For single mum Kate O’Hara, there was no decision to make. Her daughter Rosie is one of
a small percentage of Irish children with a disorder that prevents her from being vaccinated
against measles. All Kate can do is hope that herd immunity keeps the disease at bay, and
her little girl safe.
For Madeleine Harrington, it was a leap of faith she wasn't prepared to take. Which is why
she and her husband decline controversial measles jabs for their daughter Clara. All she
can do is pray that it’s the right decision and if her little girl becomes sick, she gets through
The two girls have just started primary school in the same class. And when one day, telltale
red spots appear on Clara Harrington’s chest, and Rosie’s a few days after, both
mums fear the worst…how can this be happening when all they wanted was to keep their
An stunning and addictive powerful new book club read that explores every mother’s worst
fear and hardest decision from beloved Irish bestselling author Melissa Hill.