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The Other Child

(2015)
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Thirty-nine-year-old British photographer and single mom Tess has a good life that revolves around her nine-year-old son, Joe, and her thriving career. Things look even better when she meets Greg, a charismatic American pediatric heart surgeon, on a photo shoot. The two of them are instantly attracted to each other, and it isn't long before they get married.

When Greg is offered a dream job in Boston along with a part-time teaching position at Harvard, they discuss a possible move to America. Tess is initially reluctant about uprooting her son and leaving behind her friends and family. Plus there is an added complication: She is pregnant, something the couple had definitely not planned on. But they agree that this position is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and decide to go.

Greg seems happy to be back in America, and the job is even better than he had hoped, but Tess and Joe have a hard time adapting to life in a new city. More worryingly, Tess notices that their new neighbors, and even some strangers, seem to recognize her husband, which he waves off as coincidence. As these strange encounters continue to occur, however, she begins to suspect that something is not quite right. In secret, she starts to look into Greg's past and discovers more questions than answers about the man she has followed across the ocean - the man who is the father of their new baby daughter.

Lucy Atkins follows her acclaimed debut novel with another white-knuckle ride that explores the danger that can lurk within the everyday routines of family life.


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Praise for this book

"An elegantly written page-turner which pulled me in from the start and held its grip until the final page." - Renée Knight

"I held my breath between chapters and didn't sleep until I reached the end." - Clare Mackintosh

"Lucy Atkins is brilliant at ramping up the tension so that there's not a chance of relief until the end." - Polly Samson

"Not just one-more-page gripping but perceptive and beautifully written." - Lucie Whitehouse


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Hardback Editions

February 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Other Child
Author(s): Lucy Atkins
ISBN: 1-62365-908-6 / 978-1-62365-908-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Quercus
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Paperback Editions

October 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Other Child
Author(s): Lucy Atkins
ISBN: 1-68144-308-2 / 978-1-68144-308-9 (USA edition)
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June 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Other Child
Author(s): Lucy Atkins
ISBN: 1-78206-987-9 / 978-1-78206-987-4 (UK edition)
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Audio Editions

April 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Other Child
Author(s): Lucy Atkins
ISBN: 1-68144-208-6 / 978-1-68144-208-2 (USA edition)
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April 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Other Child
Author(s): Lucy Atkins
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April 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Other Child
Author(s): Lucy Atkins
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August 2015 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Other Child
Author(s): Lucy Atkins
ISBN: 1-5100-0729-6 / 978-1-5100-0729-1 (UK edition)
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June 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Other Child
Author(s): Lucy Atkins
Publisher: Quercus
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June 2015 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Other Child
Author(s): Lucy Atkins
Publisher: Quercus
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June 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Other Child
Author(s): Lucy Atkins
Publisher: Quercus
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

February 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Other Child
Author(s): Lucy Atkins
Publisher: Quercus
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June 2015 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Other Child: The addictive domestic thriller that you won't be able to put down!
Author(s): Lucy Atkins
Publisher: Quercus
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU