Daughter Paperback – 28 Aug 2014
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We absolutely loved this book. It's about a GP and her family and the sudden horror that devastates their lives when their 16-year-old daughter disappears one night. It's difficult to believe that this accomplished book is a debut Judy Finnigan, Richard and Judy book club Ostensibly a suspense novel about the disappearance of a teenage girl, this taut and thought-provoking debut novel explores a working mother's guilt, something all-too familiar to many of us Woman & Home Thrilling, yet written with depth and subtlety, and tender insight into parental love Tessa Hadley Complex and baffling. Jane Shemilt builds layer upon layer of tension in a novel you won't be able to put down TESS GERRITSEN Gripping to the last page! My Weekly Thrilling Sunday Express Clever Sun Taut and thought-provoking Sunday Mirror Utterly gripping. A tautly coiled spring of suspicion and suspense which builds to a devastating ending Mail On Sunday A wonderful plot, full of tantalising reasons to read on, and of course with a killer twist at the end. What impressed me most was (...) the impossibility of truly knowing those closest to us, the pressures of parenthood - in particular working motherhood, and the terrible loss at the heart of all parenting: they grow up and away Christopher Wakling, author of What I Did
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Jenny is a successful family doctor, the mother of three great teenagers, married to a celebrated neurosurgeon.
But when her youngest child, fifteen-year-old Naomi, doesn't come home after her school play, Jenny's seemingly ideal life begins to crumble. The authorities launch a nationwide search with no success. Naomi has vanished, and her family is broken.
As the months pass, the worst-case scenarios kidnapping, murder seem less plausible. The trail has gone cold. Yet, for a desperate Jenny, the search has barely begun. More than a year after her daughter's disappearance, she's still digging for answers and what she finds disturbs her. Everyone she's trusted, everyone she thought she knew, has been keeping secrets, especially Naomi. Piecing together the traces her daughter left behind, Jenny discovers a very different Naomi from the girl she thought she'd raised.
Jenny knows she'll never be able to find Naomi unless she uncovers the whole truth about her daughter a twisting, painful journey into the past that will lead to an almost unthinkable revelation. . . ." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product Description
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It was so sad and bleak but a feel it might qualify as my Lenten observances as a penance for my many sins, though I'm not sure I deserved it.
Jenny is a GP, her husband Ted is a neurologist. They have 3 adolescent children, two sons and one daughter. One night, daughter Naomi does not return home and the novel follows what how this fractures the rest of the family and the secrets they hold.
The real disappointment for me was that there is no actual reason given for Naomi's disappearance, there was no real detail around Naomi's relationship with her mother, which I presume was to keep the reader guessing whether she was abducted or a runaway. There were lengthy descriptions of Jenny painting which got to bore the socks off me which could have been better put to going into family dynamics in my opinion.
I'll read the author's next book as like I said, the first half was really good and shows promise.
This is a book that's 'of the moment' in that it concerns a middle-aged, middle-class mother of teenagers whose daughter doesn't come home after performing in a play one evening. The family is very well off (as they always seem to be in this kind of book) the kids all have their own bathrooms etc. Each member of the family, teenage daughter, over-stretched mother, successful father, non-identical twin sons, lives up to their literary stereotype as do the minor characters.
The book takes place in two timelines, immediately before and after the daughter's disappearance, and 13 months later. The first timeline is, in my opinion, far more gripping than the second, and I was soon skipping sections of the second in which really, until the end, not a lot happens.
A sub-plot about the mother (a doctor) and a child from a working class family had real potential and had me gripped for a while but (SPOILER ALERT) that fizzled out after a while and I was so enraged by the cliches heaped upon the 'poor but loving' characters in that family that I wanted to scream. Would they really love and look after old grandma at home but leave her sitting in a pool of urine? I think not. Surprise surprise but even working class people know that's not kind!Read more ›
All in all a good book which I will recommend and am highly impressed to find that this is a debut novel.
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