Chosen by the very lovely, Amy :)
What Amy says: 'The book is about a couple who decide to pay a controversial geneticist to take out the gene they both carry which caused their first child to die. But, he can offer them so many other options for their unborn child: to be taller, able to survive on minimal sleep, or to be good at sport. You soon realise that something is not quite right. It's creepy and very thought provoking. It really makes you think about science, and how much more developed it will be in the future, and question if it will actually do more harm than good. A really interesting book, I loved it.'
Amazon blurb: 'John and Naomi Klaesson are grieving the death of their four-year-old son from a rare genetic disorder. They desperately want another child, but when they find out they are both carriers of a rogue gene, they realize the odds of their next child contracting the disease are high. Then they hear about geneticist Doctor Leo Dettore. He has methods that can spare them the heartache of ever losing another child to any disease - even if his methods cost more than they can afford. His clinic is where their nightmare begins. They should have realized that something was wrong when they saw the list. Choices of eye colour, hair, sporting abilities. They can literally design their child. Now it's too late to turn back. Naomi is pregnant, and already something is badly wrong...'
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