Fans have been captivated by the new BBC One drama The Cry, which follows Jenna Coleman as a new mother left devastated after her baby goes missing during a trip to Australia, which sparks a nationwide search for the infant. But is all what it seems? Since the show is an adaptation of the novel of the same name by Helen FitzGerald, we can reveal how the novel version ends, but be warned! MAJOR spoilers ahead in case you want to find out what happens for yourself…
Spoilers for The Cry ahead!
Although the TV show could well have changed the ending, in the book poor baby Noah meets a tragic end after Alistair accidentally gives his son a fatal overdose of medicine, which the couple then agree to cover up by faking a kidnapping. The scene then changes to a flashback of the couple in the car at the supermarket, where Noah supposedly went missing, but the baby's car seat is already empty. It is then revealed that the baby has indeed died after a mix-up with medicene, and Alastair has buried him and wants Joanne to keep it a secret so he can still get custody of his daughter.
Speaking about whether to TV series will follow the novel, the show's executive producer Claire Mundell told the Express: "I couldn't possibly comment. Read the book… But read it after, because the ending is on page one." Fans have been discussing theories of what happened on Twitter, with one person writing: "OMG! They're in on it! Did the baby die on the plane, did they kill him, was it an accident? So many questions!" Another person added: "Noah was never seen alive once they left the plane. When they park up and see the abandoned house, she opens the back door of the car. Noah already dead and hidden there? When the cleaner sees them in holiday home, we just see her holding what appears to be a baby."
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