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Even the perfect family can fall apart. The compelling, emotional debut from Dawn Barker.
An unforgettable novel that brings to life a new mother's worst fears.
Tony is worried. His wife, Anna, isn't coping with their newborn. Anna had wanted a child so badly and, when Jack was born, they were both so happy. They'd come home from the hospital a family. Was it really only six weeks ago?
But Anna hasn't been herself since. One moment she's crying, the next she seems almost too positive. It must be normal with a baby, Tony thought; she's just adjusting. He had been busy at work. It would sort itself out. But now Anna and Jack are missing. And Tony realises that something is really wrong...
What happens to this family will break your heart and leave you breathless.
Moving at a cracking pace, Fractured is part psychological thriller, part family drama. ... This novel will be a great book club read as it ends with more questions than answers. - Books + Publishing
Fractured is an extraordinary exploration of mental illness and grief told with great confidence and compassion. - Newtown Review of Books
Fractured is a touching, moving story about the devastating impact of postnatal psychosis on a family in its extreme manifestations. - Aussie Book Reviews (Australianbookshelf.wordpress.com)
A superb debut for Dawn Barker, Fractured is a psychologically complex, gripping story that I couldn't put down. - Bookdout.wordpress.com
Dawn Barker grew up in Scotland, studied Medicine at Aberdeen University and specialized in psychiatry, moving to Australia to complete her training. In 2010, her first novel Fractured was selected for the Hachette/Queensland Writers Centre's manuscript development programme, published by Hachette in 2013 and shortlisted for the WA Premier's Book Awards. Let Her Go is her second novel. She lives in Perth, Western Australia, with her husband and three children. For more information visit authordawnbarker.com, www.facebook.com/pages/Dawn-Barker/245938708815749 or Twitter.com/drdawnbarker