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A family drama full of suspense, tension and heartache. Nina’s 15 year old daughter Scarlett is pregnant, and the father is a married man. As the main story moves from before to after the revelation, Scarlett also tells her story, however she won’t say who the father is. Amanda Brooke lights the fuse and then fans the flames, encouraging questions as Nina turns her family inside out in an attempt to find answers and understand what has happened. This is a story deliberately set to challenge, prod and provoke, yet there is an undeniable sense of compassion and empathy touching the pages. As manipulation is revealed and answers haunt the final pages, ‘The Affair’ stands out as an entirely captivating and thought-provoking read. ~ Liz Robinson
A shocking story about a fifteen-year-old girl and the man who took advantage of her You might as well know from the start, I'm not going to tell on him and I don't care how much trouble I get in. It's not like it could get any worse than it already is. I can't. Don't ask me why, I just can't. When Nina finds out that her fifteen-year-old daughter, Scarlett, is pregnant, her world falls apart. Because Scarlet won't tell anyone who the father is. And Nina is scared that the answer will destroy everything. As the suspects mount - from Scarlett's teacher to Nina's new husband of less than a year - Nina searches for the truth: no matter what the cost.
Closing date: 11/07/2019
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Praise for Amanda Brooke:
'An unashamed weepy, intriguingly plotted and with relatable characters
'An emotional journey and a great read!'
'Full of twists, this is a deeply emotional, poignant tale that will remain with you long after it ends'
'[A] touching sensitive story ... an extraordinary, moving tale'
'Enchanting, moving and hard to put down'
'A haunting and heartbreaking story that stayed with me long after I'd finished'
'Magical and unputdownable'
'An extraordinary debut novel'
Publication date: 12/01/2017
Publisher: Harper an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
|Publication date:||12th January 2017|
|Publisher:||Harper an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers|
|Genres:||Reader Reviewed Books, eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Reading Groups, Relationship Stories,|
|Categories:||Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Thriller / suspense,|
Amanda Brooke lives in Liverpool with her daughter, Jessica, two cats and a laptop within easy reach. Her debut novel, Yesterday’s Sun, was a Richard and Judy Book Club pick. Author photo © Mark McNultyMore About Amanda Brooke