My daughter is a liar. A liar, liar, liar. And I’m starting to see where she gets it from.

When Rosalind’s fifteen-year-old daughter, Stephanie, ran away with her teacher, this ordinary family became something it had never asked to be. Their lives held up to scrutiny in the centre of a major police investigation, the Simms were headline news while Stephanie was missing with a man who was risking everything.

Now, six years on, Ros takes a call that will change their lives all over again. He’s going to be released from prison. Years too early. In eleven days’ time.

As Temperley’s release creeps ever closer, Ros is forced to confront the events that led them here, back to a place she thought she’d left behind, to questions she didn’t want to answer. Why did she do it? Where does the blame lie? What happens next?

Firstly thank you to Sam at Orion books for sending me  a review copy .Im on a roll at the moment with brilliant reads includng this debut book .

As the cover says every mothers nightmare and that’s not wrong especially reading as a mum of  a teenage daughter .Evas writing enables us to be In Ros’s shoes and feel her pain and anguish .

The lay out is very clever In that we read the past and present alongside each other and also as a countdown to the release of Temberley .Tension increases with each day and you get a real sense of atmosphere within the family .

At a time when the parents should be working together and coming closer there seems to be a big hole between them and Ros questions this and reflects on the impact all this has had on everyone .

Everyone is suffering and each with their own story and secrets to hide.

I would have liked to have known more about Ros and cam as this wasn’t explained fully but was a interesting concept and does beg the question like mother like daughter? Falling for someone you shouldn’t ?

A dark read exploring the aftermath of a event that rocked a family’s life upside down ,can you ever mend the broken pieces?

This is a very impressive debut novel and look forward to reading more from her .

Published 13th august



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