I Wanted You To Know

I Wanted You To Know
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Laura Pearson
3 October 2019
Agora Books

A devastating new novel from best-selling author Laura Pearson.

Dear Edie, I wanted you to know so many things. I wanted to tell you them in person, as you grew. But it wasn’t to be.

Jess never imagined she’d be navigating single motherhood, let alone while facing breast cancer. A life that should be just beginning is interrupted by worried looks, heavy conversations, and the possibility of leaving her daughter to grow up without her.

Propelled by a ticking clock, Jess knows what she has to do: tell her daughter everything. How to love, how to lose, how to forgive, and, most importantly, how to live when you never know how long you have.

Honest, heart-wrenching, and emotionally raw, I Wanted You To Know is a love letter to life: to all its heartache and beauty, to the people we have and lose, to the memories and moments that define us.


‘Laura Pearson⁩ is one of our most gifted writers.’ —Clare Empson, author of Him

‘One of my books of the year.’ —Louise Beech, author of The Lion Tamer Who Lost and Call Me Star Girl

‘A book that will stay with me forever as one of the most poignant I have ever read.’ —Tina, NetGalley Reviewer

‘A beautiful novel that will leave you wanting to live your best life.’ —Lauren North, author of The Perfect Betrayal

‘Another courageous and powerful novel from ⁦Laura Pearson⁩. Her best yet.’ —Fiona Mitchell, author of The Swap

‘This book will tear you apart, but leave you forever changed for the better.’ —NJ Crosskey, author of Poster Boy

‘Laura’s special power is to pack love, warmth and wisdom into the darkest places. The result is beautiful.’ —Francesca Jakobi, author of Bitter

‘I have been changed after reading it and I will never forget it.’ —Madeleine Black, author of Unbroken

‘Beautifully written with the urgency of a thriller which grips you while breaking your heart.’ —Jane Shemilt, author of How Far We Fall

‘5 stars just isn’t enough!’ —Kelly, NetGalley Reviewer

‘Beautiful, heartfelt and honest—it is perfection.’ —Emma, NetGalley Reviewer

‘Absolutely, brutally, brilliant.’ —Libby, NetGalley Reviewer

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