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Abandoned and alone, you'll do anything to survive… A gritty new saga from the bestselling author of Outcast Child. Abandoned on the cold stone steps of an orphanage, only a few hours old and clutching the object which was to give her name, Pearl Button had a hard start to life. Now 16 years old, she's finally managed to escape the cruel confines of the orphanage, and enter the real world. Finding work at a nearby café, Pearl is thrilled to start earning her own money, even if she must contend with sharp-tongued Dolly Dolby. But soon she becomes tangled up in the murky South London underworld in which Dolly's son – the cruel but handsome Kevin – operates. By chance, she sees something she shouldn't, something dangerous, and her life is thrown into jeopardy. Can gentle giant Derek Lewis protect vulnerable Pearl from Kevin – and her own heart? Meanwhile, a local boy is snatched, terrifying this close-knit community, and at the orphanage where Pearl lived out her wretched childhood, the past is coming back to haunt its owner – and the secret she has promised to guard for so many years…

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    Mrs

    This is a lovely story by kitty Neale can't wait to read more of her work

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    Good read

    First book i have read by kitty neale. Have downloaded others already. Really well written. Some interesting unexpected twists. Some emotional parts also kept me gripped. Definately would recommend

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    Nobodys girl

    Brilliant read love this author very frustratingh_ in some parts but i have read other books of kitty neale very good couldnt put it down.

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    Brilliant

    This book is amazing from start to finish!! Can't wait to read the next installment of the story!!! Couldn't put this one down

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    Brilliant, couldn't put it down!

    What a good story teller, I was riveted from the start!

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