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The Thorn girl / Laura Elliot.

On a cool April evening, fifteen-year-old Marianne lays out a rug on the stone floor of an abandoned cottage and waits for her boyfriend Shane. Her mother does not know she is missing. Shane will never arrive, and by the end of the night, Marianne's life will be shattered into a million pieces. Years later, in a dimly lit attic, Adele stumbles across the secret diary of the mother she has never met, and a shocking account of a crime commited twenty-five years ago. Returning to the last place her mother was seen alive, Adele's arrival and the diary spread like wildfire amongst the small close-knit community. Old memories are stirring up fresh wounds. No one wants the truth of what happened that Spring evening ever to be told. And the deeper Adele digs, the more lies she uncovers. Can she find those responsible before they silence her?

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Barcode Shelf Location Collection Volume Ref. Branch Status Due Date Res.
C9009149762 F ELL
Adult fiction   Manunda Branch . . On Loan . 19 Oct 2020
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Field name Details
ISBN 9780751579987
Author Elliot, Laura author.
Title The Thorn girl / Laura Elliot.
Published London : Sphere, 2020.
Physical description 394 pages ; 24 cm.
General note First published in 2019 by Bookouture.
Includes extract from Laura Elliot's 'Guilty'.
Summary On a cool April evening, fifteen-year-old Marianne lays out a rug on the stone floor of an abandoned cottage and waits for her boyfriend Shane. Her mother does not know she is missing. Shane will never arrive, and by the end of the night, Marianne's life will be shattered into a million pieces. Years later, in a dimly lit attic, Adele stumbles across the secret diary of the mother she has never met, and a shocking account of a crime commited twenty-five years ago. Returning to the last place her mother was seen alive, Adele's arrival and the diary spread like wildfire amongst the small close-knit community. Old memories are stirring up fresh wounds. No one wants the truth of what happened that Spring evening ever to be told. And the deeper Adele digs, the more lies she uncovers. Can she find those responsible before they silence her?
Subject Orphans -- Ireland -- Fiction
Unmarried mothers -- Ireland -- Social conditions -- Fiction
Fiction
Diaries -- Fiction
Family secrets -- Fiction
Mothers -- Fiction
Villages -- Fiction
Thrillers (Fiction)
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