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The Midwife's Secret

The Midwife's Secret

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A little girl goes missing from Yew Tree Manor - the same house from which a girl vanished decades before. Does the key to the present lie buried even deeper in the past, in the forgotten history of an innocent midwife accused by a family of shocking betrayal? A gripping, heartwrenching story of love, loyalty and family secrets.

From the internationally bestselling author of THE GIRL IN THE LETTER and THE LOST CHILD.

When six-year-old Alice Hilton goes missing in the snow on New Year's Eve 1969 from Yew Tree Manor, suspicion immediately falls on local man Alf Simms. Simms had a grievance against Alice's father, wealthy Richard Hilton, and he is arrested, tried and found guilty for Alice's death. Tragically the child is never found.

Decades later, Willow Simms, an architect working on a development at Yew Tree Manor, discovers that the land surrounding the house is holding a secret. And when another little girl goes missing from Yew Tree, Willow realizes the key to her disappearance lies in the history of the house, and the two families attached to it. A terrible wrong needs to be made right...and to uncover it, Willow must unravel events from long ago, when in 1919 a court sentenced a midwife to death, for a shocking crime that happened at Yew Tree Manor...


'Compelling, twisty, heart-wrenching and thought-provoking. A novel that stays with you. I was gripped' Sophie Kinsella

'Utterly gripping, taut and powerful. An emotionally charged, compulsive, moving novel *****' Adele Parks

'A great book, truly hard to put down. Fast paced, brilliantly plotted and desperately sad at times - all hallmarks of a bestseller' Lesley Pearse

'A truly brilliant and moving read. I loved it' Karen Hamilton

'Captivating and suspenseful' Jessica Fellowes

'Loss, betrayal and a decades-old secret... BRILLIANT' Heat magazine

Author: Emily Gunnis
Publisher: Headline
Published: 12/07/2021
Pages: 384
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.30lbs
Size: 9.40h x 6.40w x 1.40d
ISBN: 9781472272041

About the Author
Emily Gunnis previously worked in TV drama and lives in Brighton with her young family. She is one of the four daughters of Sunday Times bestselling author Penny Vincenzi.

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