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Delicate Condition

Danielle Valentine

I wanted this baby so badly.

But she may be the death of me...

Anna Alcott is desperate to have a family. But as she tries to balance her increasingly public life as an indie actress with a gruelling IVF regime, she starts to suspect that someone is going to great lengths to make sure that never happens. Crucial medicines are lost. Appointments are moved without her knowledge. She's sure she's being followed. And when she finally does get pregnant, someone breaks into her house and steals the ultrasound photograph of her baby. But despite everything she's gone through, not even her husband is willing to believe that someone is playing twisted games with her.

Then her doctors tell her she's lost the baby. Despite her grief, Anna ignores the grave-faced men lecturing her - because she can still feel the baby moving, can see the toll it's taking on her weakened body. Isolated in a remote snowbound town, Anna is sure that whoever has been following her is closing in on her and her unborn child. And as her symptoms become more terrifying, she can't help but wonder what exactly is growing inside her... and why no-one will listen when she says that something is horribly wrong.

Exploring visceral themes of loss, medical misogyny and female power, The Push meets The Silent Patient in this spellbindingly dark thriller.

Danielle Valentine writes bestselling YA horror under the name Danielle Vega. Her work, which includes The Merciless series and How To Survive Your Murder, has been optioned for film and television by Lionsgate and Warner Brothers, and has been translated into dozens of languages worldwide. Danielle lives outside of New York City with her husband and daughter. Delicate Condition is her first adult novel.


Category:  Fiction: Thriller
ISBN:  9781800818354
Publisher:  Profile Books Ltd
On sale:  September 2023
Format:  Trade Paperback
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