by Gordon Reece


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Longing to hide from the world after the trauma of her parents' divorce and the terrible bullying inflicted on her in school, teenaged Shelley moves with her timid mother to a remote cottage in the English countryside where all goes well, until an intruder invades their reclusive life and nothing is ever the same again.

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