Published by Quercus, 2015


In just a few months, British photographer Tess has married Greg, an American paediatric heart surgeon, become pregnant and relocated with her eight year old son, Joe, to Boston, USA.

Life in an affluent American suburb is not as idyllic as it should be. Joe is unsettled, accusatory notes arrive at the house, and someone in the leafy street is watching Tess. As the fierce Boston winter closes in and the baby’s due date looms, Tess makes a jaw-dropping discovery that threatens everything.

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Praise for The Other Child 

‘Addictive…a pace so relentless that you’ll want to inhale this novel in one uninterrupted sitting’   SUNDAY TIMES

‘Atmospheric and packed with suspense, kept me on edge from start to finish’ WOMAN & HOME

‘Her characters speak as real people speak, behave as real people behave’   INDEPENDENT

‘ I read it in one sitting….brilliant at ramping up the tension so that there is no putting it down until the end’   Polly Samson

‘Seriously gripping, seriously scary and seriously brilliant….I absolutely loved this novel…I read it in terror and fascination’   Claire Kendal

‘Truly unnerving. The neck-prickling suspense starts on the very first page, building and building until I wanted to get in the car and drive to Boston to rescue Tess and Joe myself…. Not just one-more-page gripping but perceptive and beautifully written’   Lucie Whitehouse

‘Beautifully plotted with rich, deftly drawn characters…unfolds in lyric, atmospheric prose’    Priya Parmar

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