The Child Between Us

Alison Ragsdale

‘Incredible… My heart felt like it would break… Tore me apart heart and soul… Shattered to pieces… Touched me in ways I never knew a book would… I become completely immersed… Heart-wrenching… Truly touched my soul… Exceptional.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

My beautiful girl, you are my missing piece. You came into my life and changed everything, placing your warm little hand in mine, and looking up at me with your sky-blue eyes, so full of hope. Little did we know what lay ahead, but for a while at least, we had each other…

When I first met you, darling Marina, you were just five years old. You took my breath away, with your long, dark waves and pink cheeks. You needed me, and I instantly knew I’d do anything to protect you. When six years ago, my heart was shattered, I was left utterly broken – but I didn’t know just how lost I was until you filled that hole in my heart.

You quickly became the centre of my world, your sweet laugh my favourite sound. But then things started to change… I put my pain down to work stress, but when the diagnosis came through it was worse than I could ever have imagined.

Our world is about to come crashing down around us, little one, and I don’t know how to stop it. I’ve finally discovered the truth behind the betrayal that rocked me to my core all those years ago. The pain of my past could be the one thing that saves us – or tears us apart. We’re just becoming a family, Marina, should I risk everything to trust the one person who hurt me? They could be your only hope.

We only have each other… But if I don’t make it, what will happen to you?

The Child Between Us is a heart-wrenching story about an impossible choice and what it really means to be a mother. Readers who love Kate Hewitt, Jodi Picoult and Diane Chamberlain will be utterly gripped.

What readers are saying about The Child Between Us:

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ‘WOW, WOW, WOW, what an emotional rollercoaster I was glued to it… Tears pouring and my bin full of tissues… Really knows how to pull at your heartstrings.’ @karen_loves_reading

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ‘Pulled on my heart strings!!… You will need a box of tissues… It. Will. Give. You. All. The. FeelsI loved it and was instantly hooked from the very beginning… You just can’t put it down!… Oh it just broke my heart in two!!Heidi Lynn’s Book Reviews

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ‘It was impossible to put the book down. My heart was torn into so many pieces with each painful decision, change that had to be made. I had tears flowing and the tissue pile was building up beside me. A truly poignant, sensitive and heartbreaking story.’ Goodreads reviewer

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ‘This book was a rollercoaster of emotions as it kept tearing my heart into pieces… This book is one of my best reads of 2022 so far and will stay with me for a long time.’ Goodreads reviewer

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ‘I read this book in one sitting. It is gripping and poignant, and there was no way I was putting it down until I finished every single word… This story will evoke tears as you walk beside the characters and just wish you could reach inside the pages to hug someone.’ Goodreads reviewer

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ‘Heartbreaking… I advise anyone reading this to have a large box of tissues close by.’ Goodreads reviewer

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ‘Wow!… The emotion will have you in tears and you won’t want this story to end. There are not enough words to describe how this story made me feel… AMAZING!Bookworm

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ‘⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ and five hankies… Every ache and every tear, every smile and every moment of joy and peace, were a testament to the wide range of emotions that I felt in every crevice of my heart. It is difficult to say goodbye to these characters, but I know I’ll never forget them.’ Rifflebooks

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ‘If there were more stars available for this book I would give them… I cannot recommend this book enough.’ NetGalley reviewer

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ‘Heartbreaking and tear-jerking… I loved it.’ NetGalley reviewer

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