By (author) Jenny Tomlin
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Sweetie by Jenny Tomlin
Book DescriptionIt is the summer of 1976, the hottest summer on record. In the heart of London's bustling East End lies a tight-knit community of families. They lead a very traditional way of life, the men are down the pub, the women are gossiping at the toddler group in the working women's club and the children stay out late in the long summer evenings, playing in the park and roaming the streets carefree.In the sweltering heat, Grace Ballantyne leaves her son Adam playing in his toy car in the garden. When she returns, she finds the door to the car open and her four-year-old son is nowhere in sight. As Grace frantically searches, panic creeps in and so the nightmare begins. A series of horrific assaults on young children spreads through the neighbourhood, each one more brutal; there is only so much this close community can take. As they cling to one another for hope and survival, the men beat up the school caretaker who they believe to be the perpetrator of this twisted abuse. But have they got the right man? Finally, it is the women who take control. In a battle to protect their families - and seek revenge - they make sure the attacker gets his just desserts.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780099509837
(198mm x 129mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Arrow Books Ltd
Publish Date: 3-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Jenny Tomlin
Send Me No Flowers, Paperback (July 2009)
Donna Stewart's family is poor but respectable and hard working. Donna is beautiful and clever - about to go up to university. Celebrating her exam results with her friends at a club, she meets Danny Lester, 10 years older, much richer, a businessman - he sweeps her off her feet. But it gradually emerges that he is a criminal and a sadist.
Not Alone, Paperback (January 2008)
The number one bestselling author of BEHIND CLOSED DOORS and SILENT SISTERS, Jenny Tomlin, brings us her own - and other - stories of surviving abuse
Silent Sisters, Paperback (February 2007)
The harrowing sequel to number-one-bestselling BEHIND CLOSED DOORS. A top 10 bestseller in hardback, Jenny and her sister Kim tell the shocking story of an abusive relationship, teenage pregnancy, and their brother's early death.
Behind Closed Doors, Paperback (February 2006)» View all books by Jenny Tomlin
The number one bestselling, heartbreaking childhood memoir of abuse and true story of the triumph of the human spirit.
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Author Biography - Jenny Tomlin
Jenny Tomlin is happily married and living in France. With continuing support from her two children Martine and LJ, she still loves to write and enjoys family life to the full. She champions the causes of those charities that fight to wipe out abuse in all its forms, these include Barnardo's, Refuge, Red Cross and Domestic Violence Units, amongst others. Her other works have been in non-fiction: Behind Closed Doors, Silent Sisters and Not Alone.
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