Only a handful of people know what really happened on a maternity ward in February 1961 when a thalidomide baby was born and a shocking crime committed.
Every Father’s Fear
Synopsis for ‘Every Father’s Fear’
Only a handful of people know what really happened on a maternity ward in February 1961 when a thalidomide baby was born, and a shocking crime committed.
That baby, Toby, is now a teenager. Rona, the woman he thought of as his mother, is dead. Left to raise Toby alone and run a business, grieving Bill soon discovers the demons his wife battled with, as he battles his own.
Living with his disability and coping with the appalling attitudes of those around him, Toby, not wanting to burden Bill, faces his problems alone, with disturbing consequences.
Meanwhile, a young journalist, keen to publicise the plight of the thalidomide families across Britain, finds out more than he bargained for.
This is a powerful story of revenge, lies and secrets and the enduring power of love. Loosely based on true events in 1970s Britain.
This novel is the stand alone sequel to ‘Every Mother’s Fear’ which is published on Amazon.
“In the 1950s thalidomide was the wonder drug.”
“Grunenthal, the German manufacturer of thalidomide has never compensated British victims.”
Every Father’s Fear is the stand alone sequel to ‘Every Mother’s Fear’ by Joanna Warrington