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The Swap

By Fiona Mitchell

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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***

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.

Two women. Two children. One thought-provoking novel.

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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

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Biographical Notes

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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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
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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
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