If you are thinking of having your first baby don’t read this book! Yes I am joking, but The Lone Child vividly describes the loneliness, sleep deprivation, anxiety and endlessness of life with a young baby and no help.
Neve Ayres has moved to her cliff top holiday house to cope with her new arrival. Having finally managed to leave the house for a walk along the beach she comes across a young girl playing, apparently alone.
Where is the line between obligation to help a vulnerable child and interfering?
Can Neve trust her sleep deprived self or is she beginning to lose her mind?
Anna George keeps us guessing until the last page.