Give Me the Child

by Melanie McGrath

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LoveReading View on Give Me the Child

August 2017 Debut of the Month

A provocative tale that creeps over skin and worms its way into thoughts. A knock at the door one night reveals Cat’s husband has an 11 year old daughter Cat knew nothing about, then Ruby moves in, and Cat finds her hackles and suspicions rising. Cat tells her own tale, revealing intimate snapshots of history, of thoughts, of feelings. Mel McGrath sets events in motion that encouraged my mind to flinch with uncertainty, I wondered, I doubted, I suspected. I was sucked in whole, and simply didn't want to stop reading as the story span to an all consuming end. ‘Give Me The Child’ is a stimulating, powerful, entirely captivating and deliciously entertaining read. ~ Liz Robinson

Liz Robinson

Give Me the Child Synopsis

'You won't want to eat, sleep or blink' Tammy Cohen 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...Compulsive, dark and devastating, Give Me the Child is a uniquely skilful thriller with an unforgettable twist.

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Give Me the Child Reader Reviews

In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can click here to read the full reviews.

  • Natasha Motton - 'Fantastic fast paced thriller that will drag you in, keep you hooked and won't disappoint at the end!'
  • Krissy - 'A well written, gripping read, an un-put downable book that captured me throughout.  I definitely recommend this book.'
  • Nicola Southwell - 'Was Lilly's death really an accident?  Why was her window closed when she always slept with it open? The truth begins to make sense.'
  • Phylippa Smithson - 'This had such potential but never really delivered.'
  • Vicky-Leigh Sayer - 'What would you do if the doorbell rang in the middle of the night revealing a love child you didn't know your husband had?'
  • Edel Waugh - 'This was unnerving for a number of reasons, the secrets and lies, the layers of deception and the sheer evilness of some of the characters, this makes such good reading!'
  • Carrie Jones - 'Secrets galore- posing the question, even if it's illegal, how far would you go to protect your own child. From beginning to end this pacey novel keeps the reader hooked.'
  • Sarah Harper - 'Sinister and unnerving, this brilliant thriller will really get under your skin.'

Give Me the Child Press Reviews

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

'Gripping and moving' Erin Kelly

'Hugely addictive and highly recommended' Sarah Hilary

'Completely unputdownable' Lisa Hall

'Utterly terrifying - it plays on every mother's deepest fear' Annabel Kantaria

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ISBN: 9780008215590
Publication date: 27/07/2017
Publisher: HQ an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780008215590
Publication date: 27th July 2017
Author: Melanie McGrath
Publisher: HQ an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 384 pages
Genres: Reader Reviewed Books, Crime / Mystery, Debuts of the Month, eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Thriller / Suspense,
Categories: Thriller / suspense,

About Melanie McGrath

Mel McGrath is an Essex girl, the author of the critically acclaimed and bestselling family memoir Silvertown. She won the John Llewellyn-Rhys/Mil on Sunday award for Best Writer Under 35 for her first book, Motel Nirvana. She has published three Arctic mysteries featuring the Inuit detective Edie Kiglatuk under the name MJ McGrath, the first of which, The Boy in the Snow, was shortlisted for a CWA Gold Dagger. In the last year she has been one of the founders and moving lights of the website Killer Women, which has rapidly established itself as one of the key forums for ...

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