I Wanted You To Know

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

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.

From best-selling author Laura Pearson comes her most devastating book yet. 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.

I Wanted You To Know is Laura Pearson’s third novel.


Praise for I Wanted You To Know –

‘⁦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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