What if keeping her safe means losing her forever?
Juliet only wanted to see her childhood home one more time – to look at it from the street. She never intended to meet the new owners, let alone inveigle herself into a position as their new live-in nanny. But it’s too late now to tell the truth about who she really is.
Six-year-old Kitty has progressive mutism and cannot speak. Nobody knows why she keeps making silent phone calls to the police. Juliet makes it her mission to find out. As Juliet settles into the house, aching nostalgia for her childhood gives way to uneasiness, as troubling memories surface. She feels compelled to stay for Kitty, who tries to communicate through a talking doll – but the things she’s saying don’t make any sense. As Juliet grows increasingly concerned for Kitty’s welfare, she begins to realise that her new employers have a connection to her own past, and family secrets she has tried hard to forget. And she is horrified to learn that they have a secret too – one that could blow their world apart. Juliet faces an impossible choice. Keeping Kitty safe will cost more than she could ever have imagined.
What readers are saying about The Child In My House:
"My women's crime book of the year - truly immersive and page-turning!" --- Jane Renshaw, author of The Child Who Never Was
"Wow! I didn't see that coming. A twist and a huge one and I galloped through the pages to see what happened - I was enthralled and gripped." --- Nicki's book blog
"A fantastic read which is jam-packed with twist and turns. Gripping and intriguing from the very start." --- Charlene's book blog
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