His Secret Family: An absolutely gripping and emotional pageturner

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It’s a beautiful day for a wedding. White roses scent the air and the summer sunlight streams in. A spoon chimes against a champagne flute and the room falls silent. And there he is – my husband – getting to his feet to propose a toast. He’s still handsome. His new wife is next to him, gazing upwards, oblivious.


I’m not supposed to be here. All these years in the same town and I had no idea until I saw his name on the seating plan. He lived with me, once. Loved me. Small-town memories are long, but the people in this room don’t want to remember.


They say the healing is in letting go, but after what he did, he needs to know we haven’t gone away just because he’s shut his eyes.


So I take Daisy by the hand and step forward from the shadows. He notices us and his eyes widen. The champagne glass falls from his hand and smashes. Then he sags forward, making a terrible sound – a sort of strangled scream…


A powerfully emotional novel with a dark secret at its heart. This family drama will keep you hooked until the very last page. Perfect for fans of The Silent Wife, Kate Hewitt and Jodi Picoult. 


What readers are saying about Ali Mercer:


‘Wow. What an emotional roller coaster of a book this is… it was such a powerfully emotional story of loss, grief, regret and self-forgiveness… and I found myself completely wrapped up and invested in the characters and their lives… an incredibly raw and emotional story… Well worth a read.’ Cosy Books Blog


‘This was a really heartfelt and heartbreaking story… I was pulled into this book very quickly, it was very emotional but extremely well thought out and well written. I would totally read more by Ali Mercer.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


When the publishers say this is heart-wrenching, they aren’t kidding… oh my heart… heartbreaking and heart-warming at the same timeWonderful writingby Ali Mercer.’ The Bookwormery


This book totally hooked me and engrossed me. It’s so well written, the characters are so relatable and real, and the plot weaves its magic around the reader… A complex, poignant and captivating book, highly recommended.’ Sibzzreads, 5 stars


A beautifully written domestic dramasure to tug on your heartstrings and make you appreciate your relationships more. Will definitely read more book by this author.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


‘Set aside time to read this book because once you get involved in the story you aren't going to want to put it down. If you like a book to really make you think, this is a great read. I look forward to reading more from this author.’ Shelley’s Book Nook


‘This is a bit of a tearjerker… A beautifully poignant story about the bonds that tie women together… My heartstrings were tugged on… A book about women, for women.’ Goodreads reviewer


‘An engrossing and heart-rending journey through motherhood, loss, and heartbreak… This is an emotive read that will surely tug on the heartstrings of anyone on either side of the mother/child relationship.’ Goodreads reviewer


I loved this book… I couldn’t stop reading… The upheaval and sadness in this book are amazing… This book really hit home for me!’ Goodreads reviewer

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Publisher
Bookouture
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Published on
Sep 11, 2019
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Pages
353
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ISBN
9781838881030
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Language
English
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Genres
Family & Relationships / General
Fiction / Coming of Age
Fiction / Family Life / General
Fiction / Literary
Fiction / Psychological
Fiction / Romance / Clean & Wholesome
Fiction / Small Town & Rural
Fiction / Thrillers / Psychological
Fiction / Urban
Fiction / Women
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‘Gosh, this one pulls at the heartstrings! There were so many things that touched me in this book... My heart broke... had me tearing up at the end... I loved it.’ Suze Reviews

 

Rachel’s life isn’t perfect, but she’s so happy. Her husband Mitch has stuck by her and he’s an amazing dad. Her daughter Becca makes her heart explode with love.

 

And then, in the blink of an eye, there’s no longer a place for Rachel in her own family. Her heart has been broken: her right to see her beloved daughter has been taken away.

 

Life goes on in Rachel’s home – family dinners, missing socks and evening baths – but she’s shut out from it. Becca may be tucked up in bed in Rose Cottage, but she is as lost to Rachel as if she had been snatched from under her nose.

 

Rachel can never forgive herself for what happened that day, and the part she played in it. But she’s starting to realise that things aren’t how she thought they were, and her husband Mitch isn’t who she thought he was either. The truths she has been punishing herself for are built on sand. Has she lost sweet Becca forever, or could finding out what really happened finally bring her back?

 

A heart-wrenchingly emotional drama for fans of Lisa Wingate, Kate Hewitt and Jodi Picoult.

 

Readers absolutely adore Lost Daughter...

**** ‘Gosh, this one pulls at the heartstrings!… Lost Daughter has a real emotional heart and is full of hope… I loved it.’ Simply Suze Reviews


**** ‘Wow. What an emotional roller coaster of a book this is… it was such a powerfully emotional story of loss, grief, regret and self-forgiveness… and I found myself completely wrapped up and invested in the characters and their lives… Lost Daughter is an incredibly raw and emotional story… Well worth a read.’ Cosy Books Blog


***** ‘This was a really heartfelt and heartbreaking story… I was pulled into this book very quickly, it was very emotional but extremely well thought out and well written. I would totally read more by Ali Mercer.’ Goodreads reviewer


**** ‘When the publishers say this is heart wrenching, they aren’t kidding… oh my heart… heartbreaking and heartwarming at the same time. Wonderful writing by Ali Mercer.’ The Bookwormery


***** ‘This book totally hooked me and engrossed me. It’s so well written, the characters are so relatable and real, and the plot weaves its magic around the reader… A complex, poignant and captivating book, highly recommended.’ Sibzzreads


***** ‘A beautifully written domestic drama, sure to tug on your heartstrings and make you appreciate your relationships more. Will definitely read more book by this author.’ Goodreads reviewer


**** ‘This novel is a work of art and is lush with thought… Set aside time to read this book because once you get involved in the story you aren't going to want to put it down. If you like a book to really make you think, this is a great read. I look forward to reading more from this author.’ Shelley’s Book Nook


**** ‘This is a bit of a tear jerker… A beautifully poignant story about the bonds that tie women together… My heartstrings were tugged on… A book about women, for women.’ Goodreads reviewer


**** ‘Lost Daughter by Ali Mercer is an engrossing and heart-rending journey through motherhood, loss, and heartbreak… This is an emotive read that will surely tug on the heartstrings of anyone on either side of the mother/child relationship.’ Goodreads reviewer 


**** ‘I loved this book… I couldn’t stop reading… The upheaval and sadness in this book are amazing… This book really hit home for me!’ Goodreads reviewer

The instant New York Times Bestseller (January 2018)!

"A fiendishly smart cat-and-mouse thriller" —New York Times Book Review

"Buckle up, because you won't be able to put this one down." —Glamour

"Jaw dropping. Unforgettable. Shocking." —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"The best domestic suspense novel since Gone Girl." —In Touch Weekly

When you read this book, you will make many assumptions.
You will assume you are reading about a jealous ex-wife.
You will assume she is obsessed with her replacement – a beautiful, younger woman who is about to marry the man they both love.
You will assume you know the anatomy of this tangled love triangle.
Assume nothing.

Twisted and deliciously chilling, Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen's The Wife Between Us exposes the secret complexities of an enviable marriage - and the dangerous truths we ignore in the name of love.

Read between the lies.

A 2018 Indie Next Pick | One of Glamour Magazine's Best Books of 2018 | One of Hello Giggles' 19 Books We Can't Wait to Read in 2018

Praise for The Wife Between Us:

"Fiendishly clever...in the vein of Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train. This one will keep you guessing." —Anita Shreve, New York Times bestselling author of The Stars are Fire

“A clever thriller with masterful twists.” – Karin Slaughter, New York Times bestselling author of The Kept Woman

"The Wife Between Us delivers a whip smart, twisty plot in a taut, pacy narrative. It's terrific and troubling. This is one scary love triangle where you won't know who to trust. I loved it." –Gilly Macmillan, New York Times bestselling author of What She Knew

"A twisty, mind-bending novel about marriage and betrayal. A gripping plot and fascinating characters; this book will keep you turning the pages and guessing until the very end. A must-read!" –Lauren Weisberger, New York Times bestselling author of The Devil Wears Prada

“This amazing story gallops along at breakneck speed, with an ending that smacks you between the eyes and takes your breath away. These authors are destined to become trail blazers in the field of psychological suspense books that explode in your hands!” —Nancy Simpson-Brice, Book Vault

“Like a house of mirrors, The Wife Between Us kept me guessing around every corner, delving into the complexities of marriage, friendship, and obsession.” —Javier Ramirez, The Book Table

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