Kerry tries to protect her sister, but she can’t protect her mum or herself from Bill, her stepfather. He’s mean and volatile and likes to drink. When she meets Tommy, they fall in love, and she finds out his last girlfriend brought trouble to his nice normal family. Not wanting to jeopardise their relationship and do the same, Kerry tries to keep her secrets behind closed doors.
Eventually, the bruises and the lies tell their own story. She can’t hide the fact Bill is wrecking their family, and deeper family issues threaten to destroy the best thing that ever happened to her—Tommy.
A coming of age story set to a backdrop of seventies music and fashion.
Where did the idea for the story come from?
I drew on my own experience of being a teenage in the seventies. Although, the area and time is real, the story is fiction.
Summarise your book in ten words.
A heartbreaking story of a girl and her first love.
Give a quote from the books, one that says little but speaks volumes.
The only problem with solitude is that sometimes it’s hard not to think about things you’d rather forget.
Where are you located?
I live on Anglesey in Wales