A child's goodbye by Ali Mercer blog tour

Today I am so thrilled to be a part of the blog tour for Ali Mercer's A child's goodbye, this heart breaking book was the first I read by the author but I already have another one of her books lined up! Thank you Bookouture for having me on this tour.
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.

My Review
From the very beginning, there was an uncomfortable tension, a nervous anticipation for what you think may happen. With hints at unfathomable secrets and betrayal.
This book is told in multiple points of view and Billy's story, and his confusion comes across so well, it left me just as confused and unsure as him ( and that's a good thing, I could relate to him)
The past literally comes knocking at the door, and people are reconnected, and some old wounds are healed. But is it too late to fix and undo the past?

The cliffhanger chapters and pace of writing had me anxious and desperate to keep reading.
My nose was burning with the anticipation of tears to come, I thought one thing was going to happen, but there was a twist, and it kept me guessing. The twist that happened still hits hard, though.
A few sensitive topics are covered, so check the trigger warnings.
Keep your tissues close, you'll need them.

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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