From Shelf: What's In The Box Mrs Harris?
EVERY FAMILY HAS ITS SECRETS . . . 'A beautiful, bewitching, unsettling and unputdownable dream of a book' LISA JEWELL
EVERY FAMILY HAS ITS SECRETS . . .
'A beautiful, bewitching, unsettling and unputdownable dream of a book' LISA JEWELL
LILY IS A GOOD DAUGHTER
Every evening she pours Mama a glass of perfectly spoilt orange juice. She arranges the teddy bears on Mama's quilt, she puts on her matching pink clothes. Anything to help put out the fire of Mama's rage.
MAMA IS A GOOD LIAR
But Mama is becoming unpredictable, dangerous. And as she starts to unravel, so do the memories that Lily has kept locked away for so long.She only wanted to be good, to help piece Mama back together. But as home truths creep out of the shadows, Lily must recast everything: what if her house isn't a home - but a prison? What if Mama isn't a protector - but a monster . . .
From hot new talent, Ella King, comes an unforgettable story about a family gone bad . . ._________________________________________________________________
'A powerful, hard-hitting and exquisitely written novel' CLARE MACKINTOSH
'This is a cracker' HARRIET TYCE
'Disturbing, poignant and memorable all at once - an exploration of a very dark relationship between a daughter and her mother' OBSERVER
'A riveting novel exploring how family ties can both make us and break us' RED
'Beautiful, disturbing, impossible to put down. Bad Fruit heralds a seriously impressive new talent in Ella King' CHRIS WHITAKER
'Masterful in its evocation of the complexity of mother-daughter relationships . . . a writer to watch' HARPER'S BAZAAR