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If Only I Could Tell You

If Only I Could Tell You


‘I loved it’ Jojo Moyes

‘Compelling and moving . . . it made me cry’ Marian Keyes

‘Had me totally gripped. Highly recommended’ BBC Radio 2’s Sara Cox


Audrey’s family has fallen apart. Her two grown-up daughters, Jess and Lily, are estranged, and her two teenage granddaughters have never been allowed to meet. A secret that echoes back thirty years has splintered the family in two, but is also the one thing keeping them connected.

As tensions reach breaking point, the irrevocable choice that one of them made all those years ago is about to surface. After years of secrets and silence, how can one broken family find their way back to each other?


Readers are being swept away by If Only I Could Tell You:

‘A life-affirming tearjerker. If you loved Me Before You, you have a treat in store’ Grazia

‘Heartbreaking and uplifting’ Ruth Jones, author of Never Greener

‘One of those books that grabs your heart, brain and soul and refuses to let go long past finishing time’ Stylist

‘A tender portrait of family lives, losses and secrets’ Clare Mackintosh, author of I Let You Go

‘A very grown-up novel … resolutely heartbreaking’ Observer

‘Utterly compelling and completely heart-breaking. I couldn’t put it down’ Ruth Hogan, author of The Keeper of Lost Things

If Only I Could Tell You breaks your heart, but with an incredible skill and elegance… I loved it to bits’ Joanna Cannon, author of The Trouble With Goats and Sheep

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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)

On Sale: 21st February 2019

Price: £14.99

ISBN-13: 9781409177333


A tender story
Sunday Mirror
An intricately tender novel about secrets and silence
Julie Cohen
A tender and heartbreaking second novel
Daily Mail
I pure loved it! Compelling and deeply moving
Marian Keyes
A tender story that will have you reaching for tissues
There are certain pieces of fiction that are so-well written, acted, directed & created that the characters & their fates become stitched into the fabric of your life
Emotionally-charged and superbly crafted . . . For all its emotional intensity and heartbreaking themes, Beckerman's compelling, compassionate novel delivers ultimately life-affirming and uplifting messages with eloquence, elegance and an acute understanding of the delicate but unbreakable bonds of family
Lancashire Post
Engaging, clever, and wonderfully satisfying . . . storytelling at its finest
Kate Mosse
A wise and tender tale of a family divided...compelling from the first page to the last
Emylia Hall
Toxic friendship [is] beautifully explored in Hannah Beckerman's If Only I Could Tell You
Marie Claire
A tender portrait of family lives, losses and secrets
Clare Mackintosh
A compelling yet tender tale
Woman & Home
Tense, moving and tender
Sun on Sunday
[An] incredibly moving, poignant book...It will have you in floods of tears
Louise O'Neill
A must-read. An absorbing tale of long-buried family secrets, grief and guilt with a midpoint twist that changes everything
Sunday Express Magazine
A brave depiction of a family torn apart
Laura Barnett
Wonderful . . . I loved it to bits
Joanna Cannon
Totally engrossing, achingly sad and so perceptive
Kate Eberlen
Lyrical and deeply emotional
Katy Regan
Profoundly beautiful and heartbreaking in turn
Kate Hamer
Utterly heartbreaking and beautifully written
Libby Page
A beautiful tale... Heartbreaking and uplifting
Ruth Jones
I loved it
Jojo Moyes
Hot reads: If Only I Could Tell You really tugs the heartstrings
Good Housekeeping
Tender, heartbreaking and utterly beautiful
A tender, moving portrait of three women's lives... If Only I Could Tell You broke my heart
Rosie Walsh, author of The Man Who Didn't Call
A powerful novel about grief, guilt and...secrets
Sunday Express
Utterly compelling and completely heart-breaking
Ruth Hogan