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Sorry Isn't Good Enough

Jane Bailey

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Crime & mystery

Think The Trouble with Goats and Sheep meets Good Me Bad Me: this is a coming of age mystery with a dark core.

'The trouble is, we don't recognise every danger when we see it. And that's how Mr Man manages to creep into our lives.'

It is 1966, and things are changing in the close-knit Napier Road. Stephanie is 9 years old, and she has plans:

1. Get Jesus to heal her wonky foot
2. Escape her spiteful friend Dawn
3. Persuade her mum to love her

But everything changes when Stephanie strikes up a relationship with Mr Man, who always seems pleased to see her. When Dawn goes missing in the woods during the World Cup final, no one appears to know what happened to her - but more than one of them is lying.

May 1997, and Stephanie has spent her life trying to bury the events of that terrible summer. When a man starts following her on the train home from London, she realises the dark truth of what happened may have finally caught up with her.

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Jane Bailey

Jane Bailey taught Italian and French in Bristol, where she wrote Promising (shortlisted for the Dillon's Prize) and An Angel in Waiting. Tommy Glover's Sketch of Heaven and Mad Joy are her third and fourth novels.

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