Sisters of Spicefield by Fran Cusworth.
Jessica and Matt have four beautiful children. When they donate one leftover embryo from IVF, it’s a gift of thanks to the world for their luck; an offering to the fates. Seven years after this gift, the family is struggling with grief after the loss of their youngest child, Eeny. A new girl starts at the children’s school, and Jessica realises that this child, Mia, is her biological offspring; the embryo born of her and Matt’s donation years before.
Alarmingly for Jessica, Mia’s life is not the idyllic family life she envisioned for her offspring. Jessica is increasingly drawn to protect and care for this look-alike child, despite all the voices telling her she should not.
Fran Cusworth writes novels, journalism and essays. Sisters of Spicefield is her third novel, after The Love Child and Hopetoun Wives. Fran lives in Melbourne with her husband and two young sons and works as an ambulance driver.