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Trophy Child

UK Publisher: Transworld
US Publisher: Grove/ Atlantic

A doting mother or a pushy parent…
Can you push your child too far?

There’s nothing quite like a mother’s love . . .

Karen Bloom has always wanted the best things in life. And that includes her children; quite simply, she expects them to be perfect.

Her son, Ewan, has been something of a disappointment and she won’t be making the same mistake again with her beloved daughter, Bronte.

Bronte’s every waking hour will be spent at music lessons and dance classes, doing extra schoolwork and whatever it takes to excel.

But as Karen pushes Bronte to the brink, the rest of the family crumbles. Karen’s husband, Noel, is losing himself in work, and his teenage daughter from his first marriage, Verity, is becoming ever more volatile. The family is dangerously near breaking point.

Karen is about to learn just how deadly the pursuit of success can be . . .


‘Entertaining and insightful…, this would make the perfect gift for the pushy parent in your life.’ – Daily Mail.

‘[An] absorbing domestic thriller. . . . unexpected plot twists and sly commentary on the bourgeois milieu, will keep readers turning the pages.’—Publishers Weekly

‘Kept me guessing right until the end. I devoured it’ – Claire Douglas

‘Daly, a master of psychological thrillers has written another gem. Thriller and suspense lovers will delight in this fast-paced novel with its twists and turns. – Library Journal (starred)

 ‘A mystery to entertain.’ – Kirkus

 ‘A tale of secrecy, control, and the depths of motherly love . . . an enjoyable, well-written tale whose ending readers will not see coming.’—Booklist