From the back cover:
Alex Mansfield, the doctor leading a groundbreaking project to grow a human foetus in an artificial uterus, has gone on the run and taken the newborn baby with her. While the child’s parents wait anxiously for news, and the world’s media clamour for answers, Alex’s colleagues question her recent behaviour and begin to take action.
Baby X weaves science and medical ethics into an intimate thriller; asking difficult questions without offering easy answers.
Rebecca has written an extremely thought-provoking tale about science and motherhood which made me question whether the two can ever be compatible. It’s a sophisticated debut which raises more questions than it answers. It will leave you thinking long after you’ve finished the last page.
Emily Organ, Amazon bestselling author
This is a thriller with a difference… What might simply have been a cold, clinical story about science, medicine and ethics, is actually a tale of families, parenthood, fear and the deepest love, which moves along with pace and intelligence…
Shreya Sen Handley, journalist and author
Smith weaves an intricate plot exploring every shade of the maternal instinct: its psychology, physicality and messiness, alongside the ethics of big pharma and the commodification of birth. Baby X is a feminist Brave New World for the twenty-first century. An intelligent, stylish and compelling read.
Ana Salote, author of the critically-acclaimed Oy Yew
The first chapter can be read for free at Rebecca’s website here:
Paperback, 280 pages