About the Book

‘If you like Jodi Picoult try Melissa Hill'–Woman and Home

‘I was completely gripped.'–Sarah Morgan

‘Brimming with powerful issues'–Evening Post

‘This emotive story will touch your heart'–My Weekly

Good mother or bad … who decides?

Widowed nurse Kate and mum of two Madeleine couldn't be more different in their approaches to parenting.

Kate knows her husband's death has made her more protective of her daughter, but she's not going to apologise for it.

Madeleine feels there's no such thing as a perfect mother and while her parenting style may be controversial it works for her children and that's all that matters.

But when Madeleine makes a fateful decision that upends her own family, and has devastating consequences for Kate, suddenly the world is lining up to vilify her and she must defend every parental choice she's ever made…

Why is she accused of being a terrible mother when all she did was try to keep her children safe?

Praise for Keep You Safe:

‘I was completely gripped. Every parent will recognize the issues raised in this book.'

‘Emotional and cleverly crafted with well-drawn characters.'

‘Another great read from the best-selling Irish author.'

‘Guaranteed to kick-start book club debates'

‘A rigorous yet entertaining examination of one of the most controversial issues in modern parenting.'

‘Hill has her finger on the zeitgeist, offering savvy and well-researched points on a touchy subject. Fans of Meg Wolitzer and Emily Giffin will devour this introspective and enlightening novel.'

‘With a creative balance of fact and fiction, Hill engages readers in a suspenseful page-turner that is impossible to put down.'

‘Hill writes with authority about a subject that is controversial and without much grey area. A riveting read.'

‘Brimming with powerful issues recognisable to every parent.' – EVENING POST

‘This emotive story will touch your heart … a thought-provoking take on an issue that is not all black and white'

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780008217129
  • ISBN 10: 0008217122
  • Imprint: HQ Fiction - GB
  • On Sale: 21/08/2017
  • Pages: 384
  • List Price: 39.99 AUD
  • BISAC1: Fiction & related items / Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)


Melissa Hill lives in Co. Wicklow with her husband and daughter. A USA Today and No. 1 Irish times and Italian best-seller, her books are translated into 25 different languages. One of her titles has been optioned for a movie by a major Hollywood studio, and another is currently in development for TV with a top US production company. Visit her website at www.melissahill.ie orcontact her on Twitter @melissahillbks, or melissahillbooks on Facebook and Instagram.

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