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The trophy child: A Novel

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In her unsettling new domestic thriller, "The Trophy Child", Daly digs beneath the serene surface of the idyllic suburban Lake District community where families strive for perfection, delivering a suspenseful, surprising story of motherhood and fallibility. Karen Bloom is not the coddling mother type. She believes in raising her children for success. Some in the neighborhood call her assertive, others say she's driven, but in gossiping circles she's known as: the tiger mother. Karen believes that tough discipline is the true art of parenting and that achievement leads to ultimate happiness. She expects her husband and her children to perform at 200 percent-no matter the cost. But in an unending quest for excellence, her seemingly flawless family start to rebel against her. Her husband Noel is a handsome doctor with a proclivity for alcohol and women. Their prodigy daughter, Bronte, is excelling at school, music lessons, dance classes, and yet she longs to run away. Verity, Noel's teenage daughter from his first marriage, is starting to display aggressive behavior. And Karen's son from a previous relationship falls deeper into drug use. When tragedy strikes the Blooms, Karen's carefully constructed facade begins to fall apart-and once the deadly cracks appear, they are impossible to stop. A thrilling tale of ambition and murder, Daly's richly imagined world of suburban striving and motherly love is an absorbing page-turner about the illusions of perfection and the power games between husband and wife, parent and child.
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subject_facetDomestic fiction
Electronic books
Families -- Fiction
Family crises -- Fiction
Interpersonal relations -- Fiction
Motherhood -- Fiction
Mothers -- Fiction
Parent and child -- Fiction
Stepfamilies -- Fiction
Suburban life -- Fiction
Success -- Fiction
Suspense fiction
title_displayThe trophy child
title_fullThe Trophy Child A Novel
The trophy child / Paula Daly
The trophy child [electronic resource] / Paula Daly
title_shortThe trophy child
title_subA Novel
topic_facetElectronic books
Families
Family crises
Fiction
Interpersonal relations
Motherhood
Mothers
Parent and child
Stepfamilies
Suburban life
Success
Suspense
Thriller