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The Girl in the Maze: A moving and gripping book club read (Paperback)

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Synopsis

Traversing three generations of women torn apart by family trauma, The Girl in the Maze explores the complex relationship and challenges involved in both mothering and being mothered.

'I would caution you against delving into the past. The past is often best left exactly where it is.'



Emma Bowen has never had a close relationship with her mother, barely speaking with her in the last years of her life. But after her mother's death, Emma finds something that might just explain the distance between them.



Discovering letters between her mother and grandmother, it seems to Emma that her mother has always been difficult.



As she searches for answers about her own childhood, Emma is drawn into the mystery of her mother's enigmatic life. The more she finds, the more lost she feels, but Emma is determined to uncover her mother's past, and the secrets held within it, whatever the cost.



An enthralling story of three women, generations apart, linked by one terrible tragedy.







PRAISE FOR THE GIRL IN THE MAZE

'an evocative narrative of suppressed emotions, missed chances and shifting loyalties. [Hayward's] rich and moving prose both haunts and intrigues' - Rosie Chard, author of The Insistent Garden



'a multi-layered haunting history, powerful because it's just so close to all of our lives.' - Fiona Perrin, author of How to Not Get Divorced



'raw and compelling' - Rebecca Netley, author of The Whistling



'an elegantly written, totally gripping story . . . I was swept away by it.' - Katy Regan, author of The Story of You



'packed with mystery and intrigue and peopled with such real, flawed characters I felt like they might walk off the page.' - Laura Pearson, author of I Wanted You to Know



'a well-researched and emotional book that will take you on a journey filled with family drama, deceit and deep-buried family secrets.' - Jessica Jarlvi, author of When I Wake Up



'Moving, sometimes shocking, and always compelling' - Justine Bothwick, author of In the Mirror, a Peacock Danced

Fiction & PoetryCrime & ThrillersHistorical mysteriesFiction & PoetryHistorical FictionSagasFiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: Agora Books Publication Date: 25/11/2021 ISBN-13: 9781913099220  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Cathy Hayward trained as a journalist and edited a variety of trade publications, several of which were so niche they were featured on Have I Got News for You. She then moved into the world of PR and set up an award-winning communications agency. Devastated and inspired in equal measure by the death of her parents in quick succession, Cathy completed The Creative Writing Programme with New Writing South out of which emerged her debut novel, The Girl in the Maze , about the experience of mothering and being mothered. It won Agora Books' Lost the Plot Work in Progress Prize 2020 and was longlisted for the Grindstone Literary Prize 2020. When she's not writing (or reading) in her local library, Cathy loves pottering in second-hand bookshops, hiking and wild camping. She lives in Brighton - sandwiched between the Downs and the sea - with her husband, three children, and two rescue cats - one of whom thinks he's a dog.

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