Owning Jacob


By Simon Beckett

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After losing his wife, a man uncovers a shocking secret about the child she left behind in this gripping suspense novel from the acclaimed author.

London-based photographer Ben Murray loves his wife, Sarah, and has been like a father to her autistic son, Jacob. But when Sarah suddenly dies, Ben is devastated. Though Jacob is a source of joy and comfort in this tragic time, Ben now faces the challenge of raising the boy alone. Then, while going through Sarah’s old things, he finds proof that Jacob was never her child. 

Horrified to learn that Jacob had been kidnapped years ago, Ben sets out to find the boy’s real family. But as he uncovers the truth about the family he once held dear, Ben is drawn into a web of lies, betrayal, and deadly obsession.

Owning Jacob