Jul 25

Give Me The Child By Mel McGrath Book Review

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Give Me The Child drew my in immediately from the cover. Then the blurb drew my in further. As a mother I worried it might be horrible and depressing, but Give Me The Child is a clever and riveting psychological thriller. It leaves you guessing and is well written by an author who is clearly at the top of her game. Gripping and addictive: you will probably sacrifice sleep to race through it. A great book indeed.


Give Me the Child is an explosive thriller set against the backdrop of the 2011 London riots

Mel McGrath is the co-founder of the UKs top all-female London-based writing collective, The Killer Women, which has 19 members including Paula Hawkins and Erin Kelly http://www.killerwomen.org/who/

An unexpected visitor.

Dr Cat Lupo aches for another child, despite the psychosis which marked her first pregnancy. So when Ruby Winter, a small girl in need of help, arrives in the middle of the night, it seems like fate.

A devastating secret.

But as the events behind Ruby’s arrival emerge – her mother’s death, her connection to Cat – Cat questions whether her decision to help Ruby has put her own daughter at risk.

Do we get the children we deserve?

Cat’s research tells her there’s no such thing as evil. Her history tells her she’s paranoid. But her instincts tell her different. And as the police fight to control a sudden spate of riots raging across the capital, Cat faces a race against time of her own…

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

Give Me The Child By Mel McGrath is published on the 27th July and is available here. http://amzn.to/2tFKiAR