Keep You Safe

by Melissa Hill

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'If you like Jodi Picoult try Melissa Hill' Woman and Home Good mother or bad ... who decides?'

With clever writing, this provocative tale is just so, so readable. Rosie can’t have her childhood vaccinations due to a medical condition, while Clara’s parents have decided not to vaccinate for personal reasons. When measles strikes both girls, is anyone to blame, and will life ever be the same again? Melissa Hill writes in such a compassionate and measured way, neither judging nor condemning, yet she brings this highly sensitive and volatile subject vibrantly to life. Mums Kate and Madeline take centre stage, allowing you an insight to their parenting decisions. I changed my mind as I read, thoughts flowing one way, then the other, understanding choices, questioning opinions, and thoroughly becoming part of this tale. ‘Keep You Safe’ lights the touch paper to a dramatic finale, all the while allowing you to make up your own mind, creating an absorbing, fascinating novel. 

Liz Robinson

Keep You Safe Synopsis

Widowed nurse Kate and mum of two Madeleine couldn't be more different in their approaches to parenting. Kate knows her husband's death has made her more protective of her daughter, but she's not going to apologise for it. Madeleine feels there's no such thing as a perfect mother and while her parenting style may be controversial it works for her children and that's all that matters. But when Madeleine makes a fateful decision that upends her own family, and has devastating consequences for Kate, suddenly the world is lining up to vilify her and she must defend every parental choice she's ever made... Why is she accused of being a terrible mother when all she did was try to keep her children safe? Praise for Keep You Safe: `Guaranteed to kick-start book club debates' GOOD HOUSEKEEPING `This emotive story will touch your heart ... a thought-provoking take on an issue that is not all black and white' MY WEEKLY `A rigorous yet entertaining examination of one of the most controversial issues in modern parenting.' IRISH TIMES. `Brimming with powerful issues recognisable to every parent.' EVENING POST. `This emotive story will touch your heart ... a thought-provoking take on an issue that's not all black and white.' MY WEEKLY `Hill has her finger on the zeitgeist, offering savvy and well-researched points on a touchy subject. Fans of Meg Wolitzer and Emily Giffin will devour this introspective and enlightening novel.' BOOKLIST `With a creative balance of fact and fiction, Hill engages readers in a suspenseful page-turner that is impossible to put down.' ROMANTIC TIMES. `Hill writes with authority about a subject that is controversial and without much grey area. A riveting read.' RTE CULTURE

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Closing date: 31/08/2018

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Keep You Safe Press Reviews

'I was completely gripped. Every parent will recognize the issues raised in this book.' - Sarah Morgan

'Emotional and cleverly crafted with well-drawn characters.' - The People

'Another great read from the best-selling Irish author.' - Hello Magazine

'A rigorous yet entertaining examination of one of the most controversial issues in modern parenting.' - Irish Times

'Brimming with powerful issues recognisable to every parent.' - Evening Post

'This emotive story will touch your heart ... a thought-provoking take on an issue that's not all black and white.' - My Weekly

'Hill has her finger on the zeitgeist, offering savvy and well-researched points on a touchy subject. Fans of Meg Wolitzer and Emily Giffin will devour this introspective and enlightening novel.' - Booklist

'With a creative balance of fact and fiction, Hill engages readers in a suspenseful page-turner that is impossible to put down.' - Romantic Times

'Hill writes with authority about a subject that is controversial and without much grey area. A riveting read.' - RTE Culture

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ISBN: 9780008217136
Publication date: 19/04/2018
Publisher: HQ an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780008217136
Publication date: 19th April 2018
Author: Melissa Hill
Publisher: HQ an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 416 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Literary Fiction, Relationship Stories,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Melissa Hill

Melissa Hill lives with her husband Kevin, their daughter Carrie, and their dog Homer in Blackrock, Co. Dublin. Previous titles, including The Charm Bracelet, Something from Tiffany's, The Truth About You and Please Forgive Me have all been bestsellers, and her books have been translated into twenty-three different languages. She is a Number One bestseller in Ireland and Italy.  

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