Life and death played out over 48 hours. A father desperate to be with his young son escapes from a secure psychiatric hospital, knowing he has just one chance for the two of them to start a new life together. His goal is to snatch the three-year-old - a diabetic who needs insulin to stay alive - and run away to France ... but first he must find the boy, evade his foster family and stay well clear of the police, already in pursuit. A real page-turner cut through with dark humour, Sweet William zeroes in on a potent mix: mental illness, a foster family under pressure, and an aggrieved father separated from his precious child. The result is an incisive and deeply affecting literary thriller.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"A breathless journey through fear and love that explores how interdependent those two extreme emotions are." - Ewan Morrison

"Very frightening." - Barbara Nadel

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Hardback Editions

October 2017 : UK Hardback

Title: Sweet William
Author(s): Iain Maitland
ISBN: 1-910192-91-0 / 978-1-910192-91-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Saraband
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Kindle Editions

October 2017 : Australia, UK Kindle edition

Title: Sweet William
Author(s): Iain Maitland
Publisher: Contraband
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