Saving Daisy isn't published until 2012 (Sob! Earlo fans - form an orderly queue behind me...) but Phil has given me exclusive permission to post the prologue. I don't know about you, but after reading this little snippet I wanted to read the rest of the book straight away. Talk about intriguing!
My name is Daisy Houghton.
I’m fourteen years old.
Six months ago I killed my dad.
It wasn’t pre-meditated or bloody. I didn’t even have to lay a hand on him.
Speaking to him was enough.
He didn’t know what was coming. How could he? All he was doing was protecting me. Doing what any parent would do.
I should have realised though. Seen the danger in what I was doing. That what I had to tell him was too great for anyone to carry.
If only I’d kept my mouth shut. If I had done, he’d still be around, and I’d be at home.
Instead I’m here.
In a room with plastic windows and a bed that’s bolted to the floor.
It’s not prison, but that’s where I deserve to be.
I know what you’re thinking by the way.
Where’s your mum? Why aren’t you home with her?
That’s the problem.
I killed her too.
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