‘Dark and compelling, a slow-motion collapse; I read it in 24 hours with my heart in my mouth. So good!’ Julie Cohen, author of Together ‘Dark, tragic … at once heartbreaking and compelling’ Daily Express ‘As heart-breaking as it is captivating, [...] you’re left with no choice but to put life on hold while you race to the end’ Woman and Home
Cornelia Blackwood lives a quiet life. When she goes to the corner shop to buy milk, people whisper behind her back. Her one constant, her rock, is her husband. But when he doesn't come home from a work conference, she is left alone to try to pick up the pieces. And before long, the secret he has hidden from her for all these years is laid bare.
Everyone knows what Cornelia did all those years ago. But no one knows what she will do next.
From a supremely talented storyteller, The Flight of Cornelia Blackwood is a powerful novel of motherhood, loss and loneliness and how we can make damaging choices when pushed to our emotional edge.
‘A searing portrait of motherhood, mental health and profound loss’ heat
‘A captivating, deeply affecting read’ - Fabulous
‘A deeply moving novel’ – Woman’s Weekly
‘A powerful, compelling and emotional rollercoaster of a novel’ Hannah Richell, author of The Peacock Summer
?‘This story of motherhood and secrets handles a difficult subject with skill and sensitivity' Catherine Isaac, author of You Me Everything
‘This heart-wrenching story explores postpartum psychosis with compassion’ Prima
‘A powerful and talented voice' Rachel Hore, author of Last Letter Home
'A brave and moving story about how much can be lost and what happens next' Alison Moore