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Fear of Falling

Fear of Falling

‘Gripping’ Mail on Sunday

What if your child ends up hurting those you love?

Lydia and Bel have been best friends for years, from wild teenage days all the way through to motherhood. Bel becomes pregnant by accident and has a fraught relationship with daughter Freya, while Lydia and love-of-her-life Mac, after failed fertility treatment, choose to adopt. Gorgeous toddler Chloe challenges them more than either of them had ever expected and as a teenager her behaviour escalates increasingly out of control, pushing their marriage, and Lydia and Bel’s relationship, to breaking point.

A harrowing and heart-breaking story of the splinters that can tear mothers and daughters, husbands and wives – and friends – apart.



Praise for Cath Staincliffe:

”This powerful, often harrowing story will move you to tears’ My Weekly

‘Harrowing and humane. A real knockout’ Ian Rankin

‘It’s always exciting to see a writer get better and better and Cath Staincliffe is doing just that’ Val McDermid

‘Powerful, complex and utterly gripping’ Sunday Mirror

‘An intelligent and emotionally engaging moral workout’ Daily Telegraph

‘Cath Staincliffe gets into the heads of ordinary people and makes them extraordinary’ Ann Cleeves

‘Complex and satisfying’ Sunday Times
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 9th May 2019

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9781472125439

Reviews

It's always exciting to see a writer get better and better and Cath Staincliffe is doing just that
Val McDermid
A powerful, complex, gripping, perfectly paced book that packs a punch
The People
Complex and satisfying
Sunday Times
An intelligent and emotionally engaging moral workout
Daily Telegraph
Emotionally unsparing, this expertly written police procedural is also an outstanding thriller, hard to put aside even for the sake of sleep
Morning Star
Cath Staincliffe gets into the heads of ordinary people and makes them extraordinary
Ann Cleeves
Her finest novel yet, emotionally unsparing, powerful, humane and moving . . . This is a timely, brave and brilliant book
Crime Review on The Girl in the Green Dress
This powerful, often harrowing story will move you to tears
My Weekly
Praise for Cath Staincliffe:
For her insistence on looking real life squarely in the face I would call Staincliffe the most grown-up writer in British crime fiction ... her novel is mercilessly exciting too
The Telegraph on The Silence Between Breaths
Gripping
Daily Mail
Totally compelling . . . sincere and powerful
Yorkshire Post
A sensitive and humane writer whose talent for characterisation ... is the fuel for real suspense
The Guardian
Powerful, complex and utterly gripping
Sunday Mirror
Harrowing and humane. A real knockout
Ian Rankin