‘Brilliant! Cuts to the heart yet powerfully uplifting’ Jane Corry
Her love for her daughter is everything
Her love for him is deadly
Cath had twenty-five perfect days with her newborn daughter before Mia's deadly illness was diagnosed.
As her life implodes, Cath’s despair drives her to a parental support group where she meets a father in a similar situation, the dangerously attractive Richard – charming, handsome and adamant that a cure for their children lies just over the horizon: everything Cath wants to believe.
Their affair – and the chance to escape reality – is unavoidable, but carries catastrophic consequences: the nature of Mia’s illness means that Cath’s betrayal endangers not just her marriage but the life of her baby.
Can she stop herself before it’s too late?
‘Brilliant! Cuts to the heart yet powerfully uplifting. Read this book: it’s in a class of its own’ Jane Corry,My Husband’s Wife
‘Beautifully written, heart-breaking and heart-warming, and ultimately uplifting’ Katie Fforde
‘An emotionally-charged, heartstoppingly addictive page turner, which shocks and entertains’ Irish Examiner
‘Captivating and taut with a powerful emotional message about the balance of motherhood and womanhood’ Carmel Harrington
‘An accomplished debut…Powerful, devastating and beautifully written’ Fionnuala Kearney
‘A unique voice – I raced through the pages!’ Amanda Brooke
About the author
Hannah Begbie was born in London. She studied Art History at Cambridge University before working as a talent agent, representing writers and comedians for more than a decade.
In 2016 she took part in City University’s Novel Studio, where she developed her debut novel, Mother, and won that year’s prize for new writing. Published by HarperCollins in 2018, Mother went on to win the Romantic Novelists’ Association Joan Hessayon Award for new writing.
Hannah lives in London with her husband, a screenwriter, and their two sons.