No Use Crying

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

Review

Niki and her mum, Angie, have moved from school to school, job to job. But now Niki feels happy and settled.

Then suddenly Angie uproots them again. This time they move to London, where Niki has a grandfather she didn’t know existed, and he's sick, and in need of their help. Soon she discovers her father. The man she thought imprisoned for a dreadful crime is living happily, with a new family.

How many lies has Angie told and why?  Family secrets, a tough neighbourhood and new friends to make. Can Niki survive these pressures unscathed and trust her mother again?

Moving, genuine and warm in plot and tone, every character in this debut novel is well-rounded and real.

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