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The Choice: the stunning ebook bestseller about a mother's impossible choice

Samantha King

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Crime & mystery, Thriller / suspense

THE CHOICE is a high-concept, hypnotic suspense debut from a remarkable new talent and explores every parent's worst nightmare: What if you had to choose between your children?


'Absolutely loved this book!' Susan Lewis, bestselling author of One Minute Later

For fans of The Guilty Mother by Diane Jeffrey and The Silent Ones by K. L. Slater, The Choice is a hypnotic suspense debut that explores the terrifying Sophie's Choice scenario: What if you had to choose between your children?


Madeleine lived for her children. She'd always believed she'd die for them too. But on the morning of her twins' tenth birthday her love was put to the test when a killer knocked on their door and forced her to make a devastating choice: which child should live, and which should die - her son, or her daughter?


Madeleine stands silent on the periphery of her fractured family, trying desperately to unravel why her world was so suddenly blown apart. But as memories of everything leading up to that tragic day return in agonising flashes, she begins to realise her family's life still hangs terrifyingly in the balance...

'Astonishing' Karen Dionne

'Nail-biting' Saskia Sarginson

'Amazing' Susan Lewis

'Tense' Claire Douglas

'Brilliant' Lisa Hall

'Mind-twisting' Alex Caan

'Exceptional' Claire Allan

'Enthralling' Liz Loves Books

'Devastating' Eleanor Moran

'Addictive' Netgalley reviewer

***Pre-order Samantha King's gripping new novel, The Sleepover, now***

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Praise for The Choice: the stunning ebook bestseller about a mother's impossible choice

  • Wow, what a debut! A beautifully written, chilling psychological thriller. Taunt, tense and very clever with twists I didn't see coming. I absolutely loved it. An original, clever story...definitely one to watch out for in 2017! - Claire Douglas, Sunday Times bestselling author

  • I raced through [The Choice] ... first-class writing! A definite contender for a top 2017 read. It is BRILLIANT! Refreshingly different, and actually quite disturbing. I loved it! - Number One bestselling author Lisa Hall

  • A mother's worst nightmare unravels on each page. Gripping debut. I predict big things for it. Loved it and read it in one sitting - Carmel Harrington, Irish Times bestselling author

  • A completely gripping psychological suspense that had me glued to the pages and rushing through to the end. It's a bum-on-the-edge-of-your-seat kind of read that you can't put down until it's done - Bestselling author Jenny Oliver

  • I highly recommend this book - it is an exceptional debut. A first class, gripping triumph of a book. - Claire Allan, Irish Times bestselling author

  • Brilliantly compelling, gripping and enthralling. A beautifully twisted tale with a satisfying and heart-stopping conclusion. Totally addictive. - Liz Loves Books

  • One of the best I have read. A definite amazing piece of work up there with Clare Macintosh, Shari Lapena, BA Parris and Paula Hawkins - Goodreads reviewer

  • An astonishing read! Emotionally raw and unexpected, Samantha King's beautifully crafted The Choice is an utterly unputdownable debut that heralds the entry of a major new talent. Read it, and years from now, you can claim you were a Samantha King fan from the beginning! - Karen Dionne, author of The Marsh King's Daughter

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Samantha King

Samantha King is a former editor and also a qualified psychotherapist. After her childhood in the south-west of England, teenage years spent in the north-east and student days somewhere in between, she finally settled in west London where she enjoyed a career publishing other people's books, before going freelance and surrendering to a long-time urge to write her own. She lives with her husband and two young children, who inspired her to write THE CHOICE, her debut novel.

An English graduate and lifelong bookworm, Samantha is always fascinated to hear readers' opinions. You can share yours with her at:

Facebook: @SamanthaKingBooks
Twitter: @SamKingBooks

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