I never expected to be doubted, but if I can't make them believe me, what then? I sit here beside her stroking her tiny hands as she sleeps and she looks so perfect. It never crossed my mind that something would be wrong with my sweet girl and I’d be powerless to do anything to help her.
When Madeline’s six-year-old daughter Tilly collapses one Sunday night, Madeline’s world is turned upside down. Racing to the hospital, she imagines the worst scenarios in her mind, but when they arrive the doctors say that Tilly is fine.
Madeline’s ex-husband Adam and her best friend Laura think Madeline is being overprotective, that Tilly fainted because of her fussy eating. But Madeline is sure something is seriously wrong with Tilly. She can feel it. And she believes that a mother’s instinct is never wrong.
As Madeline embarks on a desperate journey to have Tilly re-diagnosed, taking her in and out of hospital, Adam and Laura begin to wonder if Tilly would be safer in Adam’s care. Madeline just wants to keep her daughter safe, but the harder she pushes the closer she comes to losing her…
One Last Second is an emotional reminder of just how far a mother will go to protect her child. Readers of Jodi Picoult, Diane Chamberlain and Kate Hewitt will never be able to forget this heartbreaking and beautiful story.
What readers are saying about One Last Second:
‘Wow! This book blew me away… Will make you think and break your heart in equal measure and is a breathtakingly beautifully written story of a mother’s love. I will be looking out for more from this author.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘This one pulls you in and tugs at your heart. Make sure you have plenty of tissues on hand. A tear-jerker for sure.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Wow! Such a brilliant read! A devastatingly frank, honest depiction of the power and intensity of a mothers love and belief and the lengths she will go to to protect her child!... I really didn’t want to put it down and read it in one glorious sitting!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘This book is so heart rendering!!... Beautifully written… It draws you in right from the first page and I couldn't stop myself from turning the pages to reach the end.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘A stunningly heartfelt novel, written so beautifully. I read it in one go and felt a whole rollercoaster of emotions.’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars
‘A wonderful powerful novel about parenthood and the love of your child… Fast-paced, packed full of emotion and will keep you turning the pages into the night. Utterly unputdownable.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Gripped me from the word go and took me on an emotional journey of the sheer strength of a mother's love… Absolutely heartbreaking and heart-warming. A must read for sure.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘I read this book in four hours drinking in each scene wanting Tilly to be okay… Sam Vickery is hot on the heels of Jodi Picoult and Diane Chamberlain in how she portrays all sides of the issue to get the full picture but most importantly with emotion and sensitivity at the heart.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘What an amazing unputdownable story! I started reading this book just before bed last night and the next thing I knew it was the early hours and I’d finished it… My heart broke for Maddie and I was on the edge of my seat… This story is a powerful one and one that will stick with me forever!’ Blogging for the Love of Authors and their Books, 5 stars
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What if your child is dying and no one believed you?
I wasn't sure where this story was going to take me when the catching line is "What if your child is dying and no one believed you?" As a mother I had a fear beginning this book as a reader I couldn't wait to find out what happened in this book. There are so many circles and plots with twists. I felt the love, pain, anguish and fear, along with being able to understand how Adam felt. And Poor Laura I'm not even sure what to say but I loved where she ends up.
Sam always has a great book planned that opens up your eyes to whole new things and the stories are so raw and fresh, I know it won't be like everything else out there