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Thorn by Vena Cork
  

Thorn

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A single-parent family in jeopardy, a teenage daughter being stalked and an explosive ending in a psychological thriller with humorous undertones, occasionally making light of the serious subject matter, she is definitely a talent to watch.

Comparison: Nicci French, Minette Walters, Ruth Rendell.
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Synopsis

Thorn by Vena Cork

The Thorns are living a happy family life in North West London when a tragedy changes their lives for ever. Rosa takes a job as a supply drama teacher in the tough local comprehensive to which her two teenage children - a seventeen-year-old son and a fourteen-year-old daughter - also attend. Then someone begins to stalk her daughter and sinister events start to unfold. Is it the schizophrenic gardener who tends the park opposite their house? The headteacher is very interested in the attractive Rosa. Then there are her neighbours, who, on the surface seem kindly, but why are they having strange nocturnal gatherings? The urban world is becoming a sinister place for the Thorns, and is Rosa strong enough to protect her life, but more importantly, the lives of her adored children?

About the Author

Vena Cork
Vena Cork is originally from Lancashire, but has lived in London all her adult life. She attended Homerton College, Cambridge, where she was a member of Cambridge Footlights. She is married to the art critic Richard Cork and lives in north west London.

Photograph © Polly Cork

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Book Info

Publication date

1st August 2005

Author

Vena Cork

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Publisher

Headline Book Publishing Ltd

Format

Paperback

Categories

Debuts of the Month
Crime / Mystery
Thriller / Suspense


ISBN

9780755323944

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