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The Herd

(2022)
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'It is hard to imagine a more timely novel. A fascinating exploration of all sides of a particularly knotty, politicized issue.' Jodi Picoult

'A knock-out twist'Gillian McAllister

'Will have book clubs across the country in hot debate! Brilliant.' Clare Mackintosh

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Two best friends

Elizabeth and Bryony are polar opposites but their unexpected friendship has always worked. They're the best of friends, and godmothers to each other's daughters - because they both trust that the safety of their children is their top priority.

One little secret

Little do they know that they differ radically over one very important issue. And when Bryony, afraid of being judged, tells what is supposed to be a harmless white lie before a child's birthday party, the consequences are more catastrophic than either of them could ever have imagined.

Every parent's worst nightmare . . .

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'Compelling and nuanced. A hugely impressive page-turner' Ashley Audrain

'Really beautifully written, compassionately told and incredibly thought provoking. A truly immersive telling of both sides of a story' Susan Lewis

'Insightful, compassionate and nuanced. The Herd is so good.' Louise O'Neill

'A genuine rollercoaster that asks big moral questions with beautifully drawn characters.' Sharon Horgan, co-creator of CATASTROPHE

Here's what early readers are saying about The Herd:
'A
timely and dramatic novel showing both sides of an ongoing debate. Loved this read!' *****
'Such a
genuine tale with such high stakes emotion and sensitivity' *****
'A fantastic,
thought-provoking and gripping book which would make a cracking book club read' *****
'A complex, layered, wholly
character-driven look at a complicated and controversial subject' *****



Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"Gripping, thought-provoking, moving and oh-so-topical, The Herd tackles the most divisive parenting issue of our age with skill and compassion. Fans of Jodi Picoult will DEVOUR it." - Tammy Cohen

"Wow! What an incredible book, and so timely. I was riveted! Really beautifully written, compassionately told and incredibly thought provoking. A truly immersive telling of both sides of a story." - Susan Lewis

"Will have book clubs across the country in hot debate! Brilliant." - Clare Mackintosh

"Insightful, compassionate and nuanced. The Herd is so good." - Louise O'Neill

"It is hard to imagine a more timely novel than The Herd, which explores vaccination and weighs personal freedom against public health. A fascinating exploration of all sides of a particularly knotty, politicized issue." - Jodi Picoult


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