A Simple Favor by Darcey BellShe’s your best friend.
She knows all your secrets.
That’s why she’s so dangerous.
A single mothers life is turned upside down when her best friend vanishes in this chilling debut thriller in the vein of Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train.
It starts with a simple favor—an ordinary kindness mothers do for one another. When her best friend, Emily, asks Stephanie to pick up her son Nicky after school, she happily says yes. Nicky and her son, Miles, are classmates and best friends, and the five-year-olds love being together—just like she and Emily. A widow and stay-at-home mommy blogger living in woodsy suburban Connecticut, Stephanie was lonely until she met Emily, a sophisticated PR executive whose job in Manhattan demands so much of her time.
But Emily doesn’t come back. She doesn’t answer calls or return texts. Stephanie knows something is terribly wrong—Emily would never leave Nicky, no matter what the police say. Terrified, she reaches out to her blog readers for help. She also reaches out to Emily’s husband, the handsome, reticent Sean, offering emotional support. It’s the least she can do for her best friend. Then, she and Sean receive shocking news. Emily is dead. The nightmare of her disappearance is over.
Or is it? Because soon, Stephanie will begin to see that nothing—not friendship, love, or even an ordinary favor—is as simple as it seems.
A Simple Favor is a remarkable tale of psychological suspense—a clever and twisting free-fall of a ride filled with betrayals and reversals, twists and turns, secrets and revelations, love and loyalty, murder and revenge. Darcey Bell masterfully ratchets up the tension in a taut, unsettling, and completely absorbing story that holds you in its grip until the final page.
Bearing the loss of a baby is difficult for everyone involved; parents are the most affected, but extended family and friends also share the pain. Poetry about losing a child can put some of those emotions into words, whether those words come from a grieving parent or a loved one trying to offer condolences. All the poems below are original and written by Kelly Roper. Although miscarriage prevents a baby's birth, that child is no less dear to its parents. The following baby loss poems express that unique combination of heartbreak and hope. My dear little baby, That once inside me grew, I'm so unbearably saddened that, I'll never get to meet you.
Providing leading support and exceptional care for families who experience the loss of their baby. Receive our newsletter and information on Bears Of Hope events Complete this form. Poetry can be comforting and healing to read when you are experiencing such sorrow. We hope you find some words here that do just that, to help you gain strength and hope for the future. How was it to be that I now am robbed of such joy?
A life inside me, a love so strong. She died inside me, but the love lives on. It broke my heart for her to go. I never dressed her in tiny clothes, Or saw her smile as I tickled her toes. I cry for her in the night.
Use any of these poems for loss of a child or baby or infant. The poems can be used in the memorial program, for readings, or on thank you cards.
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Poems About Losing a Baby by Miscarriage
Are there rocking chairs in Heaven where little babies go? Do the angels hold you closely and rock you to and fro? Do they talk silly baby talk to get a smile or two, and sing the sleepy lullabies I used to sing to you? My heart is aching for you, my angel child so dear. You brought such joy into my life, the short time you were here. I feel closer to you there.