Tess hasn’t bonded as well with her third son, Freddie, who is proving to be quite the handful. It doesn’t help that she really wanted a daughter and even went to a gender-selection IVF clinic in the US to procure that result. After a car accident, it is revealed Freddie isn’t her biological child, and instead her embryo was switched with Annie’s, who now has her daughter Willow. Whose child is really whose? And what happens if one parent wants to swap and the other doesn’t?
I opened this book around the time a similar IVF mix-up was in the news and this story really makes you think: what would I do in this situation? The author expertly portrayed the lives, emotions and wishes of each, very different family in this thought-provoking read. A great choice for a book club.