The Thorn Girl

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Pub Date 24 Oct 2019 | Archive Date 31 Oct 2019

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** Previously titled In My Mother's Name**

A swallow flutters its wings into a dimly lit attic as Adele Foyle stumbles across the secret diary of the mother she has never met, and a shocking account of a crime committed over twenty-five years ago.

With her mother’s words etched in her mind and in the pages tucked into her jacket pocket, Adele delays joining her fiancé for a new life abroad and returns to Reedstown, the last place her mother, Marianne, was seen alive. She has one purpose: to find those who carried out the devastating attack on her mother.

Born into a Mother and Baby home run by Gloria Thornton, Adele needs to first unlock the disturbing chain of events that led to her own birth if she is to understand what happened to her mother. But news of Adele’s arrival and the diary spread like wildfire amongst the small close-knit community.

Old memories are stirring up fresh wounds. No-one wants the truth to be told. The diary is just a story, they say. Yet as Adele begins to unravel the layers of deceit, the tissue paper lies begin to fragment and her own relationship starts to break down.

Her mother was telling the truth. Adele just has to prove it, even if it puts her own life in terrible danger.

A heart-stopping, intense and emotionally engrossing read that will keep you compulsively turning the pages late into the night. If you read one book this year, make it The Thorn Girl.


** Previously titled In My Mother's Name**

** Previously titled In My Mother's Name**

A swallow flutters its wings into a dimly lit attic as Adele Foyle stumbles across the secret diary of the mother she has never met, and a shocking account...


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*** THIS IS AN UNCORRECTED ADVANCED REVIEW COPY ***

*** THIS IS AN UNCORRECTED ADVANCED REVIEW COPY ***


Advance Praise

Read what everyone is saying about Laura Elliot:

‘Electrifying, tautly written, and heart-stopping… It was so real, so powerful, I had to put it down a few times and walk away to let my emotions settle.’ NetGalley Reviewer

‘I couldn't put this book down, it really is that good… I honestly can't rate this book highly enough. 5 stars just isn't enough. Book of the year for me! Don't miss this one.’ NetGalley Reviewer

‘Laura Elliot has done it again - another twisty suspenseful thriller! Keeps you on the edge of your seat with many turns and surprises. The Wife Before Me is a pulse-pounding thrill ride from beginning to end!’ NetGalley Reviewer

‘A gripping thriller which will have you reading way past your bedtime! I enjoyed the book and the twisting plot…An engrossing thriller I thoroughly enjoyed.’ Escape With A Book

‘This was a nail-biting, gripping, too-close-for comfort compelling read that I could not put down. This book is an absolute winner.’ Goodreads Reviewer

‘Built up in intensity with brilliantly described scenes that left me racing through the bookto find out how the story would finish.’ NetGalley Reviewer

‘WOW! One of the best reads of the year!I was entertained throughout the entire book. The characters come to life and are brilliantly portrayed. Excellent writing - I truly loved this book! A definite MUST READ!' NetGalley Reviewer

‘I was gripped from the first few pages and found myself hooked on a rollercoaster ride up to the last few pages … I read it in pretty much one sitting, I just needed to know how the book was going to end.’ Donna’s Book Blog

‘Guilty is one gripping psychological thriller with a well-constructed plot and realistic and believable characters…Incredibly thought-provoking, it'll make you question everything.’ Novel Deelights

‘A mesmerizing psychological thriller…and will leave you completely fulfilled with a flawless ending. Guilty is the first novel I have read by Laura Elliot and it will NOT be my last…impossible to put down, the characters are intoxicating, and the story compulsively addictive.’ Books and Smiles

‘My emotions were in overdrive…absolutely gripping – one of my best reads of the year so far.’ Literary Lightbox

‘This page-turner is gripping, all the more because it presents the dilemmas of betrayal with brutal honesty.’ Irish Independent

Read what everyone is saying about Laura Elliot:

‘Electrifying, tautly written, and heart-stopping… It was so real, so powerful, I had to put it down a few times and walk away to let my emotions...


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