The Herd

the thought-provoking and unputdownable must-read book club novel of 2022

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Pub Date 3 Feb 2022 | Archive Date 3 Feb 2022

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'It is hard to imagine a more timely novel. A fascinating exploration of all sides of a particularly knotty, politicized issue.' Jodi Picoult

'Compelling and nuanced. A hugely impressive page-turner' Ashley Audrain

'Will have book clubs across the country in hot debate! Brilliant.' Clare Mackintosh

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You should never judge how someone chooses to raise their child.


Elizabeth and Bryony are polar opposites but their unexpected friendship has always worked. They're the best of friends, and godmothers to each other's daughters - because they trust that the safety of their children is both of their top priority.

But what if their choice could harm your own child?

Little do they know that they differ radically over one very important issue. And when Bryony, afraid of being judged, tells what is supposed to be a harmless white lie before a child's birthday party, the consequences are more catastrophic than either of them could ever have imagined . . .

****

'Really beautifully written, compassionately told and incredibly thought provoking. A truly immersive telling of both sides of a story' Susan Lewis

'Insightful, compassionate and nuanced. The Herd is so good.' Louise O'Neill

'A genuine rollercoaster that asks big moral questions with beautifully drawn characters.' Sharon Horgan, co-creator of CATASTROPHE


Here's what early readers are saying about The Herd:
'A timely and dramatic novel showing both sides of an ongoing debate. Loved this read!' *****
'Such a genuine tale with such high stakes emotion and sensitivity' *****
'A fantastic, thought-provoking and gripping book which would make a cracking book club read' *****
'A complex, layered, wholly character-driven look at a complicated and controversial subject' *****

'It is hard to imagine a more timely novel. A fascinating exploration of all sides of a particularly knotty, politicized issue.' Jodi Picoult

'Compelling and nuanced. A hugely impressive page-turner'...


Advance Praise

‘Will have book clubs across the country in hot debate! Brilliant’ Clare Mackintosh

‘Insightful, compassionate and nuanced. THE HERD is so good' Louise O'Neill 

'I loved this book. It put me through the emotional wringer. A genuine rollercoaster that asks big moral questions with beautifully drawn characters who left me in tears but also full of hope’ Sharon Hogan creator and star of Catastrophe 

'Really beautifully written, compassionately told and incredibly thought provoking. A truly immersive telling of both sides of a story' Susan Lewis, Sunday Times bestselling author of Forgive Me

‘I absolutely loved The Herd. Timely, thought-provoking and compulsively readable' Laura Marshall, bestselling author of Friend Request

‘Gripping, thought-provoking, moving and oh-so-topical, THE HERD tackles the most divisive parenting issue of our age with skill and compassion. Fans of Jodi Picoult will DEVOUR it' Tammy Cohen bestselling author of The Wedding Party 

‘Will have book clubs across the country in hot debate! Brilliant’ Clare Mackintosh

‘Insightful, compassionate and nuanced. THE HERD is so good' Louise O'Neill 

'I loved this book. It put me through...


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