New novel coming soon…

Lost Daughter available for pre-order from February

My new novel, Lost Daughter, will be published by Bookouture in May 2019.

It’s an emotional family drama about Rachel, whose life has unravelled since her husband has been given custody of their young daughter Becca after a messy break-up.

Here’s my brilliant editor, Bookouture associate publisher Kathryn Taussig, on Lost Daughter: ‘It’s such a rare thing to find an author who can write family drama well, and for this reason I’m over the moon to be publishing Ali Mercer. Her writing is beautiful, thoughtful and moving. Her characters are believably flawed and yet endlessly relatable and her stories are engrossing. Lost Daughter is a perfect fit for Bookouture and I know it will delight readers of Jodi Picoult, Diane Chamberlain and Kerry Fisher.’

img218The cover design will be revealed in February, when Lost Daughter will be available for pre-order. In the meantime, here’s a pic of me reading as a child. I would have been thrilled to know I’d publish a book one day.

January newsflash: I’ve seen the cover design and it is GORGEOUS, and I’m really looking forward to sharing it with you all. Not long to wait now! As you’ll see if you read the full announcement from Bookouture about Lost Daughter, the title was originally going to be My Lost Daughter, but we decided the slightly shorter title worked better with the cover image. I hope you’ll agree when you see it!

Bookouture will publish my next novel, also an emotional family drama, in September 2019.