The Other Child

The Other Child

Paperback Published on: 04/06/2015
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'Taut, tense, and beautifully written' Clare Mackintosh 'Addictive' Sunday Times Sometimes a lie feels kinder than the truth . . . but what happens when that lie becomes an avalanche of deceit? When Tess is sent to photograph Greg, a high-profile paediatric surgeon, she sees something complex in him that she instantly connects with. Their relationship quickly deepens, but then Tess - already a single mother to nine-year-old Joe - finds out she's pregnant. Greg, who never wanted to be a father, is then offered the job of a lifetime back in his hometown of Boston, USA. Within just a few months, they have married and moved to the States. But life in an affluent Boston suburb is not as straightforward as Tess had hoped. Strange things keep happening in their rented home - Joe is unsettled, the next-door neighbours are clearly troubled, and Greg's work is all-consuming. As a fierce Boston winter closes in, and her baby's birth looms, Tess remains determined to make this new life work. Then she makes a jaw-dropping discovery . . . PRAISE FOR LUCY ATKINS 'Wonderfully skilled' Sarah Perry 'Sly, witty and gripping' Naomi Alderman 'Wholly beguiling' Mick Herron 'Highly intelligent' Sarah Vaughan 'Beguiling, brilliantly creepy' Claire Fuller

  • Publisher: Quercus Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781782069874
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Weight: 260g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 28 mm

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The Other Child
packed with suspense
Review by Tess a photographer is a single mother to her nine-year-old son Joe, and expecting a baby with her loving husband Gre... READ MORE
The Other Child
Great Thriller!
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 - lo... READ MORE
Fiona Sharp
The Other Child
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. Would HI... READ MORE
The Other Child
Another enthralling book by Lucy Atkins. 'The other child' is full of suspense and a real page-turner. I could not put it down! Brilliantly written, ful... READ MORE
Anna Chamcham