The second novel from the winner of the Costa First Novel Award 2010; a stunning story of the value of life.
In Delhi a small baby lies alone and abandoned. The product of IVF and surrogacy, she had been so coveted - until she was born with a fatal illness. No one knows how the infection could have been transferred to the child, but one thing is certain: no one wants her now.
Thousands of miles away in London, Kate and Ben are desperate for a baby. But, despite all their efforts, fate seems to be skewed against them. Then, as Kate suffers another miscarriage, she knows something has to change. She has heard of women who are prepared to carry a baby for others, and she knows this might be a way to finally find happiness. But will her desire for a baby stop at nothing…?
And between the two, feisty social worker Simran Singh is determined to uncover the truth behind the shadowy façade of the multi-million dollar surrogacy industry. Women and children are being exploited, their lives thrown away like so much dust. Is she is the only person prepared to stand up for what is right...?
Praise for Witness the Night:
'Terrific' Toby Clements, Telegraph
'No "next-best-thing" novel has been as literary, bold and compelling as Witness the Night... it is a taut, gripping and complex thriller with two enigmatic heroines at its core … I dare you - woman, man, neither or both - not to love Witness the Night.' Huffington Post
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