The Lost Child

By Kathleen McGurl

A sweeping dual-timeline novel from the bestselling author of The Girl from Bletchley Park.

All she wanted was a child of her own…

1912. As the steamship Carpathia takes the survivors of the Titanic to New York, Lucy desperately searches the decks for her baby, thrust into the arms of another woman as a lifeboat left, and now nowhere to be found. Madeleine is helping her journalist husband to interview the survivors, and when she meets Lucy, she promises she will do anything she can to help her find her lost child.

2022. When archivist Jackie finds a notebook containing the stories of women saved by the Carpathia amongst an auction lot, she learns the story of the missing baby. Desperate to start a family of her own, she feels compelled to dig further. And her search will lead her to a century-old mystery…

Inspired by true events, bestselling author Kathleen McGurl weaves history and fiction together in this captivating, deeply moving story.

Readers LOVE The Lost Child!

‘Such a great story… it blends the two eras so well’ Netgalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘A story that will haunt you, in a good way!, long after you have finished the last page’ Netgalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘A fantastic, heart wrenching novel’ Netgalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘A must read’ Netgalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘This compelling read was hard to put down’ Netgalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Made my heart smile’ Netgalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Well-researched and fast-paced… I thoroughly enjoyed it’ Netgalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Format: ebook
Release Date: 30 Jan 2024
Pages: None
ISBN: 978-0-00-859165-6
Kathleen McGurl lives in Bournemouth with her husband. She has two sons who have both now left home. She always wanted to write, and for many years was waiting until she had the time. Eventually she came to the bitter realisation that no one would pay her for a year off work to write a book, so she sat down and started to write one anyway. Since then she has published several novels with HQ and self-published another. She has also sold dozens of short stories to women\'s magazines, and written three How To books for writers. After a long career in the IT industry she became a full-time writer in 2019. When she\'s not writing, she\'s often out running, slowly.

Readers LOVE Kathleen McGurl! -

”'I LOVED this book!… I was totally engrossed… I'd highly recommend it!” - NetGalley reviewer

”'An absolute page turner, it had me gripped and in its spell… From the first page I was absolutely hooked on this book.” - NetGalley reviewer

”'A brilliant book.” - NetGalley reviewer

”'An inspiring coming-of-age story, combined with a fascinating history lesson… Five stars from me.” - NetGalley reviewer

”'Outstanding… I loved this from start to finish.” - NetGalley reviewer

”'Riveting… I loved it.” - NetGalley reviewer

”'Beautifully written… A fabulous read with a teary ending.” - NetGalley reviewer

”'What a great novel!” - NetGalley reviewer