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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


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?


Praise for If Only I Could Tell You:

‘A must-read. An absorbing tale of long-buried family secrets, grief and guilt with a midpoint twist that changes everything’SUNDAY EXPRESS MAGAZINE

‘Resolutely heartbreaking…in a plot galvanised by guilt…quieter observations become just as unravelling’ – GUARDIAN

‘A tender portrait of family lives, losses and secrets’ Clare Mackintosh, author of I Let You Go
‘Tense, moving and tender’SUN ON SUNDAY

‘Tender, heartbreaking and utterly beautiful’PSYCHOLOGIES

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

‘A powerful novel about grief, guilt and…secrets’SUNDAY EXPRESS

‘Emotionally engaging, clever & wonderfully satisfying’ Kate Mosse, author of The Burning Chambers

‘A tender and heartbreaking second novel’ – DAILY MAIL

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: £19.99

ISBN-13: 9781409177340


A tender and heartbreaking second novel
Daily Mail
A tender story
Sunday Mirror
A tender portrait of family lives, losses and secrets
Clare Mackintosh
Utterly heartbreaking and beautifully written
Libby Page
A powerful novel about grief, guilt and...secrets
Sunday Express
Profoundly beautiful and heartbreaking in turn
Kate Hamer
Tense, moving and tender
Sun on Sunday
A brave depiction of a family torn apart
Laura Barnett
A compelling yet tender tale
Woman & Home
Hot reads: If Only I Could Tell You really tugs the heartstrings
Good Housekeeping
Lyrical and deeply emotional
Katy Regan
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
Tender, heartbreaking and utterly beautiful
Totally engrossing, achingly sad and so perceptive
Kate Eberlen
Engaging, clever, and wonderfully satisfying . . . storytelling at its finest
Kate Mosse
[An] incredibly moving, poignant book...It will have you in floods of tears
Louise O'Neill
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
Wonderful . . . I loved it to bits
Joanna Cannon
A beautiful tale... Heartbreaking and uplifting
Ruth Jones
I pure loved it! Compelling and deeply moving
Marian Keyes
A wise and tender tale of a family divided...compelling from the first page to the last
Emylia Hall
An intricately tender novel about secrets and silence
Julie Cohen
Utterly compelling and completely heart-breaking
Ruth Hogan
A tender story that will have you reaching for tissues
I loved it
Jojo Moyes
Toxic friendship [is] beautifully explored in Hannah Beckerman's If Only I Could Tell You
Marie Claire
A must-read. An absorbing tale of long-buried family secrets, grief and guilt with a midpoint twist that changes everything
Sunday Express Magazine