By Fiona Mitchell
The second novel from Fiona Mitchell, author of the stunning The Maid's Room
***The second novel from Fiona Mitchell, author of the stunning The Maid's Room***
Two women. Two children. But whose is whose?
When two strangers, Tess and Annie, undergo IVF at an American clinic, their embryos are mixed up and each woman gives birth to the wrong child.
The women only discover the devastating error three years later. Tess wants to swap the children back; Annie doesn't. As the pair wrangle, neither of them expect what unfolds.
PRAISE FOR THE MAID'S ROOM
'A modern-day The Help' - Emerald Street
'Passionate . . . powerful' - Daily Mail
'Exquisite writing . . . a shocking and powerful story line that had me gripped and moved until the uplifting conclusion . . . A fascinating read about survival and the strength and resilience of the human heart' - Katie Marsh, author of A Life Without You and This Beautiful Life
Fiona Mitchell is an award-winning writer and has worked as a journalist for many years. She spent almost three years living in Singapore and now lives in London with her husband and daughter. The Maid's Room is her first novel.
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- Publication date:
18 Apr 2019
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Hodder & Stoughton
A gripping, heartbreaking and original story which asks some important questions about motherhood and keeps you guessing until the very end, absolutely loved it. — Clare Empson, author of HIM
Oh how it was worth the wait! Fiona has crafted an emotive and credible read . . . Harrowing in parts, but uplifting in others, Fiona keeps the pace constant . . . deeply moving and beautifully written. — Louise Jensen, author of THE SURROGATE and THE DATE
The hook on the cover - Two Women. Two Children. But Whose is Whose? - would grab anyone, but it's the gorgeous writing, the stunning attention to detail, and the searingly difficult themes explored that kept me. I read this in just two days. The impossible dilemma is so sensitively addressed, and yet Mitchell has still created an addictive, page-turner. An unforgettable book. — Louise Beech, author of THE LION
Praise for The Maid's Room:
A modern-day The Help — Emerald Street
A beautifully written and deeply moving novel . . . crafted with a mixture of grim detail, dark humour and poignancy, at times it's hard to believe that this book is a work of fiction. Genuinely excellent. ***** — Heat
A brilliant and eye-opening read — Prima
I loved The Maid's Room with its exquisite writing, married with a shocking and powerful story line that had me gripped and moved until the uplifting conclusion. A fascinating read about survival and the strength and resilience of the human heart. — Katie Marsh, author of A LIFE WITHOUT YOU and THIS BEAUTIFUL LIFE