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Summary

When Ailsa Field uproots her family to Norfolk, she's determined a change of scene will fix all their problems. Then the Fairports move in next door, and Ailsa is terrified their influence will damage her family's new start. But for teenagers Romy and Jay, none of that matters.

But when Romy decides to help Jay, what starts as an innocent plan quickly threatens to destroy the Field family forever....

©2015 Fiona Neill (P)2015 W F Howes Ltd

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"Neill's characters are so cleverly depicted, you feel as if you've met at least one of them before." ( Vogue)

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  • Montignac sur Charente, France
  • 01-02-18

Not a likeable character in this book

I wish I had read the other reviews before listening to this book. A group of disfunctional characters, none of them particularly likeable. Far too much detail of teenage sex and the lives of self-centred characters are so boring that I shall be returning this book, having only listened to half of it.

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Terrible plot!

I bought this book because the author’s other book, Betrayals , was really good.
But this one is awful! The plot evolves around two teenagers and the issue they have is ridiculous. On top of that, the characters are very similar to the other book- brain researchers, alternative therapy enthusiasts, and a career person. The main teenage character is doing various science A levels and is portrayed basically as a medic.
Absolutely ridiculous. I returned this book.

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Disappointing

There is not enough distinction between this book and The Betrayals. The characters have many similarities which I found irritating although the storyline is different. I think The Betrayals is the better of the two in my opinion.

I love the part in this book near the beginning where the mother is describing how her daughter is the child who has left the least trace around the house and made the least fuss when growing up. And then everything changes.

If this book had been more distinct from the other (i.e. without another father also involved in academic behaviour-ralted research, without another woman interested in alternative therapy) I'd have liked it much more.