Little Mercies, Paperback Book


`This gripping novel is moving and thought-provoking' Heat `Emotionally-charged' My Weekly Sometimes, one small mistake can have life-altering consequences... As a veteran social worker, Ellen Moore has seen it all - the vilest acts one person can commit against another.

The only thing that gets her through the workday is knowing her job helps children.

That, and her family: her husband, Adam, and three beautiful kids, twins Leah and Lucas, and eleven-month-old Avery.

But with a blink of an eye - with one small mistake - Ellen is suddenly at the mercy of the system she works for.

Avery is ripped from her clutches, and her whole world begins crashing down around her. Meanwhile, ten-year-old Jenny Briard has been living with her well-meaning but good-for-nothing father since her mother left them.

When her father decides to pack their belongings and move to a new state, Jenny thinks she might be on the road to a better life.

But soon she finds herself on her own, forced to survive with nothing but a few dollars and her street smarts.

Evading police and the social system, Jenny finds refuge with a kind-hearted waitress.

The last thing she needs is a social worker, but when Ellen and Jenny's lives collide unexpectedly, little do they know just how much they can help one another. Praise for Heather Gudenkauf: `This will have you gripped until the last page' - Closer `Deeply moving and lyrical' - Company `A memorable read' - Sunday Express `totally gripping' - Marie Claire `Set to become a bookclub staple' - The Guardian 'Fans of Jodi Picoult will devour this' - Red 'Gudenkauf's prose is searingly raw...

Thrilling and emotionally tender, this novel, with its driving pace, will appeal to fans of...Jodi Picoult.' - Booklist `This gripping novel is moving and thought-provoking' -Heat `Emotionally-charged' -My Weekly


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
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  • Category: Thriller / suspense
  • ISBN: 9781848453104

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