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Give Me the Child: the most gripping psychological thriller of the year

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Compelling and explosive, Give Me the Child brings together the propulsion of a thriller and the twists of a psychological suspense. An unforgettable debut from a unique new voice.

An unexpected visitor.

Dr Cat Lupo aches for another child, despite the psychosis which marked her first pregnancy. So when Ruby Winter, a small girl in need of help, arrives in the middle of the night, it seems like fate.

A devastating secret.

But as the events behind Ruby's arrival emerge – her mother's death, her connection to Cat – Cat questions whether her decision to help Ruby has put her own daughter at risk.

Do we get the children we deserve?

Cat's research tells her there's no such thing as evil. Her history tells her she's paranoid. But her instincts tell her different. And as the police fight to control a sudden spate of riots raging across the capital, Cat faces a race against time of her own…

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Critical Praise

‘You won’t want to eat, sleep or blink’
Tammy Cohen

‘A triumph. A mesmerisingly written examination of desperation and evil’
Financial Times

‘Taut and compelling’ Good Housekeeping

‘Gripping and moving’
Erin Kelly

'A beautifully written and very unsettling read.'
Ann Cleeves

‘Hugely addictive and highly recommended’
Sarah Hilary

‘Completely unputdownable’
Lisa Hall

‘Utterly terrifying – it plays on every mother’s deepest fear’
Annabel Kantaria

‘Among my favourite books of the year. I loved it’
Mark Hill

‘Prepare to whizz through this addictive read… edge-of-your-seat stuff’
The Sun

‘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’
Mumsnet

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780008215613
  • ISBN 10: 0008215618
  • Imprint: HQ
  • On Sale: 07/27/2017
  • Pages: 384
  • List Price: 13.99 CAD
  • BISAC1: FICTION / Thrillers / Psychological
  • BISAC2: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Adoption & Fostering
  • BISAC3: FICTION / Thrillers / Crime
  • BISAC4: FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
  • BISAC5: FICTION / Urban

Give Me the Child: the most gripping psychological thriller of the year by Mel McGrath

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