Give Me the Child
Mel McGrath, Read by Adjoa Andoh

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Narrated By: Adjoa Andoh

Duration: 9 hours and 52 minutes

What to expect


’Dark, clever, terrifying’ Paula Hawkins

‘Gripping and moving’ Erin Kelly

‘You won’t want to eat, sleep or blink’ Tammy Cohen

Imagine your doorbell rings in the middle of the night.

You open the door to the police.

With them is your husband’s eleven-year-old love child. A daughter you never knew he had.

Her mother has been found dead in their south London flat.

She has nowhere else to go.


Compulsive, dark and devastating, Give Me the Child is a uniquely skilful thriller with an unforgettable twist.

What readers are saying about Give Me the Child:

'Chilling and unnerving. I loved it.'

'A brilliantly crafted psychological thriller full of surprises, with a breathless climax.'

'A tension-filled family drama with plenty of twists and turns along the way, that will have you racing to the end.'

'A brilliant suspense-thriller. I highly recommend this book.'

I read this in one sitting. It's an excellent read, chilling and well written.'

'A psychological thriller with a difference and an evil twist, it kept me on the edge of my seat.'

'Excellent, a real page turner. All the more riveting as so very real.'

'I could not put it down…I loved it!!'


Crime & mystery fiction, Thriller / suspense fiction

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‘You won’t want to eat, sleep or blink’
Tammy Cohen

‘A triumph. A mesmerisingly written examination of desperation and evil’
Financial Times

‘Taut and compelling’
Good Housekeeping

‘Gripping and moving’
Erin Kelly

'A beautifully written and very unsettling read.'
Ann Cleeves

‘Hugely addictive and highly recommended’
Sarah Hilary

‘Completely unputdownable’
Lisa Hall

‘Utterly terrifying – it plays on every mother’s deepest fear’
Annabel Kantaria

‘Among my favourite books of the year. I loved it’
Mark Hill

‘Prepare to whizz through this addictive read… edge-of-your-seat stuff’
The Sun

‘A stimulating, powerful, entirely captivating and deliciously entertaining read’
Liz Robinson, Lovereading

‘I was totally blown away’
Crime Book Junkie

‘I actually thought within the first few chapters, that I had it sussed and knew exactly who did what and why – I was wrong’
A Cornish Mum

‘I was addicted’