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The Goodbye Gift

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What to expect

Three best friends. One tragic accident.
A heartbreaking novel about friendship, love and sacrifice from R&J bestseller, Amanda Brooke

Lucy has been desperate for a new heart for as long as she can remember. But getting the call to say a donor has been found will be a bittersweet relief: because for her to live, someone else must die.

Julia, Helen and Phoebe have been fast friends for all their lives, through Helen’s unplanned pregnancy, the sudden death of Phoebe’s mother, and Julia’s desperation to conceive with her much younger husband. Yet a deep friendship can hide many secrets, and as their relationship reaches crisis point, what has long been buried is going to come bubbling to the surface.

With one tragic accident, these four lives will converge and Lucy will get her new heart. But who has made the ultimate sacrifice?

Critics Review

  • ‘An unashamed weepy, intriguingly plotted and with relatable characters’ SUNDAY MIRROR

    Praise for Amanda Brooke:

    ‘[A] touching sensitive story … an extraordinary, moving tale’ The Bookseller

    ‘Enchanting, moving and hard to put down’ Closer

    ‘Life affirming’ Sunday Mirror

    ‘A haunting and heartbreaking story that stayed with me long after I’d finished’ Fern Britton

    ‘Unputdownable’ Katie Fforde

    ‘An extraordinary debut novel’ Daily Express

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