Can you really keep them safe? What if who they are puts them at risk?
And what if they have blood on their hands?
Teenager Allie Kennaway heads off for prom night, cheered on by her dad Steve and little sister Teagan. But Allie never comes home, beaten to death in an apparent hate crime because of her transgender identity. As police investigate the brutal murder, a crime that has appalled the country, one parent is at her wit's end with her son's behaviour. Are his outbursts and silences hiding something much darker than adolescent mood swings? And if her suspicions are correct, then what does she do? Another parent will fight tooth and nail to save his boy from the full force of the law. After all, blood is thicker than water and everyone should look after their own. But if he succeeds then Allie and her family will never get the justice they deserve.
A groundbreaking story of love and hate, loyalty and betrayal, in a world of change
The night doesn’t turn out to be much fun for Allie. Allie Kennaway age 18 is never to return home. Brutally murdered, beaten to death in an apparent hate crime because of her transgender identity.
A crime that has destroyed a family a father who had lost his wife to cancer has now lost his daughter, his younger daughter Teegan has lost her sister, a family ripped apart so cruelly. A crime that has appalled the country, and the police have a huge job on their hands to find the killer.
Another very interesting read, I have now read a number of books by Cath Staincliffe and I seem to have enjoyed them all.
This one is a very interesting & a compelling read, told at a steady pace. It’s subject is quite topical at the moment and something we seem to be hearing more and more about. Todays society is a lot more understanding with thing although I still believe a lot of people are still uncomfortable with this subject, and i like how that was highlighted in the book with certain characters and their views.
This really was an fascinating story, and I really don’t think anything I write about it will do the book the justice it deserves, I’m worried about saying to much, then concerned I'm not saying enough, so I'll end with – Give this book a read, and decide for yourself.