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Drowning Instinct

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9781780870434

By: Isla J Bick

Jenna Lord is damaged. She has been in a psych ward, she’s seen councillors and now she has to start at a new school because her father thinks it’s best. Jenna just wants to get through. She doesn’t want to get into any trouble. There is enough trouble in her life, home is terrible, her father isn’t there mostly and her mother is a workaholic/alcoholic. No-one really has time for Jenna. No-one that is until her teacher shows interest. He offers her friendship, he offers her love.

We start this story in a hospital. We don’t know how Jenna got there. Then the narrative jumps back to where Jenna says it all began. One by one Jenna’s secrets are then revealed as she tells her tale to a recording device given to her by a detective. The style feels natural, the moments when Jenna addresses the detective directly in no way takes you out of the story.

This is a thought provoking book, with some interesting notes in the back. It touches at dark places, on many levels and is likely to stay with you for a while after you have finished reading it.

Publisher: Quercus Publishing Plc

Published: 28 February 2013

Format: Paperback 368 pages

Categories: Romance, School Stories

ISBN 13: 9781780870434

Purchase: here or use Booktopia link on the side of the page.

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