“I’m not protected – you need to help me…”
Little Lorna Bell is from a notorious family on a rundown estate. Everyone thinks she’s a nasty piece of work. The schoolchildren call her a thief. But Lorna’s hair is matted, her shoes pinch her feet, and school teacher Claire Penny can’t help herself; some kids just need a bit more strengthen, a bit more love, than the rest.
As the bond between teacher and pupil grows stronger, Claire sees Lorna’s bruises, and digs to uncover the disturbing tale at the back of them. Heartbroken, Claire knows she has to act. She should make Lorna protected.
Just when Claire thinks she has safe Lorna, a chance encounter brings enigmatic stranger Marianne Cairns into their lives. Marianne seems generous and kind but there’s something about her story that does not fairly add up. Why does she feel so at home, and why is Lorna suddenly so unsettled?
Claire has risked everything to save Lorna. But what can save Claire from the shocking truth?
An utterly unputdownable and darkly compelling listen so that you can have fans of The Girl on the Train, The Sister, and Gone Girl absolutely hooked.