-turner which pulled me in from the start and held its grip until the final page * Renee Knight, author of bestselling psychological thriller Disclaimer *
I absolutely loved this novel. The Other Child is seriously gripping, seriously scary and seriously brilliant * Clare Kendal, author of The Book of You *
Truly unnerving. Atkins perfectly captures the vulnerability that comes with moving overseas, away from friends and support networks, and uses it expertly in this compelling novel. Not just one-more-page gripping but perceptive and beautifully written * Lucie Whitehouse, author of Before We Met *
The last book I read in one sitting like this was Louise Doughty's Apple Tree Yard. Like Louise, Lucy Atkins is brilliant at ramping up the tension so that there's not a chance of relief until the end * Polly Samson, author of The Kindness *
Addictive . . . a pace so relentless that you'll want to inhale this novel in one uninterrupted sitting * The Sunday Times *
Atmospheric and packed with suspense, kept me on edge from start to finish * Woman & Home Magazine *
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“packed with suspense”
Review by ireadnovels.wordpress.com Tess a photographer is a single mother to her nine-year-old son Joe, and expecting a baby with her loving husband Greg, who is a high-profile pediatric heart surgeon. While Greg... More
It all starts with a little lie many years ago......
Great thriller full of tension. Who to trust? Is everyone who they say they are?
A very fast read - loved it!
“good family drama”
I am sorry to say this book was good but not brilliant. I enjoyed reading it but somehow didn't really feel a deep connection to the characters.
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