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February 6, 2016



When Jules Bright hears a knock on the door, the last person she expects to find is a detective bringing her the news she’s feared for the last three years. Amelia Quentin is being released from prison.
Jules’s life is very different now to the one she’d known before Amelia shattered it completely. Knowing the girl is coming back she needs to decide what to do. Friends and family gather round, fearing for Jules’s safety. They know that justice was never served; every one of them wants to make the Quentin girl pay.
The question is, what will Jules do, and which of them she or Amelia has the most to fear?
Can you ever escape your past? Nine year old Amelia very sadly had no sense of humour. She didn’t speak much either at least not to her mother. Amelia was a dreadful child. Young Daisy lived at the Mermaid pub that her parents had bought. Strange things start to happen in the Mermaid Inn, there is the ghost of Ruby a little girl who lost her life in a fire in the Mermaid public house. Jules found the news in the late-nineteenth-century edition of the Kesterly Chronicle.  Daisy knows how rude Amelia can be as she had been in the Mermaid to play with Daisy.  But Daisy gets to hear from her friends, the most horrible stories about what kind of things Amelia Quentin got up to at one of the schools Amelia had been excluded from. Things take a drastic turn as Amelia Quentin is to be charged with murder. But who did she murder and why?
What I like about Susan Lewis is that she brings something different to every book that she writes.  Her novels are always full of research. The topics are full of everyday family life, and that Susan never seems to be afraid to tackle issues such as cyberbullying, child abuse, dementia or murder.

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  1. It sounds an interesting book.

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