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'It is hard to imagine a more timely novel. A fascinating exploration of all sides of a particularly knotty, politicized issue.' Jodi Picoult
'A knock-out twist' Gillian McAllister
'Will have book clubs across the country in hot debate! Brilliant.' Clare Mackintosh
Two best friends
Elizabeth and Bryony are polar opposites but their unexpected friendship has always worked. They're the best of friends, and godmothers to each other's daughters - because they both trust that the safety of their children is their top priority.
One little secret
Little do they know that they differ radically over one very important issue. And when Bryony, afraid of being judged, tells what is supposed to be a harmless white lie before a child's birthday party, the consequences are more catastrophic than either of them could ever have imagined.
Every parent's worst nightmare . . .
'Compelling and nuanced. A hugely impressive page-turner' Ashley Audrain
'Really beautifully written, compassionately told and incredibly thought provoking. A truly immersive telling of both sides of a story' Susan Lewis
'Insightful, compassionate and nuanced. The Herd is so good.' Louise O'Neill
'A genuine rollercoaster that asks big moral questions with beautifully drawn characters.' Sharon Horgan, co-creator of CATASTROPHE
Here's what early readers are saying about The Herd:
'A timely and dramatic novel showing both sides of an ongoing debate. Loved this read!' *****
'Such a genuine tale with such high stakes emotion and sensitivity' *****
'A fantastic, thought-provoking and gripping book which would make a cracking book club read' *****
'A complex, layered, wholly character-driven look at a complicated and controversial subject' *****
Great, thought and feel-provoking read
It really was unputdownable too!
This book was so emotive and spot on,really well written
A great read - thoughtful and thought provoking and totally relevant our current times. The characters are well rounded and it’s easy to relate to them because it’s so well written. A well balanced novel giving both sides of a compelling argument. Loved it and highly recommend it.