I Wanted You To Know

I Wanted You To Know

I Wanted You To Know

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.



‘⁦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