Narrated By: Carole Boyd
Duration: 9 hours and 30 minutes
What to expect
Sometimes a damaged child becomes a broken man…
It’s 1954 and Adam Carter is twelve years old, an only child with no friends nor any self confidence. His father Edward is a bully of a man. A successful and ruthless businessman, he breeds fear into the heart of his family. Adam’s mother Peggy is too cowed to protect her son, so Adam’s only support comes in the shape of Phil Wallis, the school bus driver.
One particular afternoon, when Adam is his last drop of the day, Phil decides to accompany him along the darkening wood land to his house, never suspecting that as they chat innocently, in the house at the end of the track a terrible tragedy is unfolding which will change Adam’s life forever.
Modern & contemporary fiction
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Praise for Josephine Cox:
'Thanks to her near faultless writing, sympathies will lurch from one character to another, and as events reach their dramatic conclusion readers will find it impossible to tear themselves away.' News of the World
'Another hit for Josephine Cox' Sunday Express
‘Cox's talent as storyteller never lets you escape the spell' Daily Mail