Flipping the Switch

A group of people who have lost children or partners decide to take matters into their own hands to protect others.

“I am still pondering the philosophical questions.” (Amazon Review)
“I kept thinking to myself: What would I do if I was in the same situation?” (Goodreads Review)

Cover image for Flipping the Switch - Title and Author name, and picture of diverging trolley tracks in cobblestone street.

Flipping the Switch

Katherine Covell

Alison and Simon lost their daughter to a careless driver who escaped serious punishment. Decades later, at a beach resort in Thailand, they meet other tourists who have suffered similar losses of people close to them, by death or suicide, including as a result of child abuse.

When the group learns the careless driver has killed another child, they discuss if killing a person is ever justified, and if they could do it. Conversation about how far they might go to avenge or protect children leads to a series of life-altering events for all of them.

Content Warning: The main characters have all lost loved ones who died through various means including suicide and as a result of child abuse, some of which is depicted.

Katherine Covell is a developmental psychologist and children’s rights advocate with a long history of published academic books and articles. This is her first novel.

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