THE TOP TEN BESTSELLER
’Dark, clever, terrifying’ Paula Hawkins
‘Gripping and moving’ Erin Kelly
‘You won’t want to eat, sleep or blink’ Tammy Cohen
Imagine your doorbell rings in the middle of the night.
You open the door to the police.
With them is your husband’s eleven-year-old love child. A daughter you never knew he had.
Her mother has been found dead in their south London flat.
She has nowhere else to go.
WOULD YOU TAKE HER IN?
Compulsive, dark and devastating, Give Me the Child is a uniquely skilful thriller with an unforgettable twist.
What readers are saying about Give Me the Child:
'Chilling and unnerving. I loved it.'
'A brilliantly crafted psychological thriller full of surprises, with a breathless climax.'
'A tension-filled family drama with plenty of twists and turns along the way, that will have you racing to the end.'
'A brilliant suspense-thriller. I highly recommend this book.'
‘I read this in one sitting. It's an excellent read, chilling and well written.'
'A psychological thriller with a difference and an evil twist, it kept me on the edge of my seat.'
'Excellent, a real page turner. All the more riveting as so very real.'
'I could not put it down…I loved it!!'
‘You won’t want to eat, sleep or blink’
‘A triumph. A mesmerisingly written examination of desperation and evil’
‘Taut and compelling’
‘Gripping and moving’
'A beautifully written and very unsettling read.'
‘Hugely addictive and highly recommended’
‘Utterly terrifying – it plays on every mother’s deepest fear’
‘Among my favourite books of the year. I loved it’
‘Prepare to whizz through this addictive read… edge-of-your-seat stuff’
‘A stimulating, powerful, entirely captivating and deliciously entertaining read’
Liz Robinson, Lovereading
‘I was totally blown away’
Crime Book Junkie
‘I actually thought within the first few chapters, that I had it sussed and knew exactly who did what and why – I was wrong’
A Cornish Mum
‘I was addicted’
About the author
Mel McGrath is an Essex girl, the author of the critically acclaimed and bestselling family memoir Silvertown. She won the John Llewellyn-Rhys/Mail on Sunday award for Best Writer Under 35 for her first book, Motel Nirvana. She has published three Arctic mysteries featuring the Inuit detective Edie Kiglatuk under the name MJ McGrath, the first of which, The Boy in the Snow, was shortlisted for a CWA Gold Dagger.
In the last year she has been one of the founders and moving lights of the website Killer Women, which has rapidly established itself as one of the key forums for crime writing in the UK. This new standalone marks a change in direction
Child psychiatrist Caitlin "Cat" Lupo, the narrator of this enticing standalone from British author McGrath (the Edie Kiglatuk series), and her husband, Tom, who owns an IT company, are living an ordinary life in London with their elementary-school age daughter, Freya, when their world is suddenly turned upside down. The police bring Ruby Winter, a girl about the same age as Freya, to their door because her mother, Lilly, has died in an apparent accident, and the authorities have determined that Tom is next of kin. Tom confesses to Cat that he didn't know until that moment that his one-night-stand with Lilly, back when Cat was hospitalized while pregnant with Freya, resulted in a child. Though Cat diplomatically agrees to keep Ruby until another relative can be located, the girl exhibits some disturbing behavior and appears to be a negative influence on Freya. Cat becomes concerned when a neighbor's child's iPad goes missing, believing Freya and Ruby may have stolen it. As Cat desperately tries to keep Freya safe, Tom starts to question whether she's experiencing the psychosis she exhibited during her pregnancy. McGrath plumbs the depths of human depravity in this pulse-pounding thriller.
Must read! Unable to put it down!
Honestly, I have loved reading this book and it’s phenomenal informative text about neuroscience and psychology. I am indeed grateful for the amount of effort Author Mel McGrath had put in this book and making the characters come alive. As well as showing that there always good on bad and vice versa. A Ying and Yang of a book.
Well written, knowledgeable and smart. Excellent book - the cover and title don’t do justice to an intelligent read.
Slow & uninteresting characters