Darling Girls is a book that leaves you with a sense of understanding for those who have not had the easiest start in life and why their adult life is spent resolving childhood pain.
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Darling Girls Synopsis:
SISTERS, SECRETS, LOVE, AND MURDER… Sally Hepworth’s new novel has it all.
For as long as they can remember, Jessica, Norah, and Alicia have been told how lucky they are. As young girls they were rescued from family tragedies and raised by a loving foster mother, Miss Fairchild, on an idyllic farming estate and given an elusive second chance at a happy family life.
But their childhood wasn’t the fairy tale everyone thinks it was. Miss Fairchild had rules. Miss Fairchild could be unpredictable. And Miss Fairchild was never, ever to be crossed. In a moment of desperation, the three broke away from Miss Fairchild and thought they were free. Even though they never saw her again, she was always somewhere in the shadows of their minds. When a body is discovered under the home they grew up in, the foster sisters find themselves thrust into the spotlight as key witnesses. Or are they prime suspects?
A thrilling page-turner of sisterhood, secrets, love, and murder by New York Times bestselling author Sally Hepworth.
Darling Girls Short Summary:
In the heart of Port Agatha, where the whispers of Wild Meadows foster home once echoed, the tale of Darling Girls unfolds. Three extraordinary women—Jessica, Alicia, and Norah—bound not by blood but by shared sorrows and the title of foster “sisters,” find themselves entangled in a mystery that spans a quarter of a century.
As the trio navigates the tumultuous waters of their less-than-ideal lives, a sudden call from a detective sends ripples through the fabric of their existence. The revelation of human bones unearthed at Meadows Hill resurrects memories long buried in the recesses of their minds. Once inseparable, they now converge at the site that holds the key to a past they thought was forever lost.
Back at Meadows Hill, the detectives unravel the threads of their intertwined history. Each woman, scarred by the shadows of their shared childhood, grapples with haunting flashbacks of an abusive foster mother, the infamous Miss Fairchild. Together, they embark on a journey to confront not only the mystery surrounding the discovered bones but also the ghosts of their own traumatic past.
In a riveting portrayal, Darling Girls delves into the enduring scars inflicted by an abusive and narcissistic foster parent. The narrative paints a vivid picture of the resilient bond forged between Jessica, Alicia, and Norah. As they peel back the layers of deception, the mystery deepens, echoing the painful truth that their childhood pleas were dismissed and their voices silenced.
Amidst the twists and turns, the book unveils a compelling character study of Miss Fairchild. A master manipulator, she wielded power over vulnerable hearts, leaving a trail of shattered innocence in her wake. Darling Girls not only unearths the bones buried at Meadows Hill but also lays bare the intricacies of human relationships, the indomitable spirit of survival, and the scars that time alone cannot erase.
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