When 15-year-old Becs meets Bracken, she is convinced she's found her soul mate. So what if he's much older? He understands her, she feels free with him and when he holds her she feels safe. But is she?
Some young women in the area have been sexually assaulted. It's the talk of the school. And when Bec's best friend, Mary-Jane, becomes his latest victim, the true dangers hit home: just as Rebecca is starting to wonder about her future with Bracken, poor M-J rapidly shrinks away from life....
Set during the sweltering-hot summer of 1976, Pretty Thing is a powerful coming-of-age novel, a story of first encounters, dark obsession, broken trust and last chances. It pits true love against real life and asks: is love really all you need?
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- Peter Maxwell-Lyte
I felt it ran out of steam.
Do women really obsess like this?
Read it over night
I felt a lot of energy invested into the story.
Gripping yet depressing.
Wondered why the father couldn’t communicate until he got sober?
Definitely recommend you should read it!