Apr 3, 2023

#BooksonTour #AChildsGoodbye #AliMercer #Bookouture #NetGalley

 All I remember is the screeching of brakes and the sound of tyres swerving on tarmac. The last thing that crossed my mind was my beautiful boy Billy, waiting alone at the school gates…

When I found out I was pregnant I couldn’t have been happier. Ever since my own father died, I’d felt utterly lost. But you changed everything. Finally, I had found my purpose: to be the best mother I could be.

But I couldn’t – wouldn’t – tell anyone who your father was. I could never forget the look in his eyes that day. The betrayal written across his face. All the things we didn’t say, and the secret that tore us apart.

I thought I was hiding the truth to protect us. But now as I lie in this hospital ward, my life hanging in the balance, blinking in the bright white lights, all I can think about is how that man, your dad, could be your only hope… but how can I save us when it already seems too late? Or will I be just in time to reunite our family?

Fans of Diane Chamberlain, Jodi Picoult and Kate Hewitt will be swept away by this heartbreaking, totally gripping page-turner about motherhood, grief and a family torn apart by secrets.

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Author Bio:

Ali decided she wanted to be a writer early on and wrote her first novel when she was at primary school. She did an English degree and spent her early twenties working in various jobs in journalism, including as a reporter for the showbusiness newspaper The Stage. She started writing fiction in earnest after getting married, moving out of London to the Oxfordshire market town of Abingdon and starting a family. She has two children, a daughter and a son who is autistic and was diagnosed when he was four years old.

Ali is fascinated by families, their myths and secrets, and the forces that hold them together, split them up and (sometimes) bring them back together again. She always travels with tissues and a book and has been known to cry over a good story, but is also a big fan of the hopeful ending.



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A Child’s Goodbye 
Written By 
Ali Mercer
Review By 
Heidi Lynn’s Book Reviews

First, I want to thank Ali Mercer, Bookouture and NetGalley for providing me with this book so I may bring you this review. 

WOW!!! I was not prepared for that emotional rollercoaster of a ride Ali Mercer put me on while reading her latest A Child’s Goodbye!! She is GOOD at pulling on my heart strings and should have been prepared with tissues on hand. Yes, she made me ugly cry with this one. 

Can we talk about the beautiful cover with the pretty colors?! The graphic designers did a spot on job with it. 

Ali is a brilliant storyteller who writes from her heart. All her stories you can feel how passionate she is about these characters and storylines. All of Ali’s stories are a breath of fresh air to read. 

Billy’s character was my favorite of the book as every situation he had been put in he came out stronger! He sure did pull hard on my heart strings! There were so many times I wanted to reach out to him to comfort him. 

In A Child’s Goodbye there are so many life lessons to be learned in this book. One of the most beautiful ones I thought was at the end of the prologue. 

Ali wrote some truly shocking moments where I was either scared for the character, left speechless or thinking OMG she went there! Ohh let’s not forget the moment I had to put down the Kindle to compose myself because the waterworks would not stop! 

A Child’s Goodbye is one book to put on your TBR list for this year! 

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