Following her expulsion from a private boarding school Vanessa, the middle child in a family of three daughters, returns home to the Southern Highlands to attend the local comprehensive. With both of her sisters away at school and her father working abroad this should be the perfect opportunity to spend time with her glamorous, autocratic mother. But instead of the idyllic life Vanessa craves she is dragged into a nightmarish world of secrets and abuse, violence and betrayal, and watches in horror as her mother self destructs in front of her. Only Alan, a childhood friend, offers Vanessa an escape from her unhappy life but will Vanessa find the strength to confide the secrets she has buried deep within her?
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Sophie Cooke grew up in the wilds of Scotland, attended seven different schools and was awarded a New Writer's Bursary from the Scottish Arts Council. She was runner up for the MacAllan/Scotland on Sunday Short Story Award for a story that later formed the opening pages of her debut novel The Glass House. Published to critical acclaim, The Glass House was nominated for the Orange Prize 2004 and shortlisted for the Saltire First Book of the Year Award 2004. Sophie Cooke is the author of several short stories published in anthologies and writes for the Guardian, Observer and Sunday Times. She has worked on screenplays for independent film companies and now lives in the East Side of Edinburgh where she is writing her second novel, set in the Hebrides.
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