Emma Hornby lives on a tight-knit working-class estate in Bolton and has read sagas all her life. Before pursuing a career as a novelist, she had a variety of jobs, from care assistant for the elderly, to working in a Blackpool rock factory. She was inspired to write after researching her family history; like the characters in her books, many generations of her family eked out life amidst the squalor and poverty of Lancashire's slums.
'Compelling. A gripping and powerful tale of vengeance and
reprisal' * Val Wood, author of Children of Fortune *
'I loved the twists and turns. The emotional pull on my heartstrings was exquisite. Emma Hornby is a natural storyteller who always delivers and, from the first words to the last, my attention was captured. Read this story at your leisure, read it on the bus or on the train, in your lounge or in your bed - but you must read it. Storytelling at its best' * Sheila Riley, author of The Mersey Mistress *
'Edge of your seat drama, a book not to be missed!' * Lindsey Hutchinson, author of The Hat Girl from Silver Street *
'A moving picture of an abused mother's love for her family, beautifully written and enthralling from the very first word' * Gracie Hart, author of The Baker's Girl *