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A man who was the pillar of the society had been accused of child abuse, and it was upto social worker Kit to decide of his 3 children were safe in their home while cops were investigating the charges.
This was a new author and a new premise. I generally avoided books with child abuse. But there was nothing graphic in this, just an investigation to check the veracity.
The book was slightly slow, but that was because it was extremely character driven where the truth was revealed only in the last few pages. I liked how the author provided tiny clues as bread crumbs. But sadly enough, I couldn’t begin to piece them together.
With such a sensitive topic, I felt the author did complete justice to the issue as well as build up suspense later down the pages. Power play seemed authentic, the rich did like to have their way. Kit was wonderful in her portrayal of a social worker who was stepping into a minefield of lies and facts. I enjoyed how she led the story to a finish.
Quite a different read from the norm, the story captured me where the balance of truth was kept in check by power and money. But unlike realities of life, truth did shine through in this book. I was happy to see that.
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An evil monster exposed?
Or an innocent father condemned?
A scandal will shake a small community to its very foundations.
Sandbeach, South Wales.
Two women have come forward to make historical sexual allegations against a pillar of the local community, Matthew Cooper.
The case lands on the desk of inexperienced Social Worker, Kit Goddard, who must remove Cooper from his home and family while the investigation is carried out. Although intrepid and intuitive, she is ill-prepared for such a high-profile case.
Kit finds herself navigating a local minefield of connections and class, reputations and rumour. Unsure whether her interference is a heroic intervention or a hurtful intrusion, she knows one thing: it will have an impact. The question is whether this impact will be to expose a lie, or destroy an innocent life…
Publication Date: February 2021
I received an ARC from NetGalley and the publisher, and this is my journey down its pages, straight from the heart. STRICTLY HONEST and UNBIASED.
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