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Years ago Jessica loved a boy, a strange, dangerous lad, her first love, forbidden and hidden. Now with a sudden panic that something may be wrong in her marriage she flees home as her mother puts the family house on the market. A ‘secrets’ box hidden in her bedroom brings back memories of that first love, her father’s betrayal, her mother’s pain and her own insecurities. Determined her life will not mirror her mother’s she tries to work out what it is she wants. With a dark, menacing atmosphere and the knowledge that there must be hidden secrets, this terrific read keeps you guessing to the end.

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Synopsis

Jellybird by Lezanne Clannachan

Jessica should have everything to make her happy: a loving husband, a growing reputation as a jewellery designer, hope for a family of her own in the future. Then she meets Libby - flattering, attentive - and believes she has found the friendship she missed out on as a child. Until Jessica catches her husband and Libby alone, heads together in whispered collusion. With her life unravelling, Jessica flees home to the seaside town where she grew up. The discovery of an old postcard among her childhood belongings sends Jessica in search of her first love, Thomas, 'the ghost boy' who disappeared one night 17 years ago. The last time Jessica saw Thomas he was covered in blood and begging her to hide him. Now to find him, Jessica must confront the secrets that link her to Libby, the missing boy and a brutal murder.

Reviews

'A book to devour in one sitting, JELLYBIRD is a dark and unsettling thriller from exciting new voice Lezanne Clannachan' GOOD HOUSEKEEPING

'A tremendous debut with real psychological texture. The plotting is subtle, the balance between past and present finely judged, the prose fresh and precise' -- Nigel Farndale, bestselling author of THE BLASPHEMER

'This is a nail-biting debut full of twists and betrayal - an author to look for again.' CANDIS magazine

About the Author

Lezanne Clannachan

Lezanne Clannachan was born in Denmark before moving to England when she was fourteen. After university, she lived in Singapore for several years before moving to London to work in marketing and event management. Married with three children, Lezanne lives in West Sussex in a haunted house.

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Publication date

13th February 2014

Author

Lezanne Clannachan

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Publisher

Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co

Format

Paperback
448 pages

Categories

Family Drama
Literary Fiction
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9781409127963

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