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