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  • Published: 31 March 2022
  • ISBN: 9780552178105
  • Imprint: Bantam
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $17.99
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A Mother’s Betrayal



A new gritty, page-turning historical saga from Emma Hornby, Northern England's answer to Dilly Court.

Manchester, 1867

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 their drunkenness and quick tempers. Her eldest step-son Conrad is the worst of them all - a brute and a criminal who makes Mara's life a misery.

But then Conrad is accused of a crime he didn't commit, and 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 free from her step-son's villainy?

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  • Published: 31 March 2022
  • ISBN: 9780552178105
  • Imprint: Bantam
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $17.99
Categories:

About the author

Emma Hornby

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.

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