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'Can there be a more unreliable narrator than a teenage girl?'

Fiona Palmer is (un)happily married when a chance meeting with her former teacher plunges her headlong into an affair.

Intercut with the realities of their adult relationship, Fiona remembers first meeting the enigmatic Henry Morgan as a precocious and lonely fourteen-year-old. Her schoolgirl crush developed into an intense relationship, but it was always one which she controlled.

Or did she?

A controversial, compelling debut novel from an award-winning writer which will appeal to fans of The Girl on a Train.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 126 x 198 x 21mm | 229g
  • Ebury Press
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1785030302
  • 9781785030307
  • 1,719,167

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"Unsettling and compelling…"
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Unsettling and compelling -- Fannie Blake * Woman and Home * a memorable, powerful and fascinating read. Joanna Barnard has skilfully, subtly and with great compassion written a gripping and provocative tale that deserves to be read -- Liz Robinson * LoveReading * Unsettling and compelling... -- Fanny Blake * Woman And Home * What a fabulous debut!... a writer of great talent, she tackles a difficult and complex subject with such sensitivity and skill -- Louise Douglas
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About Joanna Barnard

Joanna Barnard works as a counsellor. In 2014, she won the inaugural Bath Novel Award. A Northerner currently exiled in the South of England, Joanna misses flat vowels, friendly bus drivers and chips and gravy.

She is the author of Precocious and Hush Little Baby.
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249 ratings
3.61 out of 5 stars
5 25% (62)
4 31% (76)
3 30% (75)
2 10% (26)
1 4% (10)
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