Families have secrets they hide even from themselves... it should have been an ordinary birth, the start of an ordinary happy family. But the night Dr David Henry delivers his wife's twins is a night that will haunt five lives forever. For though David's son is a healthy boy, his daughter has Down's Syndrome. And, in a shocking act of betrayal whose consequences only time will reveal, he tells his wife their daughter died while secretly entrusting her care to a nurse. As grief quietly tears apart David's family, so a little girl must make her own way in the world as best she can.
Kim Edwards's stunning family drama articulates every parent's silent fear: what would happen if you lost your child and she grew up without you? Compulsively readable and deeply moving, The Memory Keeper's Daughter is an astonishing tale of redemptive love that will touch the hearts of readers everywhere.