By Helen Black
Meet Liberty Chapman - a high-flying lawyer with a very murky past... and where a murky future beckons when she is reunited with the family she thought she left behind a long time ago.
'Gripping and gritty, this book will keep you hooked from the first page to the last.' Roberta Kray
Liberty Chapman had a difficult childhood. The oldest of four kids, she tried to protect them from their violent father until one day he murdered their mother and got sent down.
What was left of the family rattled through the care system, bouncing from foster placement to care home. Liberty would have probably ended up on drugs, or dead, or worse if it hadn't been for a ballsy solicitor who told her to get her act together.So that's what she did. She kept her nose clean, got an education.
And look at her now. New name, new accent, new town. The past is far behind her and she's concentrating on her own legal career. She has a Porsche, a house in Hampstead... and then one morning her boss asks her to do a favour. He wants her to go to Leeds, to get an important client's son off an assault charge.
But Leeds is in Liberty's past. And once she hits town, the past slaps her in the face... and pulls her back into what she worked so hard to leave behind.
HELEN BLACK grew up in Pontefract, West Yorkshire. At 18 she went to Hull university and left three years later with a tattoo on her shoulder and a law degree. She became a lawyer in Peckham and soon had a loyal following of teenagers needing legal advice and bus fares. She ended up working in Luton, working predominantly for children going through the care system.
Helen is married to a long-suffering lawyer and is the mother of young twins which take up 90% of her waking hours.
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24 Aug 2017
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Gripping and gritty, this book will keep you hooked from the first page to the last — Roberta Kray