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Claiming Noah by Amanda Ortlepp

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Catriona and James are desperate for children, and embark on an IVF program. After a gruelling round of treatments, Catriona finally falls pregnant, and they donate their remaining embryo anonymously.

Diana and Liam are on a waiting list to receive an embryo. Sooner than expected, they are thrilled to discover one is available.

After a difficult pregnancy, Catriona gives birth to Sebastian. But severe postnatal depression affects her badly, and quickly turns into deadly psychosis. For her protection and her baby’s, she’s admitted into psychiatric care. When she comes home, she again struggles to bond with her baby, but gradually life finds its own rhythm.

Meanwhile, Diana has given birth to a beautiful little boy, Noah.
But when he is two months old Noah is abducted … and Diana and Liam’s nightmare begins.

Where is Noah?

This gripping, emotional thriller binds together the stories of Catriona and Diana and will leave you on the edge of your seat. 

What if your child belonged to someone else?



Hey! Here's my review.

A fantastic novel from debut Australian author, Amanda Ortlepp. This book covered topics such as infertility, IVF, embryo donation, post natal depression and post natal psychosis. It takes us on the journey of two infertile couples who give birth to genetically related babies. The story takes a thrilling turn and embarks on an emotionally engaging ride full of secrets and lies. I was able to empathise with both mothers throughout the story.

I received this book free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

★★★★
  • Where: NetGalley
  • Format: ebook
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