The Special Girls: A gripping summer thriller read full of shocking twists Hardcover – 6 Apr 2017
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They are called the 'special girls'. How are they special and why were they chosen? Historical child sex abuse is linked to the murder of a young doctor in this gripping psychological thrillerSee all Product description
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I have read many novels that feature historical abuse. But none quite like this one. The plot somehow manages to touch on every theme related & is a full and frank account of how Historical abuse has a distressing impact on victims & their families. It touches upon how abusers target victims with no credibility and how they ultimately engulf the victims via controlling behaviours & manipulation. It negotiates feelings of self-blame and blaming others. With more & more victims coming forward in real life. We are very much reminded that although abusers sexually violate the body, their behaviour also causes a huge strain on the victims mental wellbeing. Essentially………How do you take down a man…….When he holds all the power?
There are some other background characters, all of them woven into this cleverly written book. The cop from the past, past victims and the journalist determined to aid the case. It builds and builds to an absolutely devastating ending…….Which again fully demonstrates how this particular case of historical abuse effects every single character involved in the novel. As a mother myself of a teenage girl, I found this very shocking and thought provoking. A very difficult topic and a 5* read!
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