Tour: BirthRights

By Carly Rheilan

13-16 August

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  • Genre:  Psychological Thriller
  • Print length: 220
  • Age range: 18+
  • Trigger warnings: Mental illness. Suicide. Homicide. Swearing. Some sexual scenes
  • Formats available for the Tour: all standard electronic formats (sorry, no paperbacks)
  • Amazon Rating: 4.5 stars

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About Birthrights

Sometimes the perfect pregnancy is less than skin deep…

A young man watches as a heavily pregnant doctor is stabbed in the street. He sees the knife, swinging down into that rounded belly, again and again, deep to the hilt.

A few minutes later, the doctor has gone. Nobody believes what the man has seen. For Ana, the doctor, the incident is problematic. Back home, she peels off the damaged pretence of her pregnancy, a beautifully crafted garment, padded and slung across her abdomen. And she begins to realise that a story she has crafted with even greater care, is about to unravel.

Praise for Birthrights

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“Haunting, thoughtful, tender exploration of some of life’s most profound challenges”  Malve von Hassell, author of Alina and The Struggle for Eden

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“This thriller will both entertain you and open your eyes to real struggles going on worldwide today. It is a must-read without a doubt!” Tessa Talks Books and more, Vine Voice

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“This is a book which explores life through cracks in reality. There are cracks in plaster, cracks under doors, cracks in truth and cracks in the heart. Light filtering through under a door both illuminates and obfuscates – but which is the truth?…. The novel of the year in my view.” Kerensa Jennings, Author of Seas of Snow

About the Author

Carly Rheilan was born in Malta and lives in the UK. She was educated at Oxford University (which she hated and left) and then at Brunel (a fine small-town university where she stayed for a PhD). She is a psychiatric nurse and has worked many years in the NHS. She has done research in criminal justice and taught in universities. She has grown-up children of her own and has also fostered two children with mental health problems. Her novels address issues at the edges of psychiatry, crime and personal trauma. When not working or writing, she spends time with her family, rages against the politics of her unequal country, campaigns for criminal justice reform, boxes very badly, and battles against acres of nettles in a community garden


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