Fourteen-year-old Trixie Jackson hoped she had a future to look forward to. But when she is sacked from the local factory she is forced to work as a housekeeper for one of her father's friends - a man she instinctively dislikes.
Kept under lock and key, her life soon becomes a living hell. But in her haste to escape she injures herself and ends up in hospital. However, her troubles are only just beginning. When her mother is involved in a tragic accident and dies, Trixie and her younger sister Cilla are left at the mercy of their bullying father. All too quickly he brings his mistress Daisy into the house. And she will stop at nothing to make the girls' lives utter misery.
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An captivating new saga set in Liverpool from the author of A Love Like Ours.From the Back Cover:
'Look for number twenty,' her father ordered, his grip on her arm tightening as they turned into Cavendish Road.
Trixie's heart thudded. She'd never even been down any of the roads this far from Scotland Road before and now, or so it seemed, number twenty Cavendish Road was where she was going to live and with a middle-aged man who was a complete stranger. How could her father do something like this to her? she wondered.
They paused as he spotted the number painted in white on a black door between two shops. 'This must be the place, he said, pushing her towards it.
She was so petrified that her legs wouldn't move. Her father nudged her forward and she stumbled. She would have fallen if he hadn't still been holding her arm so tightly.
She was shaking so much that when the door opened she could only stare at the man who stood there more convinced than ever that it wasn't just a bad dream but a terrible nightmare.
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Book Description Arrow, 2009. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0099527359