‘The invisible thread between them tightened, strengthened, bound them together. And now she was walking towards him, about to become his wife, and there was nothing in the world that could sever that thread.’

Ali and Tom are the perfect couple. They both have successful careers and are still madly in love after ten years. But when they are told their unborn baby has died, their picture-perfect life is shattered.

Faced with an empty room, the prospect of catching up with friends and returning to work, Ali feels her control over the reality she wanted slipping further and further away.

When Ali’s irresponsible mother re-enters her life, Ali discovers secrets from a past she’d forgotten ever existed.

Will Ali and Tom ever be able to find their way back to each other? And will Ali find a way to move forward without letting go of her memories?


‘Rebecca Freeborn writes with frankness and empathy about an issue that we too often bury beneath polite condolences and frozen casseroles … Misconception digs right into the heart of the silence that surrounds pregnancy and infant loss, capturing the loneliness, confusion and anger that bubbles up and boils over for its protagonist, Ali … It’s a necessary, painful but ultimately hopeful story.’
– Emma Harvey, Good Reading Magazine

‘Polished writing, beautifully drawn characters and a remarkable capacity to combine both heartbreak and hope in this unputdownable book. Misconception is a must-read.’
 – Better Reading

‘An often painful but always tender portrait of life after stillbirth.’
New Idea 

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