Behind Closed Doors by Karen J. Mossman
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.
An enjoyable and emotional read.
Kerry wants to be a normal teenager with a normal family, but since the death of her father and her mum’s marriage to Bill, it hasn’t been possible.
Kerry has a secret that she’s hiding from everyone!
As she gets closer to new boyfriend, Tommy, and his family, that secret is harder to keep.
This well-written, character-driven tale kept me gripped from start to finish, as I rooted for Kerry to come clean and enjoy what remained of her teenage years!
Karen is a multi-genre author and says she is working her way through as many different types as she can.
However, as an avid reader, she admits to not being as adventurous. “I prefer my stories to have a little romance in them, but then romance on its own is not enough. Throw in some crime, thriller or something interesting into the plot, I will jump on it!”
Besides reading and writing, Karen is an avid book blogger. She reviews every book she reads, both on her website as well as Goodreads and Amazon and you will often find her browsing the shelves of Goodreads to see what other people are reading and doing.
Apart from books, she loves cross stitching and the fact she is ‘retired’ now and can do whatever she wants!
Karen lives on the beautiful Isle of Anglesey off the North Wales coast. She makes time to walk every day enjoying both the countryside and the ocean.