Fear of Falling
By: Cath Staincliffe
Lydia and Bel have been best friends for years, from wild teenage days all the way through to
motherhood. Bel becomes pregnant by accident and has a fraught relationship with daughter Freya,
while Lydia and love-of-her-life Mac, after failed fertility treatment, choose to adopt. Gorgeous
toddler Chloe challenges them more than either of them had ever expected, and – as a teenager – her
behaviour escalates increasingly out of control, pushing their marriage, and Lydia and Bel’s
relationship, to breaking point.