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Ties That Bind

by Catherine Deveney

Debut Books of the Month eBooks of the Month Family Drama Modern and Classic Literary Fiction

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July 2010 Debut of the Month.

A debut novel exploring the loneliness, secrets and silences that haunt even the most loving of families and how some bonds, against all odds, can never be broken.

Sarah Broadhurst

Ties That Bind Synopsis

What would you do if you were invisible to your husband and your teenage son? How would you feel if they no longer spoke to you; if you knew your husband had had an affair? And what if your mother, a life-long alcoholic, had just suffered a stroke and become completely dependent on you? Above all, what if you were nurturing a secret grief so bitter and painful that it was consuming you from within?


Now imagine that one day you won £30,000. Would you take the money and walk away?


When Carol Ann disappears without trace from her middle-class life in Scotland, she leaves behind a troubled family struggling to come to terms with their past. But the secrets that drove them apart follow her to a new life in Ireland, where she is pursued by memories, particularly
of the mysterious Josie. But who was Josie and why does she have such power over the family?

 

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Ties That Bind Press Reviews

‘I was driven to the ending . . . very good indeed’ Melvyn Bragg

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ISBN: 9781906964139
Publication date: 01/07/2010
Publisher: Old Street Publishing
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781906964139
Publication date: 1st July 2010
Author: Catherine Deveney
Publisher: Old Street Publishing
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 352 pages
Genres: Debuts of the Month, eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Literary Fiction, Reading Groups,
Categories: Thriller / suspense,

About Catherine Deveney

Catherine Deveney was born and brought up  in Glasgow and now lives in the Highlands of  Scotland.  She taught English and drama before becoming a journalist who specialised   in feature writing and celebrity interviewing.   A former Scottish Journalist of the Year,  she has won many awards for her writing and  has also hosted an interview series on Scottish television. Now a freelance writer and trainer, she has written extensively about abuse in the Catholic church over the years and was responsible for breaking the story of Cardinal Keith O'Brien in the ...

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