Her Turn to Cry

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‘Powerful story telling with a dark mystery at its heart’ Amanda Hodgkinson, New York Times bestselling author of SPILT MILK

Twelve years ago Joycie Todd’s mother abandoned her. But what if she never really left? A tautly written psychological suspense novel, perfect for fans of B.A. Paris and Alex Lake.

London, 1965. Top model Joycie Todd lives a glittering life with photographer Marcus Blake. But her childhood tells a different story...

When she was eleven, Joycie’s mother disappeared. Run away with another man, so everyone says. But Joycie can’t forget the thumps she heard in the night, or the bloodstained rug hidden under the bed. A rug that was gone the next day.

Twelve years later, Joycie has left her past behind. But when an old friend dies, Joycie is left a letter beseeching her to find out the truth. Unable to keep the door locked any longer, Joycie sets out to discover why her mother left her – if she ever really did.

As she travels to the shabby seaside towns of her childhood, Joycie soon finds that it’s not just her mother who vanished all those years ago. Joycie knows the disappearances are connected, she just doesn’t know how. But there’s someone out there who does – and they will do anything to keep it buried.

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About the author

Chris Curran worked as an actor and scriptwriter in alternative theatre for several years. She has had short stories published in women’s magazines and she reviews fiction for various publications and blogs. An early draft of her debut novel, MINDSIGHT, was shortlisted for the Yeovil Literary Prize in 2013. HER TURN TO CRY is her second novel.

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Publisher
HarperCollins UK
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Published on
Jul 8, 2016
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Pages
256
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ISBN
9780008196059
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / LGBT / Gay
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
Fiction / Psychological
Fiction / Romance / Suspense
Fiction / Thrillers / Psychological
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
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