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A heartbreaking page-turner about love, loss and friendship from the Sunday Times bestselling author DOROTHY KOOMSON

‘It’s the ones you love the most that can lift you in an instant, and destroy you without trying.’

Nova would do anything for her closet friend, Mal. So, when he asks her to be surrogate mother for him and his wife, Steph, she agrees – despite her fears about what it could do to their lives.

Eight years later, Nova and Mal no longer speak, Nova is bringing up Mal’s son Leo, while Mal’s marriage to Steph continues to fall apart.

Now Leo is critically ill in hospital, Nova must decide whether to tell her family the truth about the surrogacy – and if she can allow Mal back into her life before it’s too late.

Readers love Dorothy Koomson:

‘Movingly documents the heartbreak and emotional reshuffling of family and friends coping with love and loss’ Daily Mail

‘A superior cautionary tale’ Good Housekeeping

‘You’ll need tissues’ Heat

Reviews

A touching and engaging story
Good Housekeeping
A fantastic blend of love, friendship and laughs
Company
Movingly documents the heartbreak and emotional reshuffling of family and friends coping with love and loss
Daily Mail
Beautifully written, with characters you'll really care about - this is not to be missed
She
Tissues at the ready
Red
An intelligent and emotional read
Closer
A touching tale of love and loss
Best
A touching and engaging story
Good Housekeeping
A fantastic blend of love, friendship and laughs
Company
Movingly documents the heartbreak and emotional reshuffling of family and friends coping with love and loss
Daily Mail
Beautifully written, with characters you'll really care about - this is not to be missed
She
Tissues at the ready
Red
An intelligent and emotional read
Closer
A touching tale of love and loss
Best