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The much-anticipated new thriller from the million-copy bestselling author of The Girl Before

‘Excellent – domestic noir in all its darkest shades’ CARA HUNTER

The child you never knew
knows all your secrets . . .

Out of the blue, Susie Jukes is contacted on social media by Anna, the girl she gave up for adoption fifteen years ago.

But when they meet, Anna’s home life sounds distinctly strange to Susie and her husband Gabe. And when Anna’s adoptive parents seem to overreact to the fact she contacted them at all, Susie becomes convinced that Anna needs her help.

But is Anna’s own behaviour simply what you’d expect from someone recovering from a traumatic childhood? Or are there other secrets at play here – secrets Susie has also been hiding for the last fifteen years?

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Duffy’s Thoughts On My Darling Daughter

Rating: 4 out of 5.

I loved both The Girl Before and The Perfect Wife so kinda knew what I was getting myself into with this next domestic noir My Darling Daughter from JP Delaney. I was not disappointed.

The relationship between Susie and Anna is a complex one. All those feelings of guilt and abandonment intertwined with love (or, is it power?) are acutely described within the pages. As the pace builds and the plot unfolds I could literally feel the tension brewing which had me reading this one in just two sittings, I just couldn’t put it down. Anna in particular is one creepy teenager with many layers to her character, all of which come across as authentic.

If you love domestic noir, My Darling Daughter certainly won’t let you down. Just be prepared and get your book nook set up as you won’t be moving until the last page!

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Published by Hachette and available at all good bookstores

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