Sadie Pearse

A story of a marriage at breaking point and a child caught in the middle, this is a beautiful novel of parents and their children, and how far we’re prepared to go in the name of love.

What happens when your greatest blessing might tear you apart?

Riley, aged seven, says she’s not a girl, she’s really a boy. Sally, Riley’s mum, wants to support her in being who she dreams of being. Theo, her dad, thinks it’s a just phase they should wait out. Both feel that their way is the only path that will protect Riley and keep her safe. With the wellbeing of their child at stake, Sally and Theo’s relationship is stretched to breaking point – and, to save their family, each of them must look deeply at who they really are.

But whose way is the right way?


Both thought provoking and emotional, it will have you in cheers as well as tears

Sun, 5* Review and "Pick of the Week"
Sun , 5* Review and "Pick of the Week"


The Sun
The Sun


Women's Fiction

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Sphere, August 2018

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