- Publisher: Transworld Ireland (2022-04-26)
- Language: English
- Paperback: 368 pages
- ISBN-13: 9780552178105
- Item Weight: 255.15 grams
- Dimensions: 7.78 x 4.97 x 0.91 cm
Mara longs for a peaceful life free of violence and poverty. But she has married into the O'Hara family, who have a reputation for drunkenness and quick tempers. Her eldest stepson Conrad is the worst of them all - a brute and a criminal who makes Mara's life a misery.
But when Conrad is accused of a crime he didn't commit, Mara is the only one who can prove his innocence. Perhaps this is her chance to finally free her family from his toxic influence . . .
Will Mara clear Conrad's name, or will she have the courage to break away from her stepson's villainy?
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About the Author
Emma Hornby lives on a tight-knit working-class estate in Bolton and has read sagas all her life. Before pursuing a career as a novelist, she had a variety of jobs, from care assistant for the elderly, to working in a Blackpool rock factory. She was inspired to write after researching her family history; like the characters in her books, many generations of her family eked out life amidst the squalor and poverty of Lancashire's slums.