’Dark, clever, terrifying’
Paula Hawkins, author of The Girl on the Train
‘Gripping and moving’ Erin Kelly
‘You won’t want to eat, sleep or blink’ Tammy Cohen
Imagine your doorbell rings in the middle of the night.
You open the door to the police.
With them is your husband’s eleven-year-old love child. A daughter you never knew he had.
Her mother has been found dead in their south London flat.
She has nowhere else to go.
WOULD YOU TAKE HER IN?
Compulsive, dark and devastating, Give Me the Child is a uniquely skilful thriller with an unforgettable twist.
‘You won’t want to eat, sleep or blink’
‘A triumph. A mesmerisingly written examination of desperation and evil’
‘Taut and compelling’ Good Housekeeping
‘Gripping and moving’
'A beautifully written and very unsettling read.'
‘Hugely addictive and highly recommended’
‘Utterly terrifying – it plays on every mother’s deepest fear’
‘Among my favourite books of the year. I loved it’
‘Prepare to whizz through this addictive read… edge-of-your-seat stuff’
‘A stimulating, powerful, entirely captivating and deliciously entertaining read’
Liz Robinson, Lovereading
‘I was totally blown away’
Crime Book Junkie
‘I actually thought within the first few chapters, that I had it sussed and knew exactly who did what and why – I was wrong’
A Cornish Mum
‘I was addicted’
About the author
Mel McGrath is an Essex girl, the author of the critically acclaimed and bestselling family memoir Silvertown. She won the John Llewellyn-Rhys/Mail on Sunday award for Best Writer Under 35 for her first book, Motel Nirvana. She has published three Arctic mysteries featuring the Inuit detective Edie Kiglatuk under the name MJ McGrath, the first of which, The Boy in the Snow, was shortlisted for a CWA Gold Dagger.
In the last year she has been one of the founders and moving lights of the website Killer Women, which has rapidly established itself as one of the key forums for crime writing in the UK. This new standalone marks a change in direction