One of the Family

  • Author Sadie Pearse
  • Narrator Mary Woodvine
  • Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
  • Run Time 9 hours and 50 minutes
  • Format Audio
  • Genre Family life fiction.

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What to expect

A gripping and unputdownable read that will make you question just how far you would go to protect your family. Perfect for fans of Liane Moriarty and Clare Mackintosh . . .

‘An emotional read’ BELLA MAGAZINE, MUST READS
‘A thrilling twist’ PEOPLE’S FRIEND
‘A moving story and an excellent read’ WOMAN’S WAY


Samantha Jackson has been missing for eighteen years. Then, out of nowhere, she gets back in touch with her sister.

Sam needs Freya – now a grown woman with a family of her own – to take in her son.

But Dino is not a happy child, despite the warmth of Freya’s family he cannot settle. He startles at loud noises and he’s prone to angry, violent outbursts. He’s one of the family, Freya knows he is, but why doesn’t it feel like that?

In order to keep her daughters safe, Freya is forced to go in search of the truth. What is going on with Dino, and what really happened to her sister the night she left?

Real readers love ONE OF THE FAMILY:

A very emotional read that would be a sure fire hit for book clubs . . .the book stays with you long after you read it

An uputdownable book . . . definitely one to suggest in my book club’

‘A thought-provoking read with many high and low moments along the way . . . a great read

‘It plays with your emotions, lingers in your mind, an exhilarating and thought-provoking read

A beautiful story talking about real life issues. A truly sensitive and gripping novel . . . Sadie Pearse does this with such great storytelling

Very well written and the characters were believable. Highly recommended


‘Excellent read, perfect for book clubs . . . An important and moving story’ CLARE MACKINTOSH

‘Both thought-provoking and emotional’ THE SUN

An incredibly accomplished novel’ CATHY BRAMLEY

Critics Review

  • Praise for THIS CHILD OF OURS

  • Excellent read, perfect for book clubs… An important and moving story.

  • This book broke my heart and gently pieced it back together. It is original, sensitive and intensely moving and I was constantly questioning myself: what would I do. An incredibly accomplished novel

  • A truly sensitive and involving novel about gender, identity and family that has important things to say, but does so with warmth and great storytelling. It feels like a book that all modern parents should read

  • Both thought provoking and emotional, it will have you in cheers as well as tears

  • An important story that will prompt discussion


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