The Second Child is the debut fiction from Caroline Bond, a long time aspiring writer who has finally achieved her dream. It is the story of a couple, Sarah and Phil, who discover that their fourteen year daughter is not their child. It is a story that deals with family relationships, love, resilience and parental expectations… what happens when those expectations are fulfilled, and when they are not

One of the children in the book, Lauren, has RTS.

Caroline hopes that the story portrays accurately and sensitively the very special challenges, stresses and the rewards of having a family member who does not fulfill ‘normal’ expectations.

Caroline and her husband Chris have a daughter, Geena, who has RTS, she helped to inform and inspire the book.
The Second Child will available, from March 22nd 218,  in book shops, and on Kindle, in both print and audio formats.