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The Golden Child : A gripping novel about a mother's greatest fear -- raising a bully in the digital age - Wendy James

The Golden Child

A gripping novel about a mother's greatest fear -- raising a bully in the digital age

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Published: 1st February 2017
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Blogger Lizzy's life is buzzing, happy, normal. Two gorgeous children, a handsome husband, destiny under control. For her real-life alter-ego Beth, things are unravelling. Tensions are simmering with her husband, mother-in-law and even her own mother. Her teenage daughters, once the objects of her existence, have moved beyond her grasp and one of them has shown signs of, well, thoughtlessness...

Then a classmate of one daughter is callously bullied and the finger of blame is pointed at Beth's clever, beautiful child. Shattered, shamed and frightened, two families must negotiate worlds of cruelty they are totally ill-equipped for.

This is a novel that grapples with modern-day spectres of selfies, selfishness and cyberbullying. It plays with our fears of parenting, social media and Queen Bees, and it asks the question: just how well do you know your child?

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  • Engaging characters
  • Page-Turner
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      Loved this book so much as it deals with real-life issues. A gripping story with a twist at the end. Have ordered 2 more books by the same author

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      PRAISE FOR THE GOLDEN CHILD

      'This is an engaging and intimate read ... 4 Stars' Australian Bookseller and Publisher 'Brilliant. Such a clever plot, and such real characters, and so very, very well written' - Danielle Hawkins, author

      PRAISE FOR WENDY JAMES'S OTHER BOOKS 'A wonderful, unputdownable story by a great Australian author' - Liane Moriarty, Australian Women's Weekly

      'A penetrating picture of our life and times . . . a knockout' - Canberra Times

      'Cunning psychological portraits and clean prose make for an absorbing domestic thriller' - The Age

      Wendy James

      Wendy James is the author of six books, including The Mistake (2012) and Out of the Silence , which won the 2006 Ned Kelly Award for Best First Crime fiction and was shortlisted for the Nita May Dobbie Award for women’s writing. She currently lives in Newcastle, New South Wales with her husband and two of their four children.

      Visit Wendy James's Booktopia Author Page


      ISBN: 9781460752371
      ISBN-10: 1460752376
      Audience: General
      Format: Paperback
      Language: English
      Number Of Pages: 352
      Published: 1st February 2017
      Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
      Country of Publication: AU
      Dimensions (cm): 23.3 x 15.4  x 2.6
      Weight (kg): 0.47