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The Swap

The Swap

***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.



‘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

(P)2019 Hodder & Stoughton Limited
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)

On Sale: 18th April 2019

Price: £20

ISBN-13: 9781473660144


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
This is a real heartbreaker of a read.
Praise for The Swap
A thought-provoking and tense tale
Woman & Home
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
Just finished the brilliant THE SWAP by Fiona Mitchell and my heart aches. It explores the gut-wrenching dilemma of two women following an IVF mix-up. A gripping tale written with great sensitivity and humour, even in its darkest moments. Book club gold.
Francesca Jakobi, author of BITTER
A gripping read.
I read the book in one weekend and emerged wanting to hug my loved ones a little bit tighter. A compelling, thought-provoking, emotional thriller of a book
Katie Marsh
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
A wonderfully written, thought provoking and moving read. I raced through the pages, desperate to know the outcome. Such a clever, original idea. I loved it.
Claire Douglas