Worst nightmare scenario
another way: “The public loved to express an opinion – never more so than on the internet – and right now, the full force of those primarily negative opinions was heading directly her way”. The two women find themselves embroiled in a legal battle which seeks to assign blame. The media are having a field day with sympathy leaning toward Kate and Rosie while Madeleine and Tom are not being afforded the same respect: “It wasn’t just her and Tom’s decision on vaccination that was on trial here — it was their parenting”.
Kate is homely, medically trained and dealing with the long-term effects of her daughter’s illness; Madeleine – wealthy and media-savvy, is judged more for her personality than for her decision. Told from both mothers’ perspectives, Keep You Safe is both astute and divisive and Hill (pictured left) has addressed the vaccine debate in a fictional tale of fear, judgement and choice. A topical, timely read.