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Sins of the Father [Kindle Edition]

Kitty Neale
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (98 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Emma Chambers has an way out of the poverty-stricken life she lives – but it might just destroy her to take it…

The gritty new tale from the bestselling author of NOBODY’S GIRL.


Left to raise eight siblings after her mother's death, 17-year-old Emma Chambers faces a daily battle with hunger and her father's drunken rages.

Until she is offered a way out. If she marries landlord Horace Bell - twenty years her senior - Emma can swap abject poverty for comfort.


But Horace soon reveals his true, sadistic colours. Emma is thankful when he eventually abandons her - until she realises she is again penniless and in peril.

A chance meeting plants an idea in her mind. All her life, men have taken advantage of her. Now it's time to turn the tables.

Years later, and Emma has built up a successful business on South London's meanest streets. But then tragedy strikes - and it becomes clear that someone has been watching Emma, intent on revenge…

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‘Full of drama and heartache.’
Closer Magazine

‘A surprisingly gritty novel.’
Lancashire Evening Post

About the Author

Kitty Neale was raised in South London and this working class area became the inspiration for her novels. In the 1980s she moved to Surrey with her husband and two children, but in 1998 there was a catalyst in her life when her son died, aged 27. After working for 2 years with other bereaved parents in a support group, Kitty took up writing, and now lives in Spain with her husband.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 533 KB
  • Print Length: 592 pages
  • Publisher: Avon (25 Jun. 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002UZ5J90
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (98 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,992 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.7 out of 5 stars
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sins of the Father 18 Feb. 2008
Another great book by this author, she excelled herself in her last book Nobodys girl. But yet again, she holds your attention continually by twisting and turning the plot so that you are never sure what the outcome will be. The storyline flows and the empathy you feel with the characters does justice to the skill of the author. It was a book that I found I could not put down and was able read the whole book in a few days. Well done. After reading the extract of her new book Draper's Alley roll on August 08.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gripping 16 Sept. 2010
I bought this book on holiday but didn't start to read it until I got home. Its one of those books which once you start reading it you can't put it down. I started reading it one night and had to force myself to put it down at 1.30am. I will definatly be buying more books by Kitty Neale.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars SINS OF THE FATHER (KITTY NEALE) 16 April 2008
I read this book in under two days. Couldn't put it down because I wanted to know what happened next. You feel empathy for the characters and engrossed in the storyline. Another excellent offering from Kitty Neale and I can't wait til August for 'Draper's Alley'.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great story but.................................. 14 July 2008
I bought this book as part of a 3 for 2 offer and, as I was in a hurry, picked it because the cover looked interesting..................
Well, I kept reading until the end because I DID want to know what happened but the writing style made me feel that I was back in the junior class at school. You know the type of thing, 'she climbed the stairs and then she walked along the landing and then she opened the door and then she entered the room......................' It began to feel very contrived and, though I still wanted to know what actually happened, I was pretty certain by about a quarter of the way through how it was going to end.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another brilliant book by Kitty Neale 30 Jan. 2011
I am a great fan of Kitty Neale and after reading other peoples reviews on this book i knew i wouldnt be disappointed.
I am only three quarters of the way through the book but the story is just brilliant.
The story has so many twists and turns you just never know where it is going to go to next.
For all fans of Kitty Neale i would highly recommend this book. For people who have never read any of her books this one is a good one to start and i can guarantee it wont be long before you are looking forward to reading other books by her.
I never like books that take ages to get into the story line but that is never so with this authors books from the minute you start to read the first page the story has started.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gr8 read 4 Aug. 2013
By aj
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This book is a must for true Kitty fans, well written, I have read two or three of her books and found this the best so far, I couldn't put the book down
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic 4 May 2015
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Loved it.
Poor Emma has a hard life, her father makes her marry Horace, just so they don't get evicted!
Unfortunately Emma can't cope with the physical side to the marriage, I don't blame, she's married to a horrible person, who manipulates her, but not for long, she drinks to cope, and that gives her courage to stand up to him, then he decides, when he finds out that she's pregnant, that the baby isn't his!
Janet Davies
Falmouth Cornwall
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3.0 out of 5 stars Predictable Fairytale 26 Aug. 2015
By Dee56
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I found a lot of similarities to Catherine Cookson wherein the woman goes from rags to riches and shows tremendous strength in the face of huge odds. I just dislike that the ending is always the woman getting her Prince like in all fairy tales. Would love to see her as the heroine she really is without a man running in to save her. Otherwise it was a good holiday read.
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