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If Only I Could Tell You

Hannah Beckerman

8 Reviews

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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

A poignant and uplifting story about family and forgiveness that will appeal to readers who have loved Jojo Moyes' ME BEFORE YOU and Ruth Hogan's THE KEEPER OF LOST THINGS.


'I loved it' Jojo Moyes

'Compelling and moving . . . it made me cry' Marian Keyes


Audrey's family has fallen apart. Her two grown-up daughters, Jess and Lily, are estranged, and her two teenage granddaughters have never been allowed to meet. A secret that echoes back thirty years has splintered the family in two, but is also the one thing keeping them connected.

As tensions reach breaking point, the irrevocable choice that one of them made all those years ago is about to surface. After years of secrets and silence, how can one broken family find their way back to each other?


Your favourite authors are all being swept away by IF ONLY I COULD TELL YOU:

'Heartbreaking and uplifting' Ruth Jones, author of NEVER GREENER

'Utterly compelling and completely heart-breaking. I couldn't put it down' Ruth Hogan, author of THE KEEPER OF LOST THINGS

'A tender portrait of family lives, losses and secrets' Clare Mackintosh, author of I LET YOU GO

'So compelling that I read it, cover to cover, in a single day' John Boyne, author of THE HEART'S INVISIBLE FURIES

'Emotionally engaging, clever & wonderfully satisfying' Kate Mosse, author of THE BURNING CHAMBERS

'IF ONLY I COULD TELL YOU breaks your heart, but with an incredible skill and elegance... I loved it to bits' Joanna Cannon, author of THE TROUBLE WITH GOATS AND SHEEP

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Praise for If Only I Could Tell You

  • A life-affirming tearjerker. If you loved Me Before You, you have a treat in store - Grazia

  • A tender and heartbreaking second novel - Daily Mail

  • A must-read. An absorbing tale of long-buried family secrets, grief and guilt with a midpoint twist that changes everything - Sunday Express Magazine

  • A compelling yet tender tale - Woman & Home

  • Tender, heartbreaking and utterly beautiful - Psychologies

  • Hot reads: If Only I Could Tell You really tugs the heartstrings - Good Housekeeping

  • A tender story that will have you reaching for tissues - PRIMA

  • Resolutely a plot galvanised by guilt...quieter observations become just as unravelling - Guardian

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Hannah Beckerman

Hannah Beckerman worked in television as a producer and commissioning editor for the BBC, Channel 4 and the Discovery Channel USA before becoming a full-time author and journalist. She is a book critic and features writer for a range of publications including the Observer, the Financial Times Weekend Magazine and the Sunday Express, and is a regular chair at literary festivals and publishing events across the UK. She has been a judge for numerous book prizes including the Costa Book Awards.

Her debut novel, The Dead Wife's Handbook, was published in 2014. Described as 'beautifully written and full of love' and 'original, emotive and achingly poignant', it was Heat magazine's Book of the Year and Hello! magazine's Best Summer Read.

She lives in London with her husband and daughter. To find out more, follow her on Twitter @hannahbeckerman

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