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Hide Her Name by Nadine Dorries
  

Hide Her Name

Part of the The Four Streets Trilogy Series
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December 2014 Book of the Month.

A moving and at times harrowing read, the second in the trilogy drops you straight back into the traumatic aftermath of ‘The Four Streets” so brace yourself and prepare for a maelstrom of emotions to surge over you. If you haven't yet read ‘The Four Streets’, start there to make the most of the story, to understand what makes these people tick. The author has created a tangible cast of characters, she paints their lives; the scandal, the gossip, the affection and friendship simply yet expressively. Family is everything, the Doherty’s and Deane’s are fascinating, they aren't perfect, they make mistakes but remain steadfast and true to each other (well, most of them do). This is not an easy cosy read, it is challenging and stimulating, yet somehow optimism shyly hides just out of sight. The ending leaves you wanting more, but there is consolation in knowing there is a third book yet to come. ~ Liz Robinson

Reader Reviews

In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Reader Review Panel members were also lucky enough to read and review The Four Streets, the first title in this series.  You can read their reviews below.

  • Anne Marigold - 'Wonderful. It has a little of everything – love, hate, births, deaths, marriages, fun, laughter, sadness and misery. I found it uplifting.  Anyone who enjoys Call the Midwife will love this book.' Read full review >
  • Dorothy Calderwood - 'I found The Four Streets heartrending and devastating at times, but humour and human goodness shine through...I look forward to reading the remaining books.' Read full review >
  • Vanessa Wild - 'A well written and absorbing family drama with a great sense of community...A realistic and stirring tale which I very much enjoyed.' Read full review >
  • Barbara Goldie - 'A cup of tea, box of tissues andThe Four Streets, perfect! A book to make you smile, shed a tear or two and remember.' Read full review >
  • Debbie Wood - 'Large families living in poverty and community spirit all woven together into one book, tells a story of love, kindness and struggles with day to day life.' Read full review >
  • Lynda DeFreitas - '1950's Liverpool where poverty and hardship go hand in hand with community values and big personalities...This would be an ideal choice to take on holiday as it is such an easy read.' Read full review >
  • Alex Hetherington - 'Nadine Dorries has written a heartfelt tale in her debut novel.'
  • Susan Wallace - 'I felt that this book lacked depth.  The descriptions of poverty and hardship were minimal and didn’t evoke any empathy with the characters.' Read full review >
  • Mollie Mayson-Simpson - 'this was a great story, competently told, and one I shall recommend to my reading friends: I will also look out for a sequel.' Read full review >
  • Joan Sidwell - 'If you have memories of growing up in the 1950's and 1960's, are from Liverpool...or you just enjoy a good, well written, family saga, then I am sure you will enjoy this book, I certainly did.' Read full review >
  • Sarah Jones - 'It has a lot to offer; larger than life characters, some with hidden secrets, happy and tragic events and a hint of the supernatural...I think this book would appeal to those who have read the Call the Midwife books.' Read full review >
  • Marjorie Lacy - 'The tales of the 'make do and mend' lifestyle of the wives, their one pleasure drinking tea and a gossip...As Nadine's debut novel, overall it is a story worth telling.' Read full review >
  • Kath Thornton - 'I thought I was going to enjoy this book and I certainly wasn't disappointed...You will laugh and cry all the way through the book.' Read full review >
  • Vicki Sharman - 'I thought it was very good and an easy to read book. I giggled a bit and cried a lot...' Read full review >

Synopsis

Hide Her Name by Nadine Dorries

No one knows - or is saying - who did it, least of all the police, but they are not giving up their search for the truth. Somewhere, in this tight-knit Irish Catholic community, someone must know something. Someone will surely talk one day. Meanwhile, 14-year-old Kitty Doherty, pregnant with the dead man's child, is a living danger to everyone who needs to keep the secret. Her mother, Maura and best friend Nellie's grandmother, the redoutable Kathleen, decide the girls must be spirited away quietly to Ireland to await the birth of the baby. But it isn't easy to keep a secret that big.

Reviews

'The characters are engaging, the streets scenes cinematic and the theme of the novel powerful.'
The Times

'A vigorous and vibrant story...An addictive novel to be devoured in one sitting.' The Sunday Express

About the Author

Nadine Dorries

Nadine Dorries was born and raised on a council estate in Liverpool in the 1950s and 60s, the dawn of the Mersey beat. Her family were part of a close-knit Irish Catholic community, most of whom came to work on the docks of Merseyside from rural Ireland. Nadine trained as a nurse, working in hospitals in Warrington and Liverpool. After qualifying she moved to Zambia for a year and ran a school for local children. On her return to the UK, she founded, ran and sold her own business, Company Kids Ltd, which provided childcare services for working parents.

Determined to give something back, Nadine entered politics. In the 2005 general elections she was elected as the MP for Mid-Bedfordshire, a position she continues to hold nine years later. One of the most well-known politicians working in Britain, she is renowned for her determination to push her chosen causes to the top of the political agenda. She created a political storm when she described Prime Minister David Cameron and Chancellor George Osborne as ‘two arrogant posh boys’. In 2012 she was a star of ITV’s ‘I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here’.

A successful businesswoman and passionate Member of Parliament, in 2013 Nadine achieved another life long ambition and wrote her debut novel. The Four Streets is the first in series, and Nadine is currently working on the second book, to be published in December 2014.

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Book Info

Publication date

4th December 2014

Author

Nadine Dorries

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Publisher

Head of Zeus

Format

Hardback
368 pages

Categories

Sagas and Romance
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ISBN

9781781857618

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