Paperback Published on: 17/02/2022
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This is a real doozy of a novel. After reading The Waiting Rooms I didn't think Eve could do better but here she is with a really brilliant concept. Set in... READ MORE
Sally Boocock


When a one-night stand leads to a long-desired pregnancy, Susan will do anything to ensure her husband won't find out ... including the unthinkable. But when something horrendous is unleashed around the globe, her secret isn't the only thing that is no longer safe... An unthinkable decision. A deadly mistake. In an all-too-possible near future, when genetic engineering has become the norm for humans, not just crops, parents are prepared to take incalculable risks to ensure that their babies are perfect ... altering genes that may cause illness, and more. Susan has been trying for a baby for years, and when an impulsive one-night stand makes her dream come true, she'll do anything to keep her daughter and ensure her husband doesn't find out ... including the unthinkable. She believes her secret is safe. For now. But as governments embark on a perilous genetic arms race and children around the globe start experiencing a host of distressing symptoms - even taking their own lives - something truly horrendous is unleashed. Because those children have only one thing in common, and people are starting to ask questions...

  • Publisher: Orenda Books
  • ISBN: 9781914585029
  • Number of pages: 300
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm

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Thought Provoking Author
Thank you to the publishers for this early review copy, I had previously enjoyed The Waiting Rooms by Eve Smith so I was keen to read Off Target. Both boo... READ MORE
Fiona Sharp
Loved this book
mother, and who didn't find it easy, the story around this resonated. However it's the actual plot of this thriller that had me gripped from the start. Fab... READ MORE
Claire Sheehy
Prescient and terrifying - a must read.
I am a massive fan of speculative fiction so, as soon as I saw Karen Sullivan talking about this book on Twitter, I was excited about it. As someone who ha... READ MORE
Julie Morris
Heartbreaking - and heartbuilding
Off Target is a meticulous dissection of a relationship - in fact, of two relationships, that between teacher Susan and her husband Steve, and between Susa... READ MORE
Blue Book Balloon
Off Target by Eve Smith is an exciting and deeply disturbing story about the length parents will go to, to have a healthy, ‘perfect’ baby! Relevant and com... READ MORE
Susan  Corcoran