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I never expected to be doubted, but if I can't make them believe me, what then? I sit here beside her stroking her tiny hands as she sleeps and she looks so perfect. It never crossed my mind that something would be wrong with my sweet girl and I’d be powerless to do anything to help her. 

When Madeline's six-year-old daughter Tilly collapses one Sunday night, Madeline’s world is turned upside down. Racing to the hospital, she imagines the worst scenarios in her mind, but when they arrive the doctors say that Tilly is fine. 

Madeline’s ex-husband Adam and her best friend Laura think Madeline is being overprotective, that Tilly fainted because of her fussy eating. But Madeline is sure something is seriously wrong with Tilly. She can feel it. And she believes that a mother’s instinct is never wrong. 

As Madeline embarks on a desperate journey to have Tilly re-diagnosed, taking her in and out of hospital, Adam and Laura begin to wonder if Tilly would be safer in Adam’s care. Madeline just wants to keep her daughter safe, but the harder she pushes the closer she comes to losing her....

One Last Second is an emotional reminder of just how far a mother will go to protect her child. Readers and listeners of Jodi Picoult, Diane Chamberlain, and Kate Hewitt will never be able to forget this heartbreaking and beautiful story.

©2020 Sam Vickery (P)2020 Bookouture

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very gripping sad storyline

very good storytelling enjoyed very much very sad story made me think how easy it was to be misunderstood

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From the morning moment I started listening to it, I could not wait to know what happened next. It was very captivating. I am aware that is fiction but it also teaches us some life lessons. I will definitely read another of your books.

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  • 03-10-20

What's with the fillers?

I saw a lot of good reviews for this book, But I just feel like it has so many filler stories in it. About the mother and best friends past. But what is the point? the author isn't alluding to the reasoning for spending all this time on backstory. some finish the book cuz I'm just bored with all this story going nowhere.