Melanie Marsh is an American living in London married to Stephen, the perfect Englishman, who knew the minute he saw her that she was to be his future. But when their youngest child is diagnosed with autism their marriage starts to unravel. Stephen runs back to his previous girlfriend while Melanie does everything in her power to help her son and keep her family together.
And then one day Melanie hears about Andy O'Connor, a self-proclaimed 'play therapist' with a client list so long she can barely get him on the phone. Some say he's a maverick and a con artist, but when he walks in and starts playing with her child, Melanie knows she's found the key to her son's success, and possibly to her own happiness.
'Daniel Isn't Talking' is a passionate and darkly humorous novel that explores a mother's determination to help her child. A love story for grown-ups, it somehow extends its wisdom far beyond the parameters of disability and into the substance of human nature itself. A tense, moving novel that will make you laugh at loud even as it breaks your heart.