How far would you go to save the one you love?
"Anyone who wishes David Nicholls would write faster needs to grab this with both hands." Jill Mansell
An emotional page-turner with a heart-pounding dilemma. Fans of Jodi Picoult, David Nicholls and Jojo Moyes will love We Own The Sky.
Anna and Rob were the perfect couple with their whole lives in front of them. When beautiful baby boy Jack came along, their world seemed complete.
But when tragedy strikes they are faced with an impossible choice. They have one chance to save their child, but at what cost?
"...a touching narrative of first love and fatherhood" The Sunday Times
Praise for We Own The Sky
'A beautiful, hugely emotional story.' - The Sun
'A heartbreaking read about love and loss.' - Bella Magazine
'Prepare to have your heart wrenched by this emotion-drenched story.' - Sunday Mirror
'This tender depiction of a father's love for his son is utterly heartbreaking and will stay with you long after the book has finished.' - The Express
'Deeply affecting. A beautiful, remarkable book.' - Lucy Diamond, author of The Secrets of Happiness
Utterly beautiful, heartbreaking and ultimately uplifting. - Rachael Lucas, author of The State of Grace
What an incredible book this is - such gut-wrenching honesty and depth of emotion. Anyone who wishes David Nicholls would write faster needs to grab this with both hands. It's a truly stunning achievement. - Jill Mansell
Beautifully rendered and profoundly moving, We Own the Sky illustrates the lengths we'll go to for those we love. Luke Allnutt is a major new talent in fiction and his debut is not to be missed. - Camille Pagán, bestselling author of Life and Other Near-Death Experiences
What readers are saying about We Own The Sky:
'Prepare to weep - I defy anyone to read this and not have a tear in their eye.' reviewer, 5 stars
Emotional and moving. - 5* review, Amazon
This is a truly beautiful story told from the heart and written with such great feeling. - 5* review, Amazon
I loved this book for its honesty, it's rawness and for its abundance of pure love. It made me laugh, it made me cry, and it will, I know, stay with me for a very long time. - 5* review, Amazon
This impressive debut from Allnutt doggedly recounts a young family's tragedy. Between programmer Rob Coates's relentless optimism, his auditor wife Anna's knack for order, and their son Jack's joyful demeanor, their life in London is happy and full of love. But when a tumor is found in Jack's brain, the bonds of the marriage are tested. After Jack is given a year to live, Rob becomes intrigued by an experimental treatment he learns about from an online forum. Though Anna isn't interested in pursuing it, Rob goes behind her back while she is away and takes Jack to the clinic in Prague. But the questionable treatments administered to Jack only worsen his health. As his marriage crumbles, Rob becomes determined to atone for his mistake by making sure no one else is hurt by the bogus clinic. Rob's experience as a father of a child stricken with cancer is punishing, marked by a desperate belief that a cure is just around the corner, frustration with well-meant and poorly delivered sympathy, and renewed appreciation for the smallest comfort and kindness. The resulting story is tender and raw, spun in pragmatic prose as personal as a friend's heartfelt admissions, with turns as unexpected as life itself.