The Swap

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What to expect

***The second novel from Fiona Mitchell, author of the stunning The Maid’s Room***

When two strangers, Tess and Annie, undergo IVF at an American clinic, their embryos are mixed up and each woman gives birth to the wrong child.

The women only discover the devastating error three years later. Tess wants to swap the children back; Annie doesn’t. As the pair wrangle, neither of them expect what unfolds.

Two women. Two children. One thought-provoking novel.



‘A modern-day The Help‘ – Emerald Street

‘Passionate . . . powerful’ – Daily Mail

‘Exquisite writing . . . a shocking and powerful story line that had me gripped and moved until the uplifting conclusion . . . A fascinating read about survival and the strength and resilience of the human heart’ – Katie Marsh, author of A Life Without You and This Beautiful Life

(P)2019 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

Critics Review

  • Praise for The Swap

  • An emotionally charged and thought-provoking read that any parent will relate to

    Woman's Weekly
  • A gripping read.

  • An insightful and emotionally charged read

    Woman's Own
  • A thought-provoking and tense tale

    Woman & Home
  • This is a real heartbreaker of a read.


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