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Blood Ties

by Sam Hayes

Debut Books of the Month eBooks of the Month Family Drama Historical Fiction

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A hard-hitting tale of abduction, prostitution, child abuse, family secrets and betrayal.  With a few red herrings scattered around to confuse, a gritty sense of real-life drama and a page-turning compulsion, this is a sort of misery memoir (albeit fiction) mixed with a contemporary saga.  It’s an area about to expand as the popularity for real life stories of child torment and abuse catch the novelist’s imagination.

Comparison: Sandra Brown, Jodi Picoult, Hilary Norman.

Sarah Broadhurst

Blood Ties Synopsis

January 1992. A baby girl is left alone for a moment. Long enough for a mother to dash into a shop. Long enough for a child to be taken.

Thirteen years later, solicitor Robert Knight`s stepdaughter wins a place at a prestigious school for the gifted. The only puzzle is his wife Erin`s reaction. Why is she so reluctant to let Ruby go? Doesn`t she want what`s best for her? As Erin grows more evasive, Robert can`t help but feel she has something to hide, and when he stumbles on mysterious letters, he discovers she has been lying to him. Somewhere in his wife`s past lies a secret; a shocking secret that threatens to destroy everything…

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ISBN: 9780755337330
Publication date: 20/09/2007
Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780755337330
Publication date: 20th September 2007
Author: Sam Hayes
Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
Format: Paperback
Genres: Debuts of the Month, eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Historical Fiction,

About Sam Hayes

Sam Hayes grew up in the Midlands, and has lived in Australia and America. Her writing career began when she won a short story competition in 2003. She lives in a three-hundred-year-old farmhouse in a Leicestershire village with her Australian husband and three children.Photograph © Sebastian Lister 

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