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The Second Child: A breath-taking debut novel about the bond of family and the limits of love Paperback – 4 February 2019

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  • Publisher : Corvus PBS; Main edition (4 February 2019)
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 336 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1786493365
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1786493361
  • Dimensions : 12.9 x 2 x 19.8 cm
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.4 out of 5 stars 189 ratings

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If you were in a lab cooking up the perfect book club book it would be this one. ― Matt Williams, Radio 2 Book Club

I stayed up long into the night to finish The Second Child...a carefully crafted and utterly compelling tale of lost opportunity and impossible choices. ― Amanda Brooke, bestselling author of THE AFFAIR

Caroline Bond takes a complex situation and has written a thoughtful, wrenching and, at times, tear-jerking novel ― Elizabeth Buchan

I was so invested in every word of this novel. An unthinkable situation, but highly believable, this story is spellbinding, real, and brilliantly written. I felt for every character. It mines the depth of every possible human emotion. Caroline Bond will go far. ― Carol Mason, bestselling author of AFTER YOU LEFT

Delves into family values, marriage, trust, love and loyalty. Highly recommended. ― Sarah Broadhurst, LoveReading

We loved this page-turner that challenges the idea of what makes and breaks a family. ― Take A Break

A novel that will have you mesmerised ― Cesca Lizzie Reads

This is a wonderful book ― The Reading Agency

One of the most heartbreaking fiction stories that I have read. ― I Read Novels

About the Author

Caroline Bond was born in Scarborough and studied English at Oxford University before working as a market researcher for 25 years. She has an MA in Creative Writing from Leeds Trinity University, and lives in Leeds with her husband and three children.
@Bond2Caroline

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Carolyn, Leeds
5.0 out of 5 stars Great and thought provoking story, really easy to read book
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not Recommended- Far Too Slow, Boring and Predictable
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5.0 out of 5 stars So much to enjoy and admire about this novel
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