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Jan 31, 2023

debut novel of ‘unexpected twists and turns’
The Cuckoo Sister published by Boldwood Books

Alison Stockham’s

An Amazon Top Ten bestseller on first week of release!

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Described as perfect for fans of Liane Moriarty and Celeste Ng The Cuckoo Sister has already been longlisted for the Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize.

You want your sister to have all her heart desires.

But – what if she wants your children?

Maggie has everything her sister Rose always wanted. A handsome husband and two adorable children, Emily and Elliot.

But what Rose doesn’t see is that Maggie is struggling. Every day is a fog of sleep loss and mess made by two tiny children. Left alone in her distress by husband Stephen, Maggie drifts ever closer to the edge.

When Maggie finally cracks, walking out one day and not returning, Rose is right there to step into the breach . . .

You trust your sister to look after your children. But should you?

Praise for The Cuckoo Sister:

“It begins with a visceral shock and evolves through unexpected twists and turns to a deeply felt and satisfying conclusion”

Greg Mosse, author of The Coming Darkness

“This was a beautifully written debut that handles a difficult subject matter with a delicacy that makes me excited to read whatever Alison Stockham writes next”

Stacy Thomas, author of The Revels

“This book comes with a killer hook… Sibling relationships, post-natal depression, marriages with cracks that turn into fissures and the nature of friendship are all explored via a pacy storyline.”

Jo Leevers, author of Tell Me How It Ends

“Stormed through The Cuckoo Sister by Alison Stockham... A fascinating premise and she handles it admirably, with nuance and compassion.”

Laura Pearson, author of I Wanted You To KnowMissing Pieces & Nobody’s Wife

“Beautifully poignant and utterly compelling”

Alex Stone, author of The Perfect Daughter and The Other Girlfriend

“An emotional and relatable story”

Louise Douglas, author of The Room in the Attic and The Lost Notebook

“Such a clever and engaging book with a late twist that I absolutely did not predict.”

Beth Miller, author of The Missing Letters of Mrs Bright & The Woman Who Came Back To Life

“I devoured The Cuckoo Sister in a day . . . Cleverly written, emotionally and psychologically complex. It’s a brilliant intense read”


“Beautifully written, interesting & completely gripping . . . This is definitely one that would be perfect for book clubs”

Little Miss Book Lover 87

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