The Child Inside

Suzanne Bugler

05 January 2012
350 pages


The gripping new psychological drama from the author of Richard and Judy Book Club selection This Perfect World

As a teenager, Rachel lived through the death of a friend, and discovered that even the most enchanted of lives can be easily shattered.

When tragedy strikes her own life as an adult, and she loses her unborn child, Rachel ought to turn to her husband for support. But in trying to protect one another, she and Andrew end up further apart than ever and Rachel finds herself resentful and lonely.

Haunted by the past, she contacts the brother of her old friend and the two of them are drawn into a dangerous and destructive affair. But betrayal comes at a high price, and having lost one child, how can she bear to face losing another?

Praise for This Perfect World:

‘A dark but deftly written novel about modern family life’ Marie Claire

‘This novel had me so engrossed I read it in three days’ Essentials

‘Dark and unsettling, but compulsive’ Choice