A Child’s Goodbye

Ali Mercer

All I remember is the screeching of brakes and the sound of tyres swerving on tarmac. The last thing that crossed my mind was my beautiful boy Billy, waiting alone at the school gates…

When I found out I was pregnant I couldn’t have been happier. Ever since my own father died, I’d felt utterly lost. But you changed everything. Finally, I had found my purpose: to be the best mother I could be.

But I couldn’t – wouldn’t – tell anyone who your father was. I could never forget the look in his eyes that day. The betrayal written across his face. All the things we didn’t say, and the secret that tore us apart.

I thought I was hiding the truth to protect us. But now as I lie in this hospital ward, my life hanging in the balance, blinking in the bright white lights, all I can think about is how that man, your dad, could be your only hope… but how can I save us when it already seems too late? Or will I be just in time to reunite our family?

Fans of Diane Chamberlain, Jodi Picoult and Kate Hewitt will be swept away by this heartbreaking, totally gripping page-turner about motherhood, grief and a family torn apart by secrets.

What readers are saying about A Child’s Goodbye:

WOW!!! I was not prepared for that emotional rollercoasterPulling on my heart strings… Should have been prepared with tissues on hand… Made me ugly cry… Brilliant… Sure did pull hard on my heart strings!… Left speechless… OMG… I had to put down the ereader to compose myself because the waterworks would not stop!Heidilynnsbookreviews

WonderfulI stayed up till 3am to finish it!… Twists you don’t expect.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Powerful, heartbreakingTotally captivating… Kept me hooked until the end. I was not prepared for such an emotional rollercoaster… I just wanted to jump into the bookBroke my heart in a million placesBeautiful, have tissues on hand… Gut-wrenching.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘An absolutely beautiful, heartbreaking book. I was gripped from the start.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Oh my goodness… A brilliant read and brilliant, brilliant storytelling, I was hooked from the very first page and couldn’t stop reading… Excellent.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Readers are hooked on Ali Mercer’s books:

Heartbreaking and heart-warming… A powerful family domestic drama filled with emotion and secrets… A captivating story that kept me hooked until the end.’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Gosh, this one pulls at the heartstrings! There were so many things that touched me in this book… My heart broke… had me tearing up at the end… I loved it.’ Suze Reviews

Absolutely fantastic… Will make you smile, yell out in frustration and gasp in disbelief… SpectacularA must-read.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Absolutely gripping and emotionalHad more family drama than a prime-time soap opera!!I was yelling at my e-reader… Ali Mercer in my eyes is an incredible storyteller!… This instantly hooks you.’ Heidi Lynn’s Book Reviews, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Just beautiful. A stunning, astounding story that will stay with me. Written with heart. Wow. A book to savour. Just wonderful.’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Heart-warming and heartbreaking all in one swoopMade me cry and made my heart pause in places.’ The Fiction Cafe Book Club

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