A taut, emotional thriller about biology, ownership and love
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?
Praise for Claiming Noah
‘Emotions run high ... A gripping, emotionally charged story’ – Herald Sun
‘A thrilling and morally fascinating read’ – Good Reading
Amanda Ortlepp always wanted to be a writer, but it took thirty years and a decade of working in marketing and communication roles before she published her first book, Claiming Noah. Running Against the Tide is set on the remote Eyre Peninsula, where Amanda's father grew up, and where many other members of her family have lived. Amanda lives and works in the inner west of Sydney.
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