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Shattered Lives: A harrowing tale of family, hardship and betrayal

Bernardine Kennedy

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Crime & mystery

Bernardine Kennedy draws on her experiences as a social worker to create compelling fictional dramas that are hard-hitting, emotional and utterly compelling.

When they were orphaned at a young age, sisters Hannah and Julie had to learn to look after themselves. Years later and all grown up, Hannah, with her steady job and happy marriage, seems to have fallen on her feet. The same can t be said for Julie, however.

First pregnant at fifteen, and now with three children from three different men and living with a serious drug addiction, she needs help. It s up to Hannah to step in, but in doing so she discovers, in the most devastating way, that her own life might not be so perfect after all

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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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