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Past Chances: A heartrending family drama psychological suspense, tragedy and independence

Bernardine Kennedy

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

A contemporary drama in the bestselling tradition of Lesley Pearse from the author of MY SISTERS' KEEPER, CHAIN OF DECEPTION, TAKEN and OLD SCORES

In her compelling new novel, Bernardine Kennedy brilliantly conveys how the damage caused in the past can cause one's life to spiral out of control.

Eleanor Rivington has always felt like an outsider. Abandoned by her mother and brought up in fear of her father, she's desperate to leave home and live like other girls in London in the seventies. When a barman from work invites her to share a flat with him and two of his friends, it is her chance to break free. But when Eleanor confronts her father the terrible tragedy that follows haunts her forever. And, despite the support of her new friends, Eleanor's life seems destined for further disappointment...

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Bernardine Kennedy

Bernardine Kennedy was born in London but spent most of her childhood in Singapore and Nigeria before settling in Essex, where she still lives with her husband Ian. She also has a son, Stephen, and daughter, Kate. Her varied working life has included careers as an air hostess, a swimming instructor and a social worker. She has been a freelance writer for many years, specialising in popular travel features for magazines. Her previous novels, Everything is Not Enough, My Sisters' Keeper, Chain of Deception, Taken, Old Scores and Past Chances, are also available from Headline.

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